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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … 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


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

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation 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 … more


Movers and Shakers


Enable Law hires brain injury partner Huw Ponting

Leading injury law practice Enable Law has hired specialist brain injury lawyer Huw Ponting.

Huw joins the Bristol office as a partner and brings considerable experience of representing victims of head and brain injuries to the firm.

He previously worked at Novum Law, formerly the personal injury team at  Thrings, where he was a partner and then director for over 20 years.

Huw also acts as a deputy – a professional appointed by the Court of Protection to help individuals look after their financial affairs when they lack the mental capacity to do so themselves.

In this role he acts for a number of his current and former brain injury clients, managing their compensation awards and helping them to live as independently as possible.

Huw Ponting said “I am delighted to move my practice to Enable Law to add to its already significant presence in the fields of complex litigation and specialist Court of Protection work”.

Rob Antrobus, partner and Head of Enable Law, added: “It’s great to be able to welcome a lawyer of Huw’s calibre and expertise to Enable Law.

“The partners and the rest of the team are excited to be working alongside him to deliver the best possible service for our clients.”

Outside of the office, Huw chairs the board of trustees of Headway Bristol and recently joined the board of Herefordshire Headway, both charities that support those living with brain injury.

He lectures frequently and trains other solicitors, barristers, students, case managers and other professionals working in the field of brain injury on complex aspects of law and rehabilitation.