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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

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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