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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

Andrew Gregg honoured by local University

Former Bristol Law Society President Andrew Gregg was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by UWE Bristol in recognition of his contribution to law.

The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 16 July 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.

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Andrew Gregg was born in London and attended schools in Oxford and Canterbury, then attended the University of Aix Marseilles, France. After first practising in Sussex and Kent following qualification in 1970, Andrew was then partner at Osborne Clarke in Bristol for 20 years. In 1992 he founded his own firm, Andrew Gregg & Co – now Gregg Latchams Limited – established as one of the City’s leading law firms, under Andrew’s leadership as Senior Partner for the past 16 years and also as Head of the Notarial Department.

He has a thriving Litigation practice, providing advice and advocacy in matters such as licensing, food safety, environment, health and safety at work, motoring and road transport matters, business crime and inquests.

He has particular interests in motor sports, vintage cars (carefully looking after a 1933 4 ½ litre Lagonda since 1964), sailing, shooting, rugby and farming. He extends both his personal and professional interests sitting on various boards including becoming President of the North Somerset Agricultural Society in 2013, furthering his love of growing his own vegetables.

Andrew has been at the heart of the Bristol Legal Community for the past 40 years as President of the Bristol Law Society and member of the Society’s Council – indeed he is the only person to have served as President for two terms; President of the Bristol Law Students Society and Chairman of the Bristol Young Solicitors Group. His contribution and influence to legal practice is not confined to this city, having held positions with the Law Society, the Notaries Society and sitting as a Chairman of the Rent Assessment Panel and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. He is often to be seen on our local news programmes, providing a sound objective view on a legal issue which has made the headlines.