Society's News

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 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

Congratulations to Michael Gupwell, Immediate Past President, BLS

Double congratulations are in order for our Immediate Past President, Michael Gupwell, Associate at Wards Solicitors. Firstly, on his recent marriage and now his election as President of ASWLS (Association of South Western Law Societies) 2016/17.  The President role rotates around the member societies and BLS is delighted to have Michael at the helm in the coming year.

ASWLS mission is to facilitate the exchange of views and a closer co-operation in professional matters between the member societies.  More details of the society which collectively represents circa 10,000 solicitors can be found at





Outgoing President, Steve Hudson, Plymouth Law Society with Michael Gupwell.







Steve Hudson, Plymouth Law Society; Michael Gupwell, BLS and newly elected Vice President, Anthony Earl, Cornwall Law Society