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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic.  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 … more

The Law Society Excellence Awards – represent the SW!

The Law Society Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards showcase outstanding work by firms and individuals in the legal profession across England and Wales.

This year you can choose from 22 categories, including team awards such as Excellence in Private Client Practice and Excellence In-house, alongside individual awards such as Woman Solicitor of the Year and Junior Lawyer of the Year. Plus, new for 2019 is a brand-new category: Excellence in Access to Justice. With so many categories to enter, there’s a place for everyone to shine.

Help to compile a winning entry

Visit the Excellence Awards website – – for a wealth of advice to help you compile your strongest possible entry, including guidance notes, top tips, advice from Excellence Awards judges, and answers to frequently asked questions.

What our winners say

“It’s just so lovely to be among peers and to hear about the great work that is being done in every field of law. To win is just the icing on the cake.”
Cris McCurley, Ben Hoare Bell LLP
Winner, Law Firm of the Year – Medium 2018

“I would certainly encourage others to enter the awards, it’s been really good for raising our profile and for boosting morale generally in the firm.”
Rachel Roche, Roche Legal
Winner, Sole Practitioner of the Year 2018

“To see what other people do shows you how great the profession is and how great it is to work in.”
Ravi Naik, Irvine Thani Natas Solicitors
Winner, Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2018

Don’t miss out on your chance to represent the south west

Time is running out to submit your entry for the Excellence Awards 2019. Nominations are free and close at midnight on Friday 3 May 2019. You can enter online at