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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


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

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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


NSPCC AND VICTIM SUPPORT JOIN FORCES TO CREATE A NEW SERVICE TO SUPPORT YOUNG WITNESSES


The NSPCC and Victim Support are joining forces in the development of a new support service for young witnesses across England and Wales.

The charities aim to create a consistent, accessible young witness service run by Victim Support to help witnesses aged under 18 who have to give evidence at court.  Support from young witness workers helps children prepare for court so they are able to give their best evidence in criminal trials.  The charities hope the young witness service will help bring people to justice , including those who abuse children, by supporting young people through the trauma of the court process.

Building on its current work with young witnesses, Victim Support will deliver the new services drawing on the NSPCC’s expertise in child protection and in developing innovative services. This will create a dedicated young witness support programme for all criminal courts.

Last year Victim Support helped over 12,000 children through the daunting and often intimidating experience of giving evidence. Work to develop the service began in January 2012. The charities hope it will be up-and-running within a year.