Society's News

Corporate Members 2022

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Beale & Co Bevan Brittan BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Freeths Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers Royds Withy King Simmons … 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

BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

The Law Society – Emails hacked?

BLS has received the following from Des Hudson at The Law Society concerning potential fraudulent emails being sent out by hackers using the Law Society’s address.

Dear colleagues

As you may know, yesterday we were alerted to the dispatch of emails purporting to come from the Law Society.


Following an urgent consultation with our colleagues in the IT department we have issued a press release, a briefing via the Gazette and updated our practice advice service so that we can assist members facing these potential threats.


From speaking with our colleagues in IT we believe that this incident is the third attempt to obtain confidential data for what we believe is an attempted fraudulent deception. The two previous occasions involved letters purporting to originate from SRA.


As before I can confirm that none of the Law Society’s systems have been compromised or penetrated and that rather these emails are using publicly available information to target particular solicitors firms.


We have reported the matter to the National Crime Agency and we will be cooperating fully with them.


I have taken the liberty of copying this note to all members of the Law Society’s council since they may be faced with enquires from constituents or other local law societies and they may find it useful to respond.


I have also provided the link to the information we have placed on our website. You will find a series of useful links and further guidance on the site.


In the mean time I will of course keep you advised of any further developments.


Desmond Hudson

Chief executive