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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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


BYlaw holds Equality & Diversity event.




BYlaw, the South-West network for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender lawyers, held an event considering equality and diversity in the profession at the offices of TLT on Monday 8th July.

Entitled “The Pink Ceiling”, over a 100 lawyers and HR professionals heard about steps to encourage diversity amongst the profession and the judiciary, so as to better reflect society.

Robert Bourns of TLT opens the seminar

Tim Hailes, Managing Director and Associate General Council of J.P. Morgan, re-affirmed that work atmosphere and productivity can only be enhanced by having an open culture actively allowing people to feel comfortable with their diversity.

Employment Judges Roger and Olga Harper spoke of the efforts made in the judiciary now to ensure that there is a wider pool of candidates considered.

Outgoing Law Society President, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff spoke of the efforts made by the Law Society to ensure that the professions were open to all from any background, stressing that law was a career open to all people of talent, not just those who were “white, male and stale”.

A lively discussion was chaired by Ben Tarrant, vice-president of BLS.

Delegates also heard from Tim Sigsworth of the Albert Kennedy Trust and Jeff Brattan-Wilson of Deaf Law.