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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

Avon Industrial Buildings Trust looking for a new trustee

Avon Industrial Buildings Trust (AIBT) is a small charity that has been working on the preservation of the industrial archaeology in the Bristol/Avon area for over 25 years.  The region can rightly claim to be one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution as many of the industrial processes were at the cutting edge of technologies of their time.  Sadly, time has not always been kind to the areas’s industrial infrastructure.  While some buildings and structures are still in use today, or been lovingly preserved, there are many others that have been either deliberately demolished or allowed to decay into nothing.  This makes it all the more important to preserve what is left now for the enjoyment of future generations.

Avon Industrial Buildings Trust are now looking for a solicitor volunteer (including retired solicitors) to join the trust. Ideally, s/he should be interested in the region’ s industrial archaeology and be able to advise us on a complementary basis on aspects of the law relating to trusts, property, liability etc.

For further details of the work the AIBT undertake, please see the website:

If you would like to apply for the position please enclose a copy of your CV and covering letter to Helen Read