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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


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    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48628

 

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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