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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

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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more

Bar urges all BLS members to sign e-petition re Legal Aid proposals

Members of the Bar across Bristol are taking an active role in opposing the proposals of the Ministry of Justice to transform Legal Aid.


They are very pleased to be doing so in conjunction with solicitors across the region. The proposals are widely regarded as unfair and unjust.


Sir Anthony Hooper (recently retired from the Court of Appeal) said this to the ‘Justice for Sale’ meeting of solicitors and barristers in London on 22nd May:


“The proposals of .the Minister of Justice are fundamentally flawed and must be rejected in whole.

The first thing we must all do is to sign the petition, the e-petition which yesterday was sitting at 50,000 (now 62,000).

It is a complete scandal that changes of this kind can be done by secondary legislation”.


We have asked every member and every employee of our respective Chambers in Bristol to:


1.   Sign the e-petition


2.   Write to the Minister of Justice;


3.   Write to their MP and to the Select Committee for Justice;


4.   Respond to the Consultation Paper.


We would urge all members of the Bristol Law Society to do likewise.



Michael Fitton QC

Albion Chambers


Peter Blair QC

Guildhall Chambers


Christopher Taylor

Queens Square Chambers


Richard Stead

St John’s Chambers


John Isherwood

Unity Street Chambers


Ian Lawrie QC

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