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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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. We can be contacted on info@bristollawsociety.com. In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more


COMPLIANCE SUPPORT IN AN ERA OF REGULATORY CHANGE


Are you still trying to come to terms with the new era of Outcomes Focusssed Regulation? Worried about being a COLP?

Then Bristol Law Society may be able to offer you some comfort by inviting you to this free regional event, hosted by the Law Society of England & Wales, in association with Bristol Law Society, to assist solicitors with their regulatory and compliance obligations.

Date: Wednesday, 29th February

Venue: Bristol Law Society library, Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DA

Time: Registration from 3.00 pm. Event 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Programme

Registration and coffee

A meeting not to be missed.

Hear Tim Prior, Law Society Risk and Compliance consultant, speaking on outcomes focused regulation with particular emphasis on:-

– The 10 over-arching principles

-Key elements of the 2011 SRA handbook

– What to consider in appointing your COLP and COFA.

– Pre-requisites to compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct

– Your reporting obligations

The update session will last 2 hours, to be followed by a one hour surgery session comprised of 10 minute diagnostic consultancy slots. To book a diagnostic slot please indicate interest in doing so when you book this event by emailing zara.douglas@lawsociety.org.uk using your booking number as reference.

Speaker Profile:

Tim Prior is a solicitor (non-practising), a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management, a Lexcel consultant and a specialist in
risk management, compliance and professional indemnity insurance. Following 11 years with the Solicitors Indemnity Fund and 10 years with Professional Indemnity Insurer Travelers, he set up his own company in 2010. He is a member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme Assessment Panel and is a contributing author to LexisPSL on risk and compliance issues. He is a regular speaker at Law Society events and will be leading a COLP and COFA masterclass at Chancery Lane on 7 February 2012.

For more information about Law Society events e-mail: events@lawsociety.org.uk.