Leslie Blohm QC speaks at the official launch of the Bristol Business & Property Courts

16th January 2018

Friday the 12th January marked the official opening ceremony of the Bristol Business & Property Courts.

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
  • DJ Cope
  • DJ Cronin
  • DJ Rowe
  • DJ Howell
  • DJ Watson
  • 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.