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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


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: New Combined Qualifying Test for Deputy District Judge and Fee-Paid Judge of the First-tier and Employment Tribunals


The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has now opened its registration for its new Combined Qualifying Test (CQT) which will take place in June 2020.  The test is the first stage of three large selection exercises for fee-paid judges:

  • Deputy District Judge
  • Fee-paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal
  • Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal

In a change to the process used last year, the CQT will take place before candidates fill in their full application form. If you wish to apply for one or more of these roles, you will need to register for the CQT between 14 April and 5 May 2020, and express which role(s) you are interested in applying for. You may apply for all three. The JAC will not run another qualifying test for these roles until 2021, so if you are interested in any of the three roles, please make sure you register by 5 May. If you do not register for this test, you will not be able to apply for any of the above roles this year.

Register now.

To find out the latest information on the CQT and to get reminders to register, please sign up to alerts here.