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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 One City Living Rent Commission – private landlord rent survey


Received by BLS – please share across your networks – deadline 13th November

Dear City Partners,

We are getting in touch on behalf of Councillor Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes regarding the One City Living Rent Commission which is being chaired by Bristol City Council in partnership with the University of Bristol.

Following the commitment in the Mayor’s 2021 manifesto promise to make Bristol a “A Living Rents City: Campaign for the power to introduce rent controls to make Bristol an affordable living city”. Bristol City Council and the City Office have formed a One City Living Rent Commission to explore what could make Bristol an affordable living rent city and what powers we could be asking to be delegated from UK Government to enable us to achieve this.

We are getting in contact with the Commission’s next steps, and with an ask of our City Partners. The One City Living Rent Team has created an online survey investigating the experiences of people renting from a private landlord in Bristol and the issues they are facing. This survey asks renters to share information about their experience of renting in Bristol.

We would be grateful if you could share the above survey with your networks so that the research team can receive rich data that reflects a variety of experiences with the Private Rented Sector

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about the above.

City Office Team

Bristol One City

city.office@bristol.gov.uk