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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 Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

3PB Bristol Arbitration Seminar in association with BLS – 15th September

Thursday 15th Sep 2022  

 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

 The Unilit Club, 20 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HP

CPD: 1.5

Price: FREE

3PB Barristers are delighted to invite you to our in-person Arbitration seminar on Thursday 15 September – 5pm, at Bristol’s Unilit Club.

Bristol Law Society co-President and Temple Bright partner Edward Thompson will chair this interactive panel seminar, featuring experienced 3PB arbitration advocates David Parratt QC (Scot) and Patrick Heneghan and Annecto Legal Director Mark Beaumont.

Our arbitrators’ focus will be on the following themes:

  • Running a successful arbitration
  • Clauses, procedure, tactics
  • Funding and ATE

We welcome your questions ahead of and during the event, to make this session as interactive as possible.


16:45 – Registration with refreshments
17:00 – Seminar starts promptly
18:30 – Seminar ends with networking

There is no charge to attend. Spaces are limited so please book early to secure your place. Please extend the invitation to other members of your team.

1.5 CPD point

To book your free place please fill in the online registration form below.

For further details contact 3PB Chambers Director Mark Heath on 0117 928 1520 or by email

Our speakers

Edward Thompson of Temple Bright is a property dispute resolution specialist. He has extensive experience acting for institutional investors, developers and pension funds. Edward trained at the Bank of Ireland and went on to work at City firm Dentons and a medium sized Bath firm before joining Temple Bright in 2022. Edward was appointed co-president of Bristol Law Society for the period 2021 to 2023.

David Parratt QC (Scot) is a busy barrister, advocate and arbitrator. David has extensive court experience and regularly negotiates settlements in multi-million pounds claims. He is often involved in complex international commercial disputes.

Patrick Heneghan joined 3PB in April 2022, having previously been a dispute resolution partner in the London office of Skadden Arps, one of the world’s leading US international law firms, specialising in international arbitration, commercial litigation and other dispute resolution procedures.

Mark Beaumont of Annecto Legal is an economics graduate with 25 years experience in business development and training and a member of the Executive Committee at the Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN), the country’s only national group dedicated to advancing the interests of the commercial litigation community.