Society's News

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?

Welcome from BLS President 2017/18 – Gary Lightwood

                    Gary Lightwood is the Managing Partner of Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors’ Bristol office. During his career he has specialised in personal injury litigation, clinical negligence and family law. A former Officer in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Gary then qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 after joining … more

BLS Conference and Meeting Room Suites Room Hire Information

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue.  There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the rooms. For full information on our … more

Bristol Pro Bono mapping exercise

Clare Carter, Director of Avon & Bristol Law Centre is working with other agencies in the City setting up a pro bono network. The first thing the network is looking to do is to map current pro bono provision in Bristol so we can raise awareness of this, and identify gaps/ duplication etc.

In order to carry out this mapping exercise, Clare would be interested in hearing from Bristol firms and their experience of the following:

1.) What pro bono schemes are you aware of or involved in?
2.) Who would you contact if you were interested in doing pro bono work?
3.) Would a central pro bono co ordination resource be useful?

Please send your responses directly to Clare at