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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


Charles Cook joins the Board at Gloucestershire CC


Charles Cook, a corporate, media and sports lawyer from Bristol firm Charles Cook & Co has been appointed to the Executive Board at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

Cook is the managing partner of boutique corporate, property and private client firm Cook & Co Solicitors, sits on the board of several high-profile businesses in Bristol and has numerous connections in the sports sector.

Founded in 1870, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is currently undergoing an impressive £6.0m redevelopment of its ground and pavilion in Bristol which will be operational later this year.

“This is a very exciting time for the club.” Commented Cook. “The development of the ground will ensure that first class cricket, with impressive facilities, will keep being delivered to the people of Bristol and Gloucestershire.”

Former player David Graveney has also been appointed to the Board.

Gloucestershire chairman Rex Body said: “I was very pleased when both David and Charles agreed to join the executive board.

“As co-optees, they will bring valuable experience and expertise in their respective fields.

“David will fill the vacancy created by Jack Russell – who is standing down because of his current business commitments, while Charles fills a long-standing gap in our board expertise.

“Both are joining at a very exhilarating time as we look forward to further successful progress for this great club.”