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


Library




Bristol Law Society is the oldest local law society in England and Wales and hosts a collection of historic legal reference materials including journals, case reports and text books. Members of the Society are welcome to visit our offices on 12 Colston Avenue by prior appointment,  to use our historic library collection for their own research and study purposes.

 

Bristol Law Society’s Law Library is not open to the members of the public.

We regret that we are currently unable to offer any research or information services or to respond to specific enquiries for legal information or advice to practitioners.  However, full members of the Society are entitled to access the Wills Memorial Library (Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ) and other collections held by the University of Bristol’s Library Service, upon payment of a nominal administration fee for registration.

Please note that if you wish to register, you must apply to the University of Bristol Library in advance by emailing lib-access@bristol.ac.uk. Applications may take up to 5 working days to process.

If you do not wish or are not eligible to register, the University of Bristol Library Services now offer offer a Visitor Scheme whereby up to 40 people a day can apply for a One Day Pass, free of charge, on production of ID, to use the University Library for Reading & Reference.
For full details and conditions (including restriction periods) please see:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/library/using/membership/visitorscheme/

 

BLS full members (solicitors) are also able to contact the national Law Society library with reference enquiries and for document delivery services. For information see their website www.lawsociety.org.uk.