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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


BLS Annual Awards Dinner – 2019 Shortlisted Nominees!


Congratulations to all the individuals, teams and organisations that were nominated with particular congratulations to those who were shortlisted by our independent judging panel. With more overall nominations than ever together with the outstanding quality of the nominations, it made for some very tough decisions for the judging panel!

Good Luck to all shortlisted candidates on 24th October! We look forward to celebrating with you!

Law Student of the Year
Maisie Dodds – The University of Law
Samuel Louwers – UWE
Emily Rigler Gillingham – University of Bristol

Support Team Member of the Year
Jane Emanuel – Bristol Law Centre
Danielle Ienna – Irwin Mitchell
Kirstie Stacey – DAC Beachcroft

Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Award of the Year
Barcan+Kirby
DAC Beachcroft
RPC

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
David Curwen – Unity Street Chambers
Amelia Handoll-Clark – Simmons & Simmons
Sarah Phillimore – St John’s Chambers

Junior Lawyer of the Year
Cecily Donoghue – Gregg Latchams
Rachel Fisher – Stowe Family Law
Pinja Tenhunen – Barcan+Kirby

Legal Innovators Award of the Year
In-house Lawyers – Gregg Latchams
Jonathan Spencer – Simmons & Simmons
My OnStream – VWV

Chambers of the Year
Albion Chambers
Guildhall Chambers
Queen Square Chambers
St John’s Chambers

Lawyer of the Year
Gus Silverman – Irwin Mitchell
Jemma Slavin – Stowe Family Law
Heledd Wyn – Gregg Latchams

Team of the Year
Clinical Negligence – Barcan+Kirby
Corporate Team – Osborne Clarke
Property Team – AMD Solicitors

Community Engagement Law Firm of the Year
DAC Beachcroft
Gregg Latchams
Osborne Clarke

Law Firm of the Year (under 20 Partners)
Barcan+Kirby
Gregg Latchams
The Family Law Practice

Law Firm of the Year (Over 20 Partners)
Osborne Clarke
VWV
Simmons & Simmons

President’s Outstanding Achievement Award

To be announced on the night