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8 january 2018

it's 200 years since birmingham law society was established

Andrew Beedham, President of BLS, shares the organisation’s plans for its bicentenary and examines the legacy of one of the UK’s oldest law societies.

When Birmingham Law Society (BLS) was established in 1818 ‘mad’ King George was on the throne, a stage coach journey from Birmingham to London took in excess of 15 hours and the death penalty had just been lifted for shoplifting (though transportation was still an option!).