Society's News

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

All Change in the BLS Office

BLS President, Ben Tarrant, updates the membership on some changes:-

The last couple of years have been an exciting and busy time for BLS and it is clear over the course of the last year, that the organisation and the business has gone from strength to strength and has become so active and ambitious that the Executive concluded that in addition to the Executive and Council who run the society so effectively that is was time to appoint someone to support them in the management of the BLS  business and to develop the work of the society moving forwards. Presidents and those who sit on Executive and Council will come and go as time passes but we need a constant presence to run the business and have a grip on all aspects of the work of the society, its members and key relationships.

Therefore I am delighted to tell you that Helen Read, who many of you will already know, has taken on the role of Business Development Manager in addition to her role as the Head of Recruitment and Careers advice service. Helen hopes to be in touch with many of you in the coming months but do please get in touch with her on if you would like to discuss any issues with her.

Sadly, we also saying goodbye to our Administrator, Valerie Squire, who has valiantly supported the work of BLS through this incredibly busy period.  We thank her for all her work and wish her all the best in the future.  We are therefore looking for a new administrator to work alongside Helen and the Executive, so if you are aware of anyone who would be interested, please see here for further details of the role and how to apply.

Please note that until we appoint Valerie’s replacement, the Law Library will not be manned during normal office hours.  If you wish to access the Law Library facilities, this can be arranged by appointment by emailing for urgent matters or by leaving a message on the office answer phone which will be checked periodically. Hopefully, we will be back to full service very shortly.