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Notification of Bristol Law Society AGM

Agenda 2021


Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


BLS Members urge to make views known on mediation


The European Parliament is seeking inputs and suggestions to foster the use of mediation in civil and commercial disputes. To this end, a questionnaire titled Assessing the Impact of the EU Mediation Directive and Exploring Legislative and Non-Legislative Measures to Encourage the Use of Mediation in EU Member States is available at

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1382928/Questionnaire.

A report based on the responses to the questionnaire is scheduled to be presented to the European Parliament at the end of November 2013. This questionnaire consists of multiple choice questions and proposed solutions to be ranked on a spectrum of usefulness. We kindly invite you to complete the questionnaire and forward this message to any person interested in contributing to the improvement of EU mediation policy.

Mike Lind, former President of BLS, commented : “I remain closely connected to the world of mediation, particularly in the context of EU policy. I would urge all BLS members to fill out the survey that has been prepared by the European Parliament seeking inputs from all Member States. I believe this is important for all those involved in litigation and ADR as developments within continental Europe will undoubtedly impact on us here, irrespective of  the present government’s political stance.”