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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



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