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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


CLAIMING POLICE STATION ATTENDANCE FEE


“CLAIMING POLICE STATION ATTENDANCE FEE

Providers are still required to provide advice and assistance to clients in custody suites.

Depending on local practices and their own health concerns, you may not be able to physically attend on those clients.

Should an attendance be made by other means ( Phone or video ), either because of a police forces contingency arrangements or because current Government safeguarding guidelines mean you cannot physically, you can claim the police station attendance fixed fee appropriate to the location.

A file note should be kept as to the circumstances of the arrangements confirming both the police station and the client were happy to proceed without a physical attendance.
Providers should claim as usual for the telephone fixed fee as appropriate, but they should not claim for the telephone advice fixed fee and the police station fixed fee for the same matter. A DSCC reference number will be required as normal.”

LAA Communication 27.03.2020