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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 Property Conference details announced

Bristol Law Society’s Annual Property Conference to be held at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Bristol. The conference will focus on many of the hot topics concerning property law and practice.

Topics include:

  • Proprietary estoppel and remedies 
    Philip Jenkins, Barrister, St John’s Chambers  
  • Service charges in residential leases
    Michael Selway, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers
  • Capital allowances 
    David Rees, David Rees & Co
  • A legal perspective on residential and commercial property title insurance claims
    Oliver Bate, General Counsel, FTI Legal & Claims
  • Right to Light, property development – should we be legislating? 
    Robert Owen, Associate Head of Department (Research & Business Engagement), Bristol Law School
  • Property notices; who when and what to serve?
    John Sharples, Barrister, St John’s Chambers  
  • Harry Houdini and restrictive covenants – the procedure to discharge or modify restrictive covenants 


The Conference will take place on Thursday 24th October 2013 and can be booked now. Please email Valerie Squire at or use the form in the brochure.

Details can be found in the brochure here.

The Conference is sponsored by First Title and Wessex Searches and is organised by Bristol Law Society along with St John’s Chambers and Veale Wasbrough Vizards