Training on 27 Sept – Instructing Counsel

Whether you’re a new trainee or a recently qualified solicitor, most of us end up instructing Counsel from time to time.  But how much do you know about what barristers really want, need and expect to find in the Brief?

Join us on 27 September, at St John’s Chambers, for a free training session followed by drinks and nibbles. If you’d like to attend, email to book your place or for more information. It will be CPD accredited for qualified solicitors.

Welcome drinks on 22 September

To welcome all of Bristol’s new trainees (and new NQs, and new students, and new…) we’re putting on a Welcome Drinks night on 22 September at The Living Room.

Thanks to the support from our Sponsors, Wesleyan For Lawyers, we’ll be there from 6pm until at least 8,  with free food, drink and merriment!  Bring a new person with you and help them feel welcome (and tell them to sign up to our email list using the form on the right)!

Bristol JLD marks opening of the Legal Year

Bristol JLD is pleased to support the legal profession’s official opening of the Legal Year. From the formal annual awards dinner on Friday 15 October, to the free CPD on Saturday, or the formal Procession from the Bristol Council House to the Cathedral on Sunday, all the information you need is on the official programme.

You also have until 23 September to nominate someone for the Junior Lawyer of the Year award (or any other category).  Guidance notes are here and the official nomination form is here.