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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

Annual Awards Dinner 2011

Dear All

Our Annual Awards Dinner 2011 that has taken place on Friday 14th October in the Passenger Shed (Brunel’s Old Station) was a great success! A combination of delicious food, thrills and excitements of Awards Announcements and other competitions, Gary’s band that “rocked the house” and of course an excellent company, made it a truly unforgettable evening!

We would like to thank our sponsors who supported the Awards (listed below) and other sponsors who made this Dinner possible, including UWE, Barclays Corporate, Milsted Langdon, St. John’s Chambers, Wesleyan for Lawyers, Guildhall Chambers, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and NO 5 Chambers. We would also like to congratulate the Award Winners as well as shortlisted nominees and wish them even greater success in the coming year. Please see the list of the Award Winners below.

Last but not least, thanks to all of you who made this event exceptional. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year!


Yours Truly

Bristol Law Society

Legal Aid Firm of the YearSponsored by The Law Society

Kelcey & Hall

Pro Bono AwardSponsored by Smith & Williamson

Beachcroft LLP

Junior Lawyer of the Year Sponsored by Scott Law

Leon Smith, Beachcroft LLP

Regional Law Firm of the Year Sponsored by Chadwick Nott

Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Law firm of the YearSponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial


Outstanding Achievement AwardSponsored by 360 Legal Group

Paul Rumley, Withy King LLP

Environment and LSA Award Sponsored by Wessex Searches

Gregg Latchams and Burges Salmon

Barrister or Chambers of the YearSponsored by ARAG Legal Services

St. John’s Chambers

In-House Lawyer of the Year Sponsored by Giles Insurance

Leigh Fisher-Hoyle, MITIE Facilities Services Ltd

ILEX Award Sponsored by ADRg

Judith Gordon-Nicholls, Beachcroft LLP