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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


BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … 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


Brexit – Law Society Support for Members


As the political uncertainty continues, both the Law Society of England and Wales and the UK Government have both published information to support businesses, and specifically for solicitors.  All of the up-to-date resources can be found here https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/brexit-and-the-legal-sector/

The Government has published a series of notices on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The most relevant of these for solicitors are handling civil legal cases involving EU countries and providing services including those of a qualified professional. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has also published guidance for EU lawyers practising in the UK.

At the same time, we continue to support you in preparing for no deal. See our no deal guidance:
Civil and commercial co-operation – updated August 2019
Consumer law – updated August 2019
Criminal justice and security co-operation – updated August 2019
Data protection – updated August 2019
Family law
Family law: practical recommendations
Intellectual property
Providing legal services in the EU – updated August 2019
VAT – updated September 2019

The Law Society has prepared an extensive overview of the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. This can be requested by Law Society members from the International Department at international@lawsociety.org.uk.

The Law Society also forms part of the UK Delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), who recently published extensive guidance on the effect of all Brexit scenarios on practice rights both for EU lawyers working in the UK and for UK lawyers working in the EU

The MOJ has also published guidance which can be found here:

10 steps to prepare for Brexit – law firms Oct 2019

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