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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


Civil Mediation Directory launched on 1 October 2011


From 1 October 2011, the new civil mediation directory has replaced the National Mediation Helpline. The civil mediation directory will help individuals and businesses to find a civil and commercial mediation provider anywhere in England and Wales.

Access to the online directory will be via the Justice website, together with access points via the Directgov and Businesslink websites. You can find out more by visiting the civil mediation directory online:

http://www.civilmediation.justice.gov.uk/

The mediation directory is an online tool and lists a number of local and national civil and commercial mediation providers, all of whom are accredited by the Civil Mediation Council. Individuals can search the directory for a mediation provider that is local to them; and the cost of mediation is based on a fixed fee, depending on the value of the dispute. The directory will give individuals greater choice in finding a mediation provider that best meets their needs.