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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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


Another Successful Civil Litigation Conference



Civil Lit photo HH Judge Denyer QC and Chris Marston

Over 40 law firms from Bristol and the surrounding area were brought together at Canon’s House on 22 June at the BLS annual civil litigation conference, supported by Lloyds TSB Commercial and Wesleyan for Lawyers. The conference, chaired by HH Judge Denyer QC, featured a keynote address by Lord William Bach, Opposition Spokesman for Justice, who shared his views on the Jackson Reforms and his thoughts on the MoJ’s proposals on the Legal Aid system. This was followed by excellent presentations from prestigious speakers on a variety of subjects, including a Civil Litigation update/Part 36s by James Ramsden and Jennie Thelan, Law Firm Finance in an ABS world by Chris Marston, Imran Benson giving an update on professional negligence, Roger Isaacs on Forensic Recovery and Martha Maher on Partners and LLP Members’ Liabilities. An overwhelming majority rated the conference excellent/good. Rosie Torre, BLS Business Manager, said: “The issues discussed at this event were all of great current relevance to the profession and it is important that local lawyers get together, debate their views and voice their opinions. We are grateful to Wesleyan for Lawyers and Lloyds TSB for sponsoring the event and for Lloyds for hosting it at Canon’s House”.