Society's News


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


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/