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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … 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

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 Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue.  There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more

Diversity in Law: A Practitioners Perspective (UWE Law Society event 3rd April)

It is widely recognised within the legal profession that there is a stereotypical image of what members of the field look like – often white middle-class males.

There is a recognition that females, individuals from BAME backgrounds, and those with a disability are underrepresented within the legal profession, particularly at senior positions. Although the industry is moving forward to become more open and diverse, it will still take a long time for these individuals to rise to the positions of senior figureheads.
There is evidence of change, especially within the judiciary, of groups becoming better represented, such as at the UKSC, although there is still an unbalance at present.

With this worry of under representation, the legal profession runs a risk of not having particular groups of people coming through legal training and wanting to enter into the profession.

UWE Law Society have taken a drive, in the academic year 2018/19, to make diversity and equality a large focus. With this focus we are running an evening event to showcase different areas within the legal profession, and asking field leaders to share their experiences, views and opinions on how diversity is represented.

We are welcoming successful practitioners to share their views and welcome all to attend this even, whether directly involved in law or not.

Parking is available via the North Entrance to the university and free from 5pm.

Registration begins at 5:00pm.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Book here