Bristol-based chartered accountants Milsted Langdon recently sponsored the ‘Bristol Law Society and the Great War: A chance to reflect and commemorate’ event.
During 2014, the world remembers the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I. Many Bristol solicitors and articled clerks, some bearing the surnames which would later go on to become well-known legal practices in Bristol, either volunteered or were conscripted and their names are recorded for posterity on the roll of honour; a gift from the council to Bristol Law Society in October 1920.
The society’s evening at the Law Library in Small Street, Bristol, explained the impact the Great War had on the legal profession in the city and the role of Bristol Law Society during this period.
Dr. Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth, both of University of the West of England, were guest speakers for the evening, as was former Bristol Law Society President Jack Lyes. Jack is a keen historian and reviewed the papers of Bristol Law Society at the public records office, whilst both Kent and Charles were successful in bidding for the three month ‘World War One at Home Project’ initiated by the BBC and AHRC and piloted by BBC West. Working with colleagues based at BBC Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, they have helped compile 100 stories in these regions of people’s experiences during the Great War.
In addition, Milsted Langdon is proud to also be sponsoring the Bristol Law Society Legal Awards 2014. These take place at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre on Thursday 23 October and recognise achievement across 12 categories. Milsted Langdon is sponsoring the Barrister or Chambers of the Year category. This is awarded to an individual barrister who is able to demonstrate an outstanding contribution or significant impact in their client work, or a chambers that is able to demonstrate excellence and innovation in the provision of legal services and stand out from the crowd.
Partner at Milsted Langdon, Roger Isaacs, said: “We’re really proud to be able to support the Bristol Law Society and be part of what they’re doing. The Legal Awards later this month are set to be an exciting evening and on behalf of everyone at Milsted Langdon, I’d like to say ‘good luck’ to the finalists.”
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