Society's News

President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … 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

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

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 Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue.  There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more

President, Nick Lee’s Monthly Blog

What is Bristol Law Society up to?

Well in December and early January, the answer is very little. But from Mid January the temperature rises and I would like to take this opportunity to share what we have started planning for this coming year.

We have confirmed the committees for our most popular and well known events such as the Annual Awards Dinner, our infamous quizzes, the Summer Party of the year and our conferences which attract high quality speakers for those specialising in Dispute Resolution, Private Client, Property, PI, Clinical Negligence and Costs.

We also have groups committed to responding to consultations, creating our new website and engaging with local schools.

This year we are planning to introduce some new events! These include:

  • A Bristol Conference showcasing the best of some of our Legal, Business and Technology talent
  • Improving membership benefits (discounts for your favourite places)
  •  A junior lawyers conference
  • An in-house lawyers conference
  • A series of educational events regarding Diversity & Inclusivity
  • A celebration of Women in Law
  • Early preparations for our 250Th year celebrations (2020)

We hope that along the way we can raise some funds for our Charity of the Year, the Bristol Children’s Help Society which provides respite and study breaks for the most disadvantaged children in our City.

We continue to engage with other Law Societies through Joint V (Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds) and the Association of South Western Law Societies.

For more information about our events please visit our website and ensure that your colleagues and you are subscribed to Legal Life or following us on twitter and LinkedIn.

Finally we are pleased to have signed up to the Bristol Equality Charter. We believe this represents important values that will ensure that Bristol remains a great place to work, live and study. We will embrace this Charter in all that we do for our members.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you at our forthcoming events.

Nicholas Lee