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


Representation


BLS is an active member of the Association of South West Law Societies and the Joint 5 (with Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester Law Societies) through which officers meet regularly with their counterparts. This relationship offers a wider view of the needs and requirements of the profession and creates a strong and effective lobbying force. Effective communication channels are maintained with the national Law Society, the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority, the judiciary, the Ministry of Justice, the local Bar, the local authorities, advice agencies, academic institutions, organisations from the voluntary sector, consumer bodies and other professional and commercial bodies. It works closely with the local groups of Junior Lawyers’ Division, Association of Women Solicitors and Institute of Legal Executives.

Current Consultation Papers
Ministry of Justice
The Law Society campaign on Legal Aid 
See www.sra.org.uk/sra/consultations/