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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


SWLST Walk – 26th September


Robert Bourns, President TLS, John Moriarty, President BLS and  Michael Gupwell, President ASWLS led the Bristol SWLST walk on Monday night.

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All the pictures from the event can be found on SWLST website here.

There were some great tweets from the event, SWLST have retweeted as many as they can find, and you can see them on our timeline here but if you have any others please do copy them to them @SouthWestLST.

Thanks to the support from SWLST sponsors bSquared Cost Law, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and The Law Society, and your fantastic efforts, so far, they have raised over £10,500 for advice services which provide free legal advice and support for those most in need.  They are looking to raise £15000 in total so please keep giving.

Free legal advice services are desperately in need of your sponsorship so now you’ve completed the walk, go the extra mile and ask people to support your success! You can find an updated footer to continue fundraising on SWLST website here.

You can continue to fundraise on your online pages and collect offline donations. Ideally, any cash donations should be kept, and cheques made out to the South West Legal Support Trust for the amount donated offline, along with the sponsorship form should be sent to:

The South West Legal Support Trust c/o Dutton Gregory,

48-50 Parkstone Road,

Poole BH15 2PG

If you are doing any publicity around the event please do let us know, we would be happy to provide some additional details for your piece. If you have any feedback from the event please do let us know, we would be delighted to hear it.

SWLST next national event is the Great Legal Quiz and gives firms the perfect opportunity to take part in National Pro Bono Week, have fun and raise some more money for the advice sector! If you’d like any further information please do drop me a line.

Nick Lee - BLS Treasurer

Nick Lee – BLS Treasurer

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Bristol Harbour as sundown

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UWE Law Society

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Michael Gupwell – Spot the Face Competition

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