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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

Private Client – Bristol

BLS1429 – Private Client – Solicitor/FCILEX – Bristol

This national law firm has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor or FCILEx to join its Private Client department on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be personable, self-motivated, adaptable and have extensive Contentious and Non-Contentious Probate experience although experienced candidates with only contentious experience will also be considered.


  • Advising clients on all aspects of Contentious Probate matters including claims under the I(PFD)A 1975, claims regarding the validity of wills, court of protection work and disputes between Executors and Trustees and Beneficiaries;
  • Will and LPA drafting;
  • Estate and Trust administration;
  • Providing tax advice to clients, including life time tax planning and CGT advice;
  • Completing Trust Tax Returns and Self-assessment tax returns;
  •  Conducting benefits reviews for Deputy files;
  • Advising clients on benefits i.e. Deprivation of capital and funding for care homes;
  • The management of Trusts including setting up trusts from large Clinical Negligence/PI Cases with professional Deputies and the drafting of Trusts and applications to the Court of Protection for comp