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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


“Becoming a trustee? What/who can you trust?”


” The demand for lawyers, accountants and other professionals to act as trustees of charities or to become Governors of Academies is increasing rapidly as the legislation they must comply with becomes ever more onerous. When taking on such roles is it reasonable to assume that the charity is in good health, both administratively and financially, after all it is a “Charity”and everyone involved will have acted in its best interests.  Is that a reasonable assumption or should you undertake some due diligence?  We will attempt to answer that question during today’s proceedings.

The speakers will explain the the responsibilities of trustees and give an indication of what you should investigate before becoming a trustee, including the possibility of fraud.

The seminar will be held on 1 October 2013 at The Law Library on Small Street(BS1 1DA).  Registration will start at 4pm and proceedings will end by 5.45pm, followed by an opportunity for networking”