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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


BLS – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment


 

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Over the last 2 weeks we have seen unrest unfold in the USA following the death of George Floyd and the impact his death has had around the world, and especially on the black community and our professional colleagues within it. Our City is no exception, where the impact has also been felt keenly.

As an inclusive representative body we wish to restate our:

  • strong belief in justice & equality for all
  • our commitment to diversity & inclusion to improve representation in the local and wider profession
  • our commitment to promote the rule of law

As a business run by a regularly changing elected diverse council of volunteer lawyers from around Bristol and Bath, we will consider what actions we can take to help/support those affected in our profession and to actively challenge discrimination or prejudice within the sector and to promote diversity and inclusion in the delivery of our member services.

We believe that racism and all forms of discrimination and prejudice have no place in the justice system and legal profession, or in society at large. To that end we unequivocally add: Black Lives Matter

We are living in extremely challenging times and the impact of events like this can be felt all the more by not being able to come together as we normally would, and so, we would ask our members to reach out to each other to check in/be kind during this difficult time.