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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

Movers & Shakers

Wards Solicitors 2017 New Partner and Associates

Ruth Coles, Partner

Ruth Coles, Partner

Wards Solicitors is striding forward into 2017 with some exciting announcements which reflect just how much has been happening within the firm in the last few years.

Ruth Coles, who has been office manager at the new Keynsham office since it opened in March 2015, has been promoted to Partner.

Ruth, who joined Wards Solicitors in 2004 said: “I am so pleased to have reached this career milestone with Wards and look forward to future challenges in this role.”

Beth Niblett

Beth Niblett


Rebecca Purchase

Rebecca Purchas


James Murray

James Murray


In addition, two solicitors who joined the firm as trainees more than five years ago – Disputes expert James Murray, who works in Weston-super-Mare, and Probate, Wills and Mental Capacity specialist, Beth Niblett, based in Worle – have been promoted to Solicitor Associate. So too has Wills and Mental Capacity lawyer Rebecca Purchase who joined in 2013 and works in the Nailsea office.

Managing Partner, David Sheridan, said: “It is always satisfying to start the New Year with such positive news reflecting our commitment to progression and the long term future.

“Ruth has done a fantastic job developing the Keynsham office, which is going from strength to strength, and our new Solicitor Associates, two of whom started their careers with us, all continue to demonstrate the very high standards we expect from our local legal specialists.

“Congratulations to all of them and very well done.”