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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


‘Moving on up’ – Lessons Learned from the Divisional Court Appeal in the Leigh Day case


Moving on up

Last month, as part of looking forward to 2019, we looked back at the lessons from the SDT’s costs decision in the SRA’s case against Leigh Day. In this second reflection in the series, we’ll be taking a look at the judicial pronouncements made when the Leigh Day case went up to the Divisional Court on appeal.

The High Court judgment is not just instructive to advisers in the regulatory and disciplinary field, but to legal professionals more generally. This is because as well as setting out at the appellate court’s approach to an appeal from the SDT, the judgment also contains important messages about the seriousness and culpability required when evaluating whether a breach of the principles has taken place. The allegations against Leigh Day spanned the 2007 and 2011 regulatory regimes and the appeal judges were required to consider how the tribunal had reached its decision in relation to the two sets of rules. This indicates that the view formed by the appellate court will continue to be instructive when the rules change again later this year TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE