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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

Barcan Woodward – a most athletic firm?

Six plucky members of staff of Barcan Woodward are running in the Bristol and Cardiff half marathons this year, raising funds for two Bristol charities – One25, who help street sex-working women, and the Julian Trust, who run the Bristol nightshelter.

The team, comprising Katherine Moyse, Fiona Dabell, James Parsonage, Mark Scanlon and Gareth Hughes are training hard in preparation for their Bristol half marathon challenge on 15th September.


In addition, Katie Donne will be tackling the 13.1 miles in the Cardiff half marathon.


Katherine Moyse, clinical negligence solicitor, said “After reading about One25 and Julian Trust, a few of us really wanted to get involved in fundraising. As most of us have only ever run for a bus, we thought the Bristol half would be a worthy challenge. It’s certainly proving to be just that!


We’re fundraising for two really worthwhile causes so would appreciate as much support as possible to help us to raise as much money as we can – this is ultimately what the challenge is all about and will get us through to the 13th mile on race day!”


Chris Miller, Managing Partner, also commented, “We take great pride in supporting local charities and community initiatives. This year we’ve nominated One25 and Julian Trust as our charities of the year and we’ll be fundraising for them throughout 2013.

I applaud the dedication of our runners and through this fantastic team, we’re hoping to raise at least £600 for these very worthwhile charities.”