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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 welcomes new President, Ben Holt


Ben Holt, Partner, Dispute Resolution, VWV

I am delighted and honoured to take over as President of Bristol Law Society. I look forward to representing my colleagues and the profession across our fantastic city and nationally, promoting community engagement, diversity and inclusion and of course celebrating the Society’s historic 250th anniversary with you.

In addition to our usual offering of training, networking and social events, over the past year, the Society has successfully co-ordinated a number of new local collaborations. We have helped launch the hugely popular Bristol & Bath Legal Tech initiative, bringing together our innovative lawyers and technology experts to consider our role in the future of legal tech. Another highlight was the Society’s involvement in the Feeding Bristol campaign, where 60% of volunteer time was from local lawyers. We are also looking to launch a Bristol showcasing event in 2020 to celebrate the sectors that our region is most well-known for and to highlight our legal expertise that compliment those areas.

We continue our close alliance with the other 4 major legal centres outside of London, representing a total of around 15,000 lawyers – which allows us to have a stronger voice on national issues when representing you in discussions with the national Law Society and the SRA.

As a not for profit society, we can only continue our work with the on-going support of our dedicated members, all of whom help make Bristol Law Society one of the largest, most active and forward-thinking local law societies in England and Wales.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ben