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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

Junior lawyers raise record-breaking sum for local care charity

Bristol Junior Lawyers Division (Bristol JLD) were delighted to have raised £4,632.31 for the Jessie May Trust who provide nursing care at home in Bristol for children with life limiting conditions (

The money was raised at various events over the last 12 months including several Charity Pub Quizzes, a Summer Boat Party and the annual Charity Ball. The group presented a cheque for the amount to Julian Withers, Head of Fundraising and Communications, at their AGM and Committee Election on 1 November 2011 and were pleased to have smashed last year’s record of raising just over £3,500 for charity.

Photo by Leon R Smith

Photo by Leon R Smith

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the charity Mr Withers said “This is a fantastic amount for a charity such as ours to receive – we are so grateful to the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division for choosing Jessie May as their charity for this year. It is great to know that we have friends out there in the community that are willing to do so much to support our work in caring for terminally ill children within their homes.”

Nicola Cunnington from CW Law, Chair of Bristol JLD, added “I am so proud of all the Bristol Junior Lawyers who have contributed to this record-breaking total for a truly deserving local cause. The Jessie May Trust is a fabulous charity that relies on local donations and I would urge readers to help where they can. On behalf of the whole Bristol JLD committee, I would like to thank all of the sponsors, law firms and local businesses that have made this such a successful year and I hope you will all support us going forward. My biggest thanks, as always, goes to our members. We already have some exciting plans for next year and I only hope we can raise a similar amount.”

The money raised will help the charity to continue working in partnership with families and other agencies to deliver and develop quality respite and palliative care services in the home for all children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families.