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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


Over 60 solicitors and other professionals attended Foot Anstey LLP’s offices at 100 Victoria Street on the 20 June 2012 for the BLS Annual Dispute Resolution Conference sponsored by ARAG and Foot Anstey.

The conference was chaired by Richard Gore of Gregg Latchams LLP, and included interesting and thought provoking presentations by speakers on a variety of subjects including:-

  • James Pearce-Smith on Part 36 Offers.
  • Roger Isaacs and Mike Lind on ADR and Mediation.
  • James Ramesden and Jason Coyne on I-fraud.
  • David Turner on Insurance Claims.
  • Andrew Kearney and Rebecca Taylor on Building Disputes.
  • Simon Rowe on Enforcement of Judgments.
  • John Dickinson on Without Prejudice Communications.
  • Robin Neill on Misrepresentation by Non-Disclosure.

Rachel Warren BLS Council Member and Commercial Litigation Solicitor at Michelmores LLP said “the annual BLS Litigation Conference offers not only excellent value for money in terms of training but also a good opportunity for professionals involved in dispute resolution to meet and discuss issues affecting their practice.   We would like to thank both Foot Anstey and ARAG for sponsoring the event and Foot Anstey for being wonderful hosts.”

BLS Members and other Practitioners should look out for the forthcoming BLS Conferences on Property and on Private Client matters.