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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

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