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Corporate Members 2019-2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Capstones Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd 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 Osborne Clarke Queen Square Chambers Simmons … 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


Members & Benefits


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Bristol Law Society

Bristol Law Society is a private members’ local law society of about 4500 which represents and supports the local legal community. Membership is renewable annually and is open to all solicitors, barristers, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and F/CILEX members who are entitled to join as Associates Members if not eligible for full membership. For more information see About Us. To apply to join, you must have a proposer and seconder who are members of Bristol Law Society.  If you do not know a member of BLS and wish to join, please do contact us and we will assist in finding requisite members on council who can support your application. All cheques should be sent to the office and made payable to Bristol Law Society or we can invoice you. If you have any queries, please contact us at membership@bristollawsociety.com.

Membership confers a number of benefits including access to various special offers and special rates to attend BLS events. Members receive the Bristol Law Society monthly news and views magazine, Legal Life.

To apply for Full Membership, please complete the attached form

Membership Form 2018-19 – Full – and return to the BLS Office.

To apply for Associate Membership, please complete the attached form

Membership Form 2018-19 – Associate – and return to the BLS Office.

To apply for Associate Membership (Students), please complete the attached form

Membership Form 2018-19 – Associate (students) – and return to the BLS office.

SUBSCRIPTIONS RENEWAL FOR EXISTING BRISTOL LAW SOCIETY MEMBERS 2018-2019:

Subscriptions for the new membership year became due on 1 December 2018.  All members will receive a letter from the BLS Office advising them that their membership is due for renewal.  A letter will also be sent to firms with a list of members. Subscription rates have not been increased and are as follows:

Membership Rates (Full Members)

□ Partner, Principal, or Sole Practitioner [ £100.00 p.a. ]
□ Employed Solicitor with 3 years PQE+ [ £60.00 p.a. ]
□ Employed Solicitor with less than 3 years PQE [ £40.00 p.a. ]
□ Retired or unemployed Solicitor [ £30.00 p.a. ]
□ Corporate Rate – available on request.

Membership Rates (Associate Members)

□ Barrister [ £100.00 p.a ].
□ Trainee or chartered legal executive; paralegal or legal assistant; licensed conveyancer; registered foreign lawyer; etc [ £40.00 p.a. ].
□ Retired or employed by a recognised provider of legal education [ £30.00 p.a. ].
□ Trainee Solicitor; Pupil or Trainee Barrister; Undergraduate or post graduate student [ FREE ].

Cheques should be made payable to Bristol Law Society Limited and sent to the BLS Office.  Bank details for BACS payments are included on all invoices which are available upon request.

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