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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

BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure

Domestic Abuse Act 2021 Implications for practice and procedure 9 December 2021 from 4.30-6pm (via Teams)


Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Implications for practice and procedure

9 December 2021 from 4.30-6pm (via Teams)


Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles– Lead Judge on issues of Domestic Abuse

Mrs Justice Jennifer Roberts– Family Division Liaison Judge, Western Circuit

HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC, DFJ Bristol.

HHJ Caroline Wright, DFJ Swindon and Wiltshire

Natalie Wyatt, Senior Improvement Manager (Cafcass)

Hannah Penfold, HMCTS-senior legal manager South West


Members of the Western Circuit, Judges, legal and Family Court professionals, Court users and staff are all invited to join an introduction to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, and short presentations on implications for practice and procedure

We are very fortunate to have Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles DBE to give an overview and introduction, and Mrs Justice Roberts DBE, our Family Division Liaison Judge, to chair the presentations.

There will be time for questions following the presentations. If possible, please send question in advance to HHJ Wildblood QC or HHJ Caroline Wright. Questions may also be asked via the ‘chat’ facility at the conference. If you wish to attend, please email HHJ Wildblood QC or HHJ Caroline Wright, so that we have some idea about numbers.


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