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

Specialist Dispute Resolution Firm Opens in Bristol

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A new dispute resolution firm opened in Bristol on 1 August 2016.  Loney Stewart Holland LLP specialises in Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage Disputes and Professional Negligence.

The founding partners, Richard Loney, Alistair Stewart and Sarah Holland left their Commercial Litigation Group at a large national practice to set up the firm, with the aim of providing a truly independent expert service whilst cutting out the overheads and duplicated costs associated with larger firms, for the benefit of their clients. Together the partners have almost 40 years’ experience in all types of commercial dispute resolution.

Loney Stewart Holland’s Commercial Litigation practice covers the full range of commercial disputes including commercial contracts, company and partnership disputes, IP and High Court Employment cases. The partners have a wealth of experience in Insurance Coverage Disputes, having acted for parties on both sides of the fence in complex and high value disputes. They also act for Claimants, Defendants and insurers in disputes arising out of the advice given by professionals.

As a purely specialist litigation practice Loney Stewart Holland is open to building reciprocal relationships with other firms, particularly with other specialisms and expertise, or who might need to refer clients elsewhere due to a conflict of interest. For more information please contact the partners of Loney Stewart Holland by telephone on 0117 959 5435, email at or visit the website at