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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

Celebration of LGBT+ month – Bristol event 28th February










On the 30th anniversary of Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 (and the 15th of its repeal), this panel event will focus on the legacy of this notorious legislation and how far we have come since its abolition. This event will also allow you to meet members of the Law Society’s LGBT+ Division and other solicitors who share a passion for LGBT+ representation.


17:30 – 18:00 Registration and refreshments

18:00 – 18:10 Opening remarks

18:10 – 19:10 Panel event and Q&A
Katrina Robinson (chair LGBT+ Lawyers Division) will be joined by others with local knowledge and experience of the current education system.

19:10 – 19:15 Closing remarks

19:15 – 20:15 Networking drinks reception

Who should attend?

– Solicitors who identify as LGBT+ or are an ally
– Solicitors who are a member of the LGBT+ staff network at their firm/organisation
– Those who wish to understand more about personal experiences in order to provide support to colleagues.

This event is free to attend.