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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


Burges Salmon is kindly hosting two events in the near future.

On 11th October, ByLaw, the South West LGBT group for lawyers and those working in the Law, will hold an event with Stonewall, the leading LGBT charity. Alex van Vliet, Client Account & Policy Manager at Stonewall, who will talk on the topics: “Role models” and authenticity in the workplace for LGB people and Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.  This event will start at 6.30pm and go on til about 8.30pm. If you wish to attend this free event, please email

Before then, Burges Salmon hosts an event looking into fracking and this is a roundtable discussion organised by UWE’s Business and Society Partnership. The underlying rationale of the roundtables is to consider what corporate social responsibility (CSR) means today to industry and society. The idea is to create a platform and facilitate a dialogue between the various stakeholders — industry, NGOs, advisors to the industry, government, members of Parliament, local authorities and academics — in the South West with the aim to take stock of the current law and practice in relation to CSR and to suggest proposals for reform whenever needed.

The details of this event are:-

14 September 2012
4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Guest speaker
Cllr Paul Crossley (LibDem, Bath)
who will be presenting the Council’s views on
‘Fracking: Alternative and sustainable energy extraction in the South West’
4.30pm to 5.00pm: registration and informal mingling;
5.00pm to 5.20pm: address by Cllr Paul Crossley;
5.20pm to 5.30pm: open floor for questions and discussion;
5.30pm to 6.30pm: buffet + networking 
6.30pm               : end of event
Please register at £5 per person here.