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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 Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022


Bristol Law Society and the BBC in Bristol invite you to a preview screening of ‘The Strange Case of the Law’, a forthcoming new BBC Bristol Factual series for BBC Four exploring the history of English law.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the series’ presenter, Harry Potter, and its producer, John Das.

The session will begin at  6pm on June 18th at the BBC Bristol on Whiteladies Road, Clifton. Light refreshments will be provided.

Nick Dell, Bristol Law Society President

Lucio Mesquita, Head, BBC West

If you are interested in attending, as places are limited to 50, please email BLS at

“The Strange Case of The Law” is a new three-part series in which barrister Harry Potter tells the remarkable story of English justice. Episode 1 is due to be broadcast on Tuesday 19 June, (9pm BBC Four) and this will be the episode shown on 18th June to BLS members.

Episode 1 is entitled “Laying Down The Law”

This is a synopsis of the episode:-

English Common Law, with its emphasis on the role of the jury, set a standard of fairness that has influenced legal systems across the world. Many of the features that characterise today’s courts were in place as early as the 14th century. How did England come to have such a distinctive and enduring system? Harry Potter traces English law back to the simple compensation culture of early Anglo-Saxon Kent. He explores the rise of trial by ordeal, where painful and dangerous physical tests were used to determine guilt or innocence. He shows how this system of religious ‘proof’ came to be replaced by jury trial, explains why Henry II’s attempt to unify law in England led to murder in Canterbury Cathedral, and takes a revealing look at the most famous legal document in history, Magna Carta.