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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

All Party Group on Legal Aid Briefing meeting. Postponed

After a lot of deliberation we think it best to cancel tomorrow’s briefing meeting of the All Party Group on Legal Aid because of the tube strike. Instead we will hold the meeting 8.30-10am in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons on Tuesday 11 February.


The second tube strike starts on 11 February but not until the evening so this looks like a better date.


Please can you notify any parliamentarians you have invited about the change of date. We will email everyone who has told us that they are coming about the change of date.


The format will remain the same with speakers around 9.15 on civil and criminal law. All MPs and Lords are welcome to drop in to discuss any area they are interested in and to catch up on where we are with the changes to criminal defence work and the post LASPO Act position.  Representatives of all areas of civil and criminal legal aid will be present to discuss the current position.



Carol Storer, Director

Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) (LAPG and Young Legal Aid Lawyers are co-sponsors of the All Party Group on Legal Aid)