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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

The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?

BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more

Goughs Solicitors – A Conveyancing and Residential Property Head of Department and a Private Client Solicitor/ Legal Exec


Are you ready to lead our Conveyancing and Residential Property team to exciting new ventures and reap the rewards of your success?

Department: Conveyancing and Residential Property
Date starting: ASAP
Location: Wiltshire
Apply: CV and Covering letter/ email to

This is an excellent opportunity to add real value, as Head of Department, to what is already a strong and successful Conveyancing offering, overseeing a team of 10 high calibre lawyers.

You will have a fantastic opportunity to bring into play your innovative and forward-thinking ideas whilst leading the team and driving growth. If you are a proven trusted advisor to your clients and you are looking for an opportunity to progress towards partnership within a growing, ambitious and dynamic firm, this is the perfect next career move for you.

Goughs Solicitors is a well-established law firm, recognised for its client-centred approach. We have a strong reputation for being approachable, reliable and efficient. An independent market research company described the findings of its recent survey of a sample of our clients as the best they’d ever seen in the legal profession. As a Firm we pride ourselves on the calibre and strong personal brand of our lawyers and our embedded values of trust, teamwork, excellence, engagement and accountability. Indeed, our ‘Goughs Values’ have been lauded at several recent national and regional awards ceremonies, including our winning ‘Professional Services Provider of the Year’ at recent Business Awards. With a wealth of panel memberships, accreditations and quality standards, we believe in offering a fantastic client service and we continuously receive unrivaled client feedback for the outstanding work we do. It is this approach that continues to give us an excellent referral network.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills
  • Have at least seven years PQE as a Residential Property Solicitor/Legal Executive or Residential Conveyancer
  • Ideally have experience of running a team
  • Have a proven history of fee earning or meeting financial targets
  • Have the ability to lead and motivate a team, with a positive and confident outlook
  • Be ambitious and dynamic

For the full role description see: Conveyancing Leader job description May 2018


Private Client Solicitor/Legal Executive – get out of the “rat race” and create your perfect work/life balance.

Reporting to: Dawn Moir
Department: Private Client
Date starting: ASAP
Location: Wiltshire
Apply: CV and Covering letter/ email to

This is a truly exciting high-level opportunity for an experienced and ambitious solicitor or legal executive with a desire to become a pivotal member of this highly-regarded team and also progress within the department and wider firm. This long term, strategic role provides a real opportunity for progression through to partner and/or Head of Department, through the firm’s well-developed career structure.

We have a client base which would be the envy of many city centre firms, who simply can’t compete with us when it comes to easy access to beautiful Wiltshire countryside and the quality of life that comes with it.

You will have a strong academic record, be able to think laterally in order to provide innovative solutions to clients’ problems and also be commercially astute. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic team which is continuing on an upward trajectory and where you can gain exposure to excellent client work.

Our Private Client team has a strong client base which includes business owners, wealthy agricultural clients and wealthy families. Our experienced and well established team consists of high quality Solicitors, Associates and Partners who maintain strong links to our client base and who pride themselves on providing outstanding service.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A strong background in all areas of Wills, Trusts and Probate work
  • Experience in business development and a well developed personal brand
  • Commercial awareness and a proven track record of strong financial performance
  • An ability to demonstrate a dynamic and flexible approach to clients’ needs
  • A genuine interest and appreciation for this specialist area and ideally STEP membership

For the full job description see: WTP Solicitor job description