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Corporate Members 2022

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

BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure

2021/22 round of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa (honorary silk) awards by inviting nomination

Dear Colleagues

The Ministry of Justice has launched the 2021/22 round of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa (honorary silk) awards by inviting nominations.  All practitioners and members of the public are free to make nominations (including self-nominations, if they qualify) directly to the Ministry of Justice.

As in previous years, the Law Society is participating in this process by making nominations itself of solicitor members of The Law Society. We are publicising the Law Society’s role as a nominating body and inviting nominations through a range of channels, including the Professional Update, local law societies, and the website. We are inviting people to nominate either themselves or others to us. A review panel will then select those who will go forward as nominees of The Law Society.

To make a nomination, you will need to provide basic personal details of the nominee (or yourself) and the following:

  • Legal qualifications and legal experience to date
  • What significant contribution(s) has the nominee made to the law in England and Wales, other than in court
  • The major and particular contributions the nominee has made that reinforce the case for awarding the title of QC (honoris causa)
  • Why you think this person should be nominated by the Law Society as an Honorary QC

Please download and complete the standard nomination form from the Ministry of Justice web site

Send your completed form to no later than midday on Wednesday 21 July 2021 for consideration. Nomination by the Law Society is subject to our own internal review process and there is no guarantee of success.

Kind regards



I.Stephanie Boyce

President of the Law Society of England and Wales