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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 Statement on Ukraine inc. local legal fundraising initiatives

Bristol Law Society endorses the words of I. Stephanie Boyce, President of The Law Society and we too, “stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian National Bar Association and the Ukrainian Bar Association. We also stand with the people of the world, who oppose the Russian government’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, in particular, the Russian people and lawyers who are defending the rule of law in the region.

We condemn the actions of the Russian Federation, which are in contravention of international law. There is no doubt that these actions are a direct threat to the rule of law.”

We extend our sympathies to all those affected by this humanitarian tragedy.

We remind any of our members affected by this crisis that they can seek support from LawCare, which offers free, confidential, emotional support to anyone working in the law.

Anyone who is looking to help refugees affected by this crisis, can donate via The Disasters Emergency Committee or the Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal organised by the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain:

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (

Local members are also undertaking fundraising efforts and if you would like to share any of your initiatives with us, we will post them below.

St John’s Chambers

Over the next 3-weeks members and staff of St John’s Chambers will be walking, running and cycling the equivalent distance of our Bristol office to Mariinskyi Palace (the official residence of the Ukrainian President) in the centre of Kyiv. In total, the team will cover 2303.4km or 1431.26 miles as the crow flies to raise vital funds for Ukraine. We aim to average at least 478 miles a week to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Appeal –  setting ourselves a target of £5,000, which we hope to beat! Read more here.

If you would like to sponsor our team, here is a link to our fundraising