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Corporate Members 2020

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

Daisy through the Looking Glass – A play 7th May

On Thursday 7th May 2020 at 5 p.m. a group of professional actors are going to read a play written by HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC. You are invited to watch the play-reading which will be performed by using Zoom. There will be a Question and Answer session after the play-reading when the actors will answer any questions you have and will do so in role.

If you would like to attend, please complete the Google form which can be accessed by following the link below.

The play shows, in a reverse chronology, the tale of Dave and Maggie, who have a child Daisy. The play starts when Maggie and Dave, both full of regret and sadness, meet 20 years after a court case in which Dave was refused contact with Daisy. It then moves back in time, through the anger of the aftermath of the court case twenty years earlier, to the court case itself. After the court case, Daisy (speaking to them from the future) appears and tells them how much damage they have caused her. The story moves on to show how the relationship between Maggie and Dave deteriorated before passing on to the time when they loved each other and had their baby, Daisy. The play ends at the time that they met, a young and attractive couple.

The play will be of interest to those who have an interest in issues relating to the parents maintaining contact with their children and the causes of separation. It will be of particular interest to lawyers who practice in private law, social workers, students, charity workers, Cafcass officers and social observers. All are welcome but we do not think that the play is suitable for anyone under the age of 16.

The purpose of the play is to raise money for the charity One25 (which has not endorsed the play) – we are doing this of our own initiative.

Stephen Wildblood.