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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


On Thursday March 29th, Bristol Law Society is pleased to invite all members to come along to put questions to local MP Kerry McCarthy. To be held at the Law Library, this free event will give you the opportunity to put your views to Kerry, ask questions about issues that affect you and give members access to a local MP. We anticipate that you may want to put forward your views on the future of legal aid, competition in the legal profession as well as a range of other matters affecting the legal profession on a local and national level. Don’t miss this free opportunity, which will be held  at 5.30pm on March 29th 2012. Details will be circulated by email.

Look out for future Bristol Law Society events that are coming up too. We will be holding our Annual quiz shortly, our Summer Party in July and of course the Annual Dinner and Legal Weekend in October. We hope to announce further free Q&A events soon too. Keep checking back here on the website.

If anyone wishes to look into becoming a Notary Public, there is a training day being held on Thursday 23rd February 2012, 11.00 am to 4.00p.m. The Open Day will provide an introduction to the notarial profession in England & Wales for those interested in qualifying.

Costing  £160 including lunch the event will be held at the Grange Holborn Hotel in London.

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In January 2012, the Law Society launched a new dedicated service to create and facilitate a community of solicitor advocates. This will provide support, training and networking opportunities on a circuit and national level. Solicitor advocates are under increasing pressure as a result of the intensity of competition for work in the higher courts and the introduction of the new Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) on a phased regional basis from April 2012.

At these FREE launch events you will hear about our plans for a range of training and support services and how we plan to set up strong regional networks based on the circuits around the country. Each event will feature a speaker from the judiciary.

Who should attend? • Criminal solicitor advocates • Civil solicitor advocates • Crown Prosecution Service solicitors

15 February 2012: Bristol

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The Law Society is keen to equip solicitors who intend to apply with the skills to help them enhance their interview performance. This training course has been developed with solicitor applicants for judicial appointments specifically in mind. The training focuses on making a positive impact in the JAC’s competency-based application and selection process. Successful pilot courses held in August and November 2009 received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

9 March 2012: Bristol

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