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Notice of AGM, 20 November 2018

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 148th Annual General Meeting to be held at 12 Colston Avenue BS1 4ST on 20 November 2018. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached … more


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 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


Law Firm VWV Gets Creative to Support Gromit Unleashed 2


Wallace and Gromit are coming back to Bristol and award-winning law firm VWV is once more getting involved in the iconic charity event.

From 2 July to 2 September 2018, over 60 original sculptures will descend on Bristol and will raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. Gromit Unleashed 2 follows the success of the Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City arts trails, which saw two of Aardman’s most loved characters raise over £6 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

VWV is showing its support by sponsoring a Wallace sculpture. Designed by Elaine Carr, it will be displayed on Cascade Steps, by  the firm’s office on the waterfront. The sculptures will all be unveiled on 2 July but the firm is now able to share a ‘sneak peek’ of the sculpture…

VWV is also organising a ‘grand day out’ to celebrate its sponsorship on Wednesday 4 July, where staff will be taking part in a number of fundraising activities tailored to each of the Wallace & Gromit films. This includes popping on the ‘wrong trousers’, a raffle, staff getting their beards shaved and legs waxed, and a Wallace design competitions for the little ones.

All proceeds will be donated to The Grand Appeal.

Highly committed to its corporate social responsibility, the firm plays an active role in the community. For example, last February, ‘Partner Pandemonium – A Jungle Challenge’ saw seven of its Bristol partners go head-to-head in some gruesome trials, with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House, Bristol.

Since the launch of Gromit Unleashed in 2013, and as part of the previous art trails, VWV has seen Sir Gromit of Bristol take residence in its office at Narrow Quay House, and also sponsored a Shaun – Beach Boy.

Simon Heald, VWV Managing Partner, commented:

“We are so lucky to live in such a wonderfully creative city, and as a Bristol headquartered law firm, we are proud to support a charitable initiative that brings so much to the community.

Raising money to support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital is something our staff are truly passionate about. We are delighted to be able to give something back to the Bristol community.”