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Notification of Bristol Law Society AGM

Agenda 2021


Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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.  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 … more


QASA implementation delayed


Following detailed consideration and analysis of the responses to the fourth consultation, the BSB, IPS and SRA, via the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG) have agreed on the next steps for introducing the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).

As a result of the comments received in the many substantive and constructive responses, some adjustments of detail will be made to the scheme. The scheme will not, therefore, commence in January.

A revised timetable will be confirmed by the end of January. In the meantime, JAG can confirm that the core elements of the scheme remain.

These include:

  • the framework for assessment
  • the central role of judicial evaluation
  • periodic re-accreditation
  • phased geographical implementation

A JAG spokesperson said: “We would like to thank all those who provided extremely helpful and detailed responses to the last consultation. This scheme is the one of the biggest changes to the assessment of advocates in many years and we need to ensure that we listen to those who have responded, to ensure we get the scheme right.

“While the debate has often been vigorous, this reflects our joint commitment to produce a workable scheme which meets the needs of legal consumers and takes account of the views of those whom we regulate.”