Society's News

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?

Welcome from BLS President 2017/18 – Gary Lightwood

                    Gary Lightwood is the Managing Partner of Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors’ Bristol office. During his career he has specialised in personal injury litigation, clinical negligence and family law. A former Officer in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Gary then qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 after joining … more

BLS Conference and Meeting Room Suites Room Hire Information

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting 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 rooms. For full information on our … more

Inaugural cross-professional drinks for relocators to the city




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BLS in conjunction with the SW branch of the ICAEW and Bristol branch of the IoD are delighted to host our inaugural cross-professional drinks on 4th October from 6pm at Pata Negra on Corn Street.  Our thanks also to our sponsor, Osborne Clarke.

If you are new to the City within the last 4 months or so, or are due to join a firm between now and this event, please do register and come along to these networking drinks to meet other professionals who have recently relocated.

For full details and to reserve your place, please click on New Entrants drinks

To book your space, please email