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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

Bristol Court consultation – Modernisation of Face to Face Service Provision in the Civil and Family Courts

Please can all BLS members who are Court users take the opportunity to have their voices heard at Bristol Civil Justice Centre.

From the 9 January 2012 to the 6 March 2012 the Court is consulting local court users on proposals to make changes to the public counter services available at our courts.

The proposals are broadly as follows:

§         Civil and Family Courts public counters will no longer process routine work which does not require a face to face service provision and users will be diverted to the alternatives which are already in place such as on-line services, telephone, email and post;

§         Hearings will continue as normal.  Members of the public attending hearings will still have access to court staff as necessary;

§         Provision will remain to deal with urgent business;

§         No one who needs face to face help will be turned away

The changes being proposed will allow us to increase efficiency in the processing of court work by ensuring that more of our resource is focused on getting this done quicker. They will also mean that your visits to the court office will be limited to only those that are absolutely essential therefore removing unneeded and wasted journeys.

If you want to take part in this consultation please contact the court via email at: e-filing@ or via telephone on: 0117 3664821 to obtain a copy of the consultation letter.

Alternatively consultation letters are available in our waiting and public counter areas at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre, 2, Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6GR