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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


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?


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


Members & Benefits


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Bristol Law Society is a private members’ local law society of about 4500 which represents and supports the local legal community. Membership is renewable annually and is open to all solicitors, barristers, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and F/CILEX members who are entitled to join as Associates Members if not eligible for full membership. For more information see About Us. To apply to join, you must have a proposer and seconder who are members of Bristol Law Society.  If you do not know a member of BLS and wish to join, please do contact us and we will assist in finding requisite members on council who can support your application. All cheques should be sent to the office and made payable to Bristol Law Society or we can invoice you. If you have any queries, please contact us at membership@bristollawsociety.com.

Membership confers a number of benefits including access to various special offers and special rates to attend BLS events. Members receive the Bristol Law Society monthly news and views magazine, Legal Life.

To apply for Full Membership, please complete the attached form – Membership Form 2017 – Full – and return to the BLS Office.

To apply for Associate Membership, please complete the attached form – Membership Form 2017 – Associate – and return to the BLS Office.

SUBSCRIPTIONS RENEWAL FOR EXISTING BRISTOL LAW SOCIETY MEMBERS 2017-2018:

Subscriptions for the new membership year became due on 1 December 2017.  All members will receive a letter from the BLS Office advising them that their membership is due for renewal.  A letter will also be sent to firms with a list of members. Subscription rates have not been increased and are as follows:

Membership Rates (Full Members)

□ Partner, Principal, or Sole Practitioner [ £100.00 p.a. ]
□ Employed Solicitor with 3 years PQE+ [ £60.00 p.a. ]
□ Employed Solicitor with less than 3 years PQE [ £40.00 p.a. ]
□ Retired or unemployed Solicitor [ £30.00 p.a. ]
□ Corporate Rate – available on request.

Membership Rates (Associate Members)

□ Barrister [ £100.00 p.a ].
□ Trainee or chartered legal executive; paralegal or legal assistant; licensed conveyancer; registered foreign lawyer; etc [ £40.00 p.a. ].
□ Retired or employed by a recognised provider of legal education [ £30.00 p.a. ].
□ Trainee Solicitor; Pupil or Trainee Barrister; Undergraduate or post graduate student [ FREE ].

Cheques should be made payable to Bristol Law Society and sent to the BLS Office.  Bank details for BACS payments are available upon request.

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