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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


Brexit – Law Society Support for Members


As the political uncertainty continues, both the Law Society of England and Wales and the UK Government have both published information to support businesses, and specifically for solicitors.  All of the up-to-date resources can be found here https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/brexit-and-the-legal-sector/

The Government has published a series of notices on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The most relevant of these for solicitors are handling civil legal cases involving EU countries and providing services including those of a qualified professional. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has also published guidance for EU lawyers practising in the UK.

At the same time, we continue to support you in preparing for no deal. See our no deal guidance:
Civil and commercial co-operation – updated August 2019
Consumer law – updated August 2019
Criminal justice and security co-operation – updated August 2019
Data protection – updated August 2019
Family law
Family law: practical recommendations
Intellectual property
Providing legal services in the EU – updated August 2019
VAT – updated September 2019

The Law Society has prepared an extensive overview of the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. This can be requested by Law Society members from the International Department at international@lawsociety.org.uk.

The Law Society also forms part of the UK Delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), who recently published extensive guidance on the effect of all Brexit scenarios on practice rights both for EU lawyers working in the UK and for UK lawyers working in the EU

The MOJ has also published guidance which can be found here:

10 steps to prepare for Brexit – law firms Oct 2019

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