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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

“Ask Paragon”

As part of Paragon Costs’ continued support for Bristol Law Society, we are offering readers an opportunity to “Ask Paragon”.


The type of questions we are commonly asked are:


  • What are the current guideline hourly rates and can I claim more
  • In what form should I make my offer
  • Am I able to recover my costs
  • When do I need to file my costs budget
  • Do the new rules apply to my case
  • I have exceeded an estimate, what should I do
  • When should I file a statement of costs
  • Can I recover my time for…
  • Where will I find the rules relating to…


Obviously we are costs experts, so the question should be costs related. We will always give an opinion based on the best of our knowledge. All questions and responses will be approved by one of our qualified Costs Lawyers.


How should you ask? Simple, just e-mail with the subject “BLS- Ask Paragon”. We will endeavour to respond to all questions received within 24 hours.


This is a free benefit for BLS members, intended to provide practical advice and guidance. We have to impose a cap of 30 minutes on the time we can spend dealing with a question and response, so please do not be offended if we are not able to consider bundles of documents. We will happily provide detailed case specific advice as part of our normal service.


We look forward to receiving your questions.


Nicholas Lee

Costs Lawyer

Paragon Costs Solutions