- The event saw speeches from;
The Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales (Rt Hon The Lord Burnett of Maldon),
The Chancellor of the High Court (Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos),
The Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court (Popplewell J),
The Supervising Judge of the Business & Property Courts of the Western Circuit (Birss J) with the Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit (May J) in the chair.
Leslie Blohm QC spoke on behalf of the local practitioners.
- Other Judges and dignitaries present included;
HHJ Cotter QC (Designated Civil Judge)
HHJ Paul Matthews
HHJ Russen QC
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol – Councillor Lesley Alexander
Anthony Brown Esq High Sheriff of Bristol.
A copy of the Lord Chief Justice’s speech can be found by clicking here.
The opening ceremony was followed by a reception held at the University of Law.