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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

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more

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.