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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more

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