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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 Users – update 19/3/20!

19th March 2020

Dear Court User

Following on from the guidance given by the Lord Chief Justice and the President of the Family Division today the Judiciary and staff at Bristol are assessing as quickly as possible which hearings can take place using the telephone, skype or video facilities and which hearings will still remain listed as an attended hearing. We will notify the parties in any case in which the current listing is changed.

Can I assure you that we are aware of all relevant guidance (including that given by the Bar Council) and do not need to be referred to it. At the moment the court staff are receiving so many references to guidance and requests for information that they cannot possibly respond (given that a significant number of staff have had to self-isolate) and it is delaying the process of assessing current listings.

We ask you to bear with us during this most difficult of times and only to e-mail/contact the court when it is truly necessary.


HHJ Cotter QC

Designated Civil Judge for Avon, Somerset and Gloucestershire.