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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


‘Legally Disabled’ Roundtable Dates


The ‘Legally Disabled’ survey of solicitors and paralegals found 60% had experienced ill-treatment in the workplace, and of these 80% believed it was related to disability.

This project was led by Professor Debbie Foster of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University and independent researcher Dr Natasha Hirst and was supported by the Lawyers with Disabilities Division. This project was the first of its kind to document the career experiences of disabled people working in the legal profession. Find out more about the project

In a series of roundtables, Debbie and Natasha will provide a practical and constructive overview of their research findings and recommendations. This will be followed by a discussion about actions and ‘easy wins’ to support firms and organisations to identify opportunities and challenges for improving disability inclusion.

If you missed the first roundtable, further Zoom roundtables will be held over the coming weeks:
• Monday 11 May, 12.30pm – 2pm
• Friday 22 May, 12.30am – 2pm
• Wednesday 27 May, 9.30am – 11am
• Tuesday 2 June, 4pm – 5.30pm

If you would like to attend, email lawyerswithdisabilities@lawsociety.org.uk specifying which roundtable.

For those wishing to read the research reports before the event, both the full report and the executive summary of findings and recommendations can be downloaded on the Legally Disabled? website.