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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

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 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.