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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

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

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

Bristol Disability Equality Commission Chair – Voluntary Post

Bristol Disability Equality Commission Chair Advert

This is an exciting opportunity for a Disabled person, with a strong personal
commitment to disability as an equality and human rights issue, who wants to
make a real difference to the lives of other Disabled people in Bristol and can
lead and build a team.

If you fit this description, then you could be the person the city is looking for to
chair Bristol’s new Disability Equality Commission.

The Commission will lead the work of embedding Disability Equality in every
part of the city to improve the lives and opportunities of all Disabled people.
The Commissioners will include individual Disabled people, Disabled people-led
organisations and groups working with Disabled people.

As Chair, you will be the leader and spokesperson for the Commission. You will
have considerable experience of working at a senior level, being able to build
partnerships with individuals and organisations. You will be a strategic thinker
and an excellent communicator. You will have a thorough understanding of
the community of Disabled people in the city and the private, public, voluntary
and community sector.

Applications from Disabled people from all backgrounds are welcome, but we
particularly encourage Disabled people who also have other protected characteristics to apply who are currently under-represented in this type of role and work. The appointment to this role will be made on merit.

Application Process:
Please submit a covering letter (1500 word limit), CV and two referees to by Thursday 22 July 2021.

To be shortlisted for interview you must demonstrate by practical example
how you meet all of the criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

If you would like to apply for this position on a role share basis as a Co-Chair,
please indicate this in your covering letter.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check, following safer recruitment
practice we will request references if invited to interview.

Please download the application pack documents, including Role Description
and Person Specification, Equalities Monitoring Form and Sensitive Interests
Form on the website:

If you would like further information or need the application pack in a different
format please contact: or 0117 922 3114 specifying your
contact details and the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, British
Sign Language or large print, accessible PDF.

Closing Date: Thursday 22 July 2021
Shortlisting: 23 to 27 July 2021
Interview Date: week commencing 2 August 2021
Best wishes
Councillor Asher Craig
Deputy Mayor (Communities, Equalities & Public Health)