Society's News

Annual Quiz – is your firm the BLS masterteam of eggheads?

Always eagerly awaited, this year’s BLS quiz for general knowledge gurus, presided over as always by the genial Ben Holt, will take place on May 7th. In a change of venue, the quiz will now take place at The Station on Silver Street (near the Bridewell), where there will be refreshments. The Station was recipient of BLS Charity of the … more

President’s Update

BLS President Ben Tarrant rounds up his latest activities and looks forward to forthcoming BLS activities. The calendar of events at Bristol Law Society is now in full swing and we are about to enter a very busy period which started with the Managing Partners dinner at the end of March and ends with the annual awards dinner in October. … more

Personal Injury – Bristol

BLS1433 – Claimant PI- Catastrophic Injury – Solicitor/CILEX – Bristol  National Law firm with office in Bristol, are looking for a Personal Injury Solicitor, FCILEx or equivalent with significant experience of handling catastrophic injury claims to join their Complex Personal Injury team. The role will involve managing your own caseload of complex claimant personal injury files, the majority involving an element … more


Bristol based law firm Osborne Clarke has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading deal advisers in 2011 by two leading market analysis companies.


Analyst Experian Corpfin ranks Osborne Clarke as the 5th most active firm in the UK, while mergermarket, which records higher value deals, ranks the firm in 10th place.


The firm is also tops Experian’s South West table as the most active legal adviser on deals in the region.


Alistair Livingstone, head of corporate at Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office, said:


“These results firmly place us in the UK’s top 10 law firms for deals. It’s a real testament to the expertise of our lawyers and sheer hard work they put in to getting the right results for our clients. We work hard to build long-term relationships with our clients and that fact that many of the deals we advise on are repeat instructions shows how important this is.


“In 2011 we saw a real upsurge in deal activity both in the South West and across the UK. We’ve already had a good start to 2012, which suggests that businesses and investors have an appetite to buy and sell. There are a lot of negative factors at play though, which will have an impact on deals where the fundamentals don’t stack up. The watchword for 2012 will be quality, with investors on the lookout for companies with a good trading record and a solid business model.”