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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


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.”