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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?


BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more


BLS Annual Awards Dinner Winners 2017!


Congratulations to all those shortlisted nominees who attended our dinner last night but our most particular congratulations to the winners of the awards!

We hope all our guests had an enjoyable evening and thank you again for all you support of Bristol Law Society.

The winners in each category were:

Law Student of the Year
Brooke Lewis, UWE

Support Team Member of the Year
Jerry Fowler, Civil and Family Justice Centre, Bristol County Court

Junior Lawyer of the Year
Fiona Dabell, Barcan+Kirby

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Beverley Watkins, Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co

CSR Firm of the Year
Barcan+Kirby

Barrister of the Year
Natasha Dzameh, St John’s Chambers

Chambers of the Year
Albion Chambers

Lawyer of the Year
Samantha Castle, Barcan+Kirby

Team of the Year
Litigant in Person (Lip) Service

Law Firm of the Year (under 15 partners)
AMD Solicitors

Law Firm of the Year (over 15 partners)
Veale Wasbrough Vizards

President’s Outstanding Achievement Award
District Judge Julie Exton