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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

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more


Meade King LLP this year celebrates 222 years of legal practice in Bristol.

The keen cricketers in the firm point out that a score of 222, known as a “double Nelson” is a rare and special feat. The legal team at Meade King is hopping with excitement at reaching this milestone.

For the last 29 of those years partner Richard Boulding has gone into bat on behalf of literally thousands of clients needing help with their wills and family inheritance issues. Richard has just stepped down from the captaincy of the firm’s private client team but will continue as a consultant to help look after the financial affairs of vulnerable clients through his work on Court of Protection matters.

Meade King is delighted that former associate, Mary McCartney, and Vanessa Eyre, newly recruited from another well-known Bristol legal practice, have agreed to become partners in the firm and jointly to lead the re-named Personal Estate Planning team.

Between them, Mary and Vanessa have a wealth of experience in advising both business clients and private individuals on estate planning, wills and trusts as well as the administration of complex estates.


Mary McCartney, Richard Boulding, Vanessa Eyre

Managing Partner, James Hawkins, comments “We are very pleased that Richard is staying on in a consultative role and are delighted to have, in Mary and Vanessa, such high calibre replacements. Their extensive experience and skill will enhance and develop the services we offer to existing as well as new private clients.”