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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


Following his recent visit to Bristol, Law Society John Wotton remarked on the excellence of Bristol as a legal centre, describing it as “a very forward-looking, innovative and competitive legal market”.

John Wotton spent an enjoyable day and a half visiting Bristol.  He visited two firms that were new entrants to the Bristol market, one a London insurance practice which had spotted an opportunity to get closer to an important part of its client base by opening in Bristol, the other a corporate boutique focusing on the local SME market, which had grown to 11 partners in just one year from opening by using a “chambers” model of practice and outsourcing most services. Over lunch and dinner and in further meetings he spoke to around 20 partners in firms of all types and sizes in the City. John Wotton also visited Cooperative Legal Services outside Bristol to learn about their plans for operating as an SRA-regulated ABS, once their recent licence application is granted.

While in Bristol, the President also took the opportunity to visit Integreon, whose UK legal process outsourcing business is based there.