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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


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.”