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Corporate Members 2019

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more


President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more


And the nominees are …… Annual Awards Dinner 2015 Shortlisted Nominees


The highlight of the Bristol Legal Year is always Bristol Law Society’s Annual Dinner. And over the past few years, the Dinner has seen BLS hand out awards recognising the brightest and best of those working in the local legal community.

This year on the 15th October, the sold out event, sponsored by UWE, will see Clive Coleman, BBC Legal Correspondent, be master of ceremonies for another set of awards at the Marriott City Centre hotel.

BLS President Michael Gupwell said: “Thank you to everyone who nominated in this years’ process and our particular congratulations to everyone who received a nomination.  The nominations really are testament to the great legal work that is undertaken by both firms and individuals across the Bristol and Bath region. The Judging Panel had the unenviable task of shortlisting from the many nominations received, nominations which show the amazing work done the length and breadth of our region.”

Congratulations to all the shortlisted individuals and firms as follows:

Law Student of the Year (sponsored  by Wessex Searches)
Sarah Carter (University of Law)
Richie Rees (Paragon Costs Solutions)
Emma Trevett (UWE)

Support Team Member of the Year (sponsored by Damar Training)
Amanda Jennings (Barcon +Kirby)
Claire Taylor (VWV)
Sarah Vickery (TLT)

Junior Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by UWE)
Charmaine Moger (Barcan + Kirby)
Zina Ruffino (Watkins)
Sarah Sadek (Avon & Bristol Law Centre)

CiLEX of the Year (sponsored by Bristol Law Society Recruitment)
Sarah Goodridge (Withy King)
Sophie Jennifer Pyle (Burges Salmon)
Jackie Roe (VWV)

Pro Bono Individual of the Year (sponsored by The University of Law)
Clare Carter  (Avon & Bristol Law Centre)
Marie Huggins (UWE)
Rebecca Stevens (Withy King)

CSR Firm of the Year (sponsored by DPS Software)
Fussell Wright
Irwin Mitchell
Wards

Barrister of the Year (sponsored by Legal Cost Finance)
Leslie Blohm QC (St Johns Chambers)
Andrew Marsden (Commercial Chambers)
Richard Smith QC (Guildhall)

Chambers of the Year (sponsored by Hobs Reprographics)
Albion Chambers
Guildhall Chambers
St Johns Chambers

Solicitor of the Year (sponsored by Paragon Costs Solutions)
Jessica Booz (VWV)
Daniela Nickols (Mowbray Woodwards)
Alexandra Robinson (Cook & Co)

Law Firm – up to and including 15 Partners – of the Year (sponsored by Willis)
Barcan + Kirby
Cook & Co
Lyons

Law Firm -over 15 Partners -of the Year (sponsored by Lloyds Bank)
Irwin Mitchell
Osborne Clarke
Wards

Many congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted and we wish you all the best of luck on 15th October.

A further award will be given out at the Dinner. Sponsored by The Law Society, The President’s Outstanding Achievement Award has no shortlist, but will be announced on the night.

Bristol Law Society would like to thank its further sponsors of the night, Milsted Langdon, St John’s Chambers, Guildhall Chambers, Sounds Commercial, What’s Right CIC, and Albion Chambers.