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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 Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

BYlaw to host Equality & Diversity in the Professions event

BYlaw, the network for LGBT people working in the legal profession in the South West, is hosting a high profile seminar on Monday 6th July on “Equality & Diversity in the Professions”.

BYlaw is delighted to have as its speakers, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President of the Law Society; Tim Hailes, Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase and Alderman of the City of London; and Employment Judge Roger Harper of the Employment Tribunal.

BLS Vice-President, Ben Tarrant, will be chairing a panel discussion at the event which is taking place at the offices of TLT, One Redcliff Street, Bristol BS1. BYlaw is also hosting this free networking event with drinks and nibbles as part of its contribution and support for Bristol Pride.

Equality & Diversity within the legal profession is high on the agenda with diversity monitoring required by the SRA.

Details can be found on the BYlaw website.

Tim Hailes, who was recently appointed as Alderman of the City of London and is a Justice of the Peace, has been honoured by Stonewall for his work in promoting LGBT equality in the legal profession. Tim studied at UWE and originally comes from Portbury. He is a graduate of Bristol Grammar School. Tim is also chair of the Joint Associations Committee (JAC) on retail structured products.

Bristol Pride is the annual celebration of LGBT equality within Bristol and runs from 6th – 13th July this year, culminating in the day long event on the 13th July at Castle Park. BYlaw is also sponsoring the film “I Do” during Bristol Pride Week.