Society's News

Notification of Bristol Law Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Bristol Law Society will take place virtually on Tuesday 17 November.  Attendees will be able to join from 5.45pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6pm.  If you wish to attend, please email and the joining details will be forwarded to you a few days before the meeting. Please see below all the … more

Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more

Law Society – Furloughing and Return to Work updates/toolkits






Furlough scheme deadline
The Government’s furlough scheme, the Job Retention Scheme, will close to new entrants on Wednesday 10 June.

If firm’s are considering taking advantage of the scheme in the future, including the new arrangements for part-time furloughing, relevant employees must be entered into the scheme by that deadline.

We have updated our guidance on the furlough scheme, published new FAQs on the scheme including some scenarios which firms may find themselves in.
> Read our latest guidance for law firms on the Job Retention Scheme
> Find the latest government guidance on the Job Retention Scheme
New webinar on furloughing will be available later this week

New return to the office toolkit
As the government begin to lift restrictions and solicitors slowly return to the office in the coming weeks, it is vitally important that firms are prepared and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure their safety.

We have published a return to the office toolkit, focused on providing practical steps that members can take in line with government guidance. It includes:

  • Template COVID 19 Risk Assessment for law firms
  • Downloadable posters to display in the firms (including the option for small firms to order printed and laminated copies from us)
  • Staffing decisions flowchart

It is incredibly important that firms begin to consult with staff and complete the necessary risk assessments to ensure that everything is in place when they are able to return to the office.

 Read our toolkit on the safe return to the office