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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

UWE Bristol – Equity Mentoring

Owing to the success of last year’s pilot programme in the Faculty of Business & Law, the mentoring scheme has been up-scaled and offered across all campuses to undergraduate BAME of UK domicile students. The Employer webpage will highlight the benefits of engagement and provide information on the pilot scheme. The Mentoring scheme feeds into the wider UWE initiative to address disparities in the graduate outcomes, attainment and learning trajectories of BAME students through the Equity Programme

Programme Overview

Term 1 – Final year students
Four hours commitment from the Mentor between Nov-January 2019 (mentoring partnerships completed) I am delighted to have matched 26 students to mentors from across the city and from multi disciplines.

Term 2 – First and Second year students
Four hours commitment from the Mentor between January – March 2019.

  • The mentoring is targeting priority courses and mentors will be matched to students accordingly.
  • The mentoring sessions will take place on a UWE campus or at the Mentors offices.
  • Mentors do not need to be from a BAME background.

Employer briefing (Employers only need to attend the briefing if they have been matched to a student mentee)
There will be an employer briefing on Frenchay campus on 23rd January 2019 between 4.00-6.00pm which will cover the following points:-

  • Go through the scheme’s parameters
  • Presentation on coaching/mentoring skills by academic staff
  • Provide you with a mentor handbook which will include details of your Mentee
  • Introduction to your mentee – if your mentee cannot make the student briefing an e-introduction will be made

Anyone interested in mentoring should contact Jaya Mistry via and she will send details on how to register and complete a mentor registration form.