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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


The next KNW meeting will be on the topic of using social media for knowledge-sharing in small teams.  This is an extended version of the talk Helene Russell gave at the recent Butterworths KM conference.How much time does your team spend on learning about how to do their jobs better?  Are you happy with your budget for training them?  If the answers to these questions is “Not enough” and “No” then this session is for you.This session focuses on Knowledge teams of all types, but the ideas are applicable to all kinds of small teams.This session looks at how you can use *free* and low cost social media resources to help your teams become more effective by learning more, sharing their experiences and collaborating on projects.  A Knowledge team is an expensive resource, make sure you get value for money and offer the learning opportunities that they want at low cost.

This session is also suitable for those who want to learn more for themselves, connect with people and gain experiences, without having to pay for conferences or training sessions.

What: “Social media for Knowledge teams”
When: Thursday 22 November 12.30-2.30pm (that’s next Thursday)
Who for: this session is suitable for Heads of Knowledge, PSLs, information professionals, Solicitors/Partners with an interest in Knowledge issues, anyone running a small team and looking for a low cost solution to their training and collaboration needs
How: presentation and discussion
How much: this session is free to KNW members and £25 for non-members
Where: CW, Bristol – this event is kindly hosted by Janis Law at CWC

To book your place please email :-

As usual, please bring your own lunch.  This helps to keep these sessions free to members and low cost to everyone else.