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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


Important information for County Court users:-


With effect from Monday 23 July 2012, there will be temporarily a change in the times of our County Court counter opening.  This is in accordance with the Framework for the Provision of Front Office Services in the Civil Courts issued September 2008 and with the agreement of the Designated Civil Judge and Delivery Director.

The arrangements will help the Court to manage the workload during the busy summer leave period by allowing staff time in the afternoon to concentrate on the court administrative process in a more efficient manner.

The Court will continue to open the counter from Monday to Friday but the opening times will now be from 10.00 am through to 2.00 pm (not 4.00 pm).

The reduced counter opening times will be in operation at the following County Courts in the Gloucestershire, Avon & Somerset Cluster:


  • Bristol Civil Justice Centre
  • Gloucester & Cheltenham County Court
  • Taunton County Court
  • Weston-Super-Mare County Court
  • Yeovil County Court
  • Bath County Court


Hearings will continue as normal.  Members of the public attending hearings will still have access to court staff, as necessary and we will provide a photocopying facility during this time for urgent matters. Court users will continue to be able to obtain leaflets and forms on site or via the HMCTS website as usual: or you can make your enquiry via e-mail to your local court site at  (inserting your local court as applicable).


These arrangements will not affect the courts’ ability to deal throughout the working day with any matters which should be dealt with immediately e.g. injunction applications. We would encourage you to continue to contact the court via e-mail or fax to alert us to any urgent matters so that we can then make the appropriate arrangements.