Nearly 800 years ago one of the most important documents in British history, Magna Carta, was re-sealed in Bristol.
To commemorate this momentous occasion Bristol Law Society held a special event, which was sponsored by Milsted Langdon.
The “Broadmead, not Runnymede!” event was held at St John the Baptist Church in Broad Street on Thursday 10 November.
Speakers included Andrew Kelly of Bristol Cultural Partnership and Professor Peter Fleming from the University of the West of England, who will talk about the history of Magna Carta and its re-sealing in Bristol.
Guests also got the chance to tour the crypt at St John the Baptist, before taking a short walk to Bristol Law Society’s offices to hear from Sir Harry Potter QC, who will look at the 1556 Tottell Latin edition of Magna Carta held by the Society and explain how it came into the Society’s possession.
As sponsors of the prestigious event, several representatives from Milsted Langdon’s local office at One Redcliff Street attended the evening.
Roger Isaacs, partner responsible for the Bristol office of Milsted Langdon, said: “Bristol is very lucky that its Law Society has its own copy of Magna Carta, which remains an iconic symbol of the principles of law on which we still rely.
“As a firm we are delighted to sponsor this event and proud of our long association with the Bristol Law Society, which is the oldest local law society in the country having been founded in 1770.”
To find out more about the Bristol Law Society’s Magna Carta event, please visit http://www.bristollawsociety.com/magna-carta-celebration-broadmead-not-runnymede-10th-november/