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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

Bristol Child Care Solicitors Needed!

At the request of HHJ Wildblood QC, Designated Family Judge for Bristol, a team of researchers at the University of the West of England is examining the operation and effect of the Pre-Proceedings Protocol that he introduced on 1st July 2013.


The research team would like to talk with stakeholders at every level in the Family Justice System from children to senior judges.  The fieldwork has already started and the team plans to submit an executive summary of its preliminary findings to the President of the Family Division on 14th March 2014.


If you practise in Bristol as a public child care solicitor, the researchers would be delighted to hear from you.  They will contact you to arrange a personal or telephone interview lasting approximately 30-45 minutes to discuss your experiences of the Pre-Proceedings Protocol and your insights into what will help families and children.


If you can help, please contact:



Ms Emma Whewell

Senior Lecturer-in-Law

University of the West of England




Mr Robert Owen

Principal Lecturer-in-Law

Associate Head of Department (Research & Business Engagement)

University of the West of England


0117 328 3897

0117 328 2108