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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 JLD conclude successful fundraising campaign

Bristol Junior Lawyers Division (Bristol JLD) are delighted to have raised £4,079.80 for the Children’s Hospice South West, who provide support and assistance for families who have children with life-limiting illnesses (

The money was raised at various events over the last 12 months including several Charity Pub Quizzes, a Summer Party and the annual Charity Ball. The group presented a cheque for the amount to Janey Hellman, Corporate Partners Fundraiser for Charlton Farm, at their AGM and Committee Election on 29 November 2013.


Accepting the cheque on behalf of the charity Ms Hellman said “We are thrilled receive such a large donation. Thank you to the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division for choosing Children’s Hospice South West as their charity partner for this year. It has been a great partnership, and the funds will go a long way in supporting our work with life-limited children and their families.”


Nicola Cunnington from Damar Training, out-going Chair of Bristol JLD, added “The close working relationship with the Children’s Hospice South West this year is unparalleled in our history, and a big thank you is extended to Janey for making the Bristol JLD so included. I am so proud of all the Bristol Junior Lawyers who have contributed to our exceptional donation total, which is going to make a positive direct impact on individual families who are dealing with tragic circumstances. I would urge readers to contact the charity to find out more, and assist where possible. On behalf of the whole Bristol JLD committee, I would like to thank all of the sponsors, law firms, and local businesses that have made this a successful year and I hope you will all support us going forward. As I step down as Chair of the Bristol JLD, after three years, I am reminded of how generous our industry can be. I hope that my continued charity work on the National JLD Executive and with the Bristol JLD continues to have as much support.”