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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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


BLS President urges members to sign petition


BLS President, Ashley Palminteri, has urged all BLS members to consider the Law Society’s PCT campaign page http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/representation/campaigns/criminal-legal-aid/ and, if they feel it appropriate, to sign the petition within it.

Ashley commented:-

“We at Bristol Law Society are ever conscious of the radical changes that our profession, and with that I mean both solicitors and the Bar, are facing at these very bleak times.

I have personally signed the petition, and we urge all our members to sign up.

In terms of other initiatives:

·         We held a Q&A session with Lucy Scott-Moncrief on 1 May in the Law Library which was extremely well attended by our members; the focus of which was on PCT. This was referred to in her weekly round-up

·         I have subsequently written personally to Des Hudson, Chief Executive of The Law Society and to Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President

·         I have also written to the Presidents of Joint IV (Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham Law Societies)

·         I have written to the Presidents of ASWLS (Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon & Somerset, Monmouthshire, Gloucester & Wiltshire Law Societies)

·         On a recent invitation, we nominated David Fanson of Sansbury Douglas to attend a private meeting with Chris Grayling – but regretfully did not get selected

·         I am due to attend the next meetings of Joint IV (4 June) and ASWLS (6 June) where no doubt this will dictate a significant part of the agenda

We are also very fortunate to have Ian Kelcey in our ranks. Ian works tirelessly on this cause and was able to attend a meeting with Chris Grayling. I have liaised frequently with Ian about recent developments at Chancery Lane and Westminster.”

This e-petition remains open to signatures and will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100 000 signature threshold.