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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 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.