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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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 law firm achieves UK ‘first’ for equality and diversity


Bristol law firm Simpson Millar has become the first UK business to achieve the Diversity in Business Accreditation (Excellence) from the EW Group.

To gain this independent stamp of approval, the firm had to satisfy assessors that the principles of equality and diversity are firmly embedded right across all its business activities.

Commenting on the award, managing partner Peter Watson told Bristol Law Society that “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment and sends out a powerful message that we are determined to place equality and diversity at the heart of everything we do.”

Jane Farrell, Chief Executive EW Group, added “We are delighted that Simpson Millar has proved that the firm is at the cutting edge of best practice. By being the first law firm to achieve accreditation at the highest level, they have demonstrated a deep understanding of the business case for diversity.”