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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


Marianne Nankervis, a contentious probate and trusts specialist, joins Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ (VWV) contentious probate team, the largest outside of London as a senior associate.


Marianne, who has worked at Wilde Sapte and most recently Osborne Clarke, joins the firm to continue her work acting for professional executors and trustees as well as private clients in a wide range of disputes arising out of contested estates and trusts.


A client of Marianne’s, from a leading private bank describes her as someone “with the necessary expertise and gravitas”.   And in recent Chambers’ editions, they quote her as being “unflappable and experienced and is a well-respected player, having a strong track record”.


Marianne commented on her appointment:

“I have always admired the quality of the work undertaken in the contentious probate team at VWV and am excited about joining them.  I have spent 15 years building my contacts, especially within the private banking and wealth divisions of banks and I am looking forward to bringing my experience to the team and the firm.”


Michelle Rose, head of private client and the contentious probate team said:

“We have an enviable reputation with our peers for having the largest contentious probate team outside of London.  This is a very specialised area and not many firms can say that they can do this work, at our level.  Marianne’s arrival complements the team and means that we can increase our profile in the private banking sector.”