Bristol turned out in force last Thursday for Building’s Phase One networking event for new professionals

Nearly 100 of the city’s surveyors, architects, engineers and contractors came to Baker’s Hall in Cabot Circus, no doubt drawn by the recession-friendly combination of free drinks, food and legal advice. The evening, which had dispute resolution as its theme, was sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Contract & Construction Consultants and QS and dispute resolution firm GF Partnership. The next Phase One takes place in Birmingham on 7 May.