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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 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

“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”