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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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

Copying of documents at Bristol Civil Justice Centre

It has been brought to the court’s attention that court users are asking court staff in particular court ushers to copy documents such as statements prior to hearings taking place.


Can all court users please note that copies of documents will be provided without charge but only on the direction of a Judge e.g. directing the court to copy draft orders that has been approved following a hearing taking place. If the court staff receive a request to copy a document such as a statement where the Judge has not directed the court to supply, the court will charge the appropriate court fee in accordance with the county court fees order which for the avoidance of doubt is outlined below:-


  • Ø      £5 charge for one and ten pages of any documents


  • Ø      £0.50p for each subsequent page of the same document


There is no facility on the hearing floors for the court ushers or clerks to account for these fees.

In the circumstances, if you need copies of documents that have not been ordered by the Judge, you will be required to attend the Public Counter on the ground floor to offer payment and obtain copies. Cheques are made payable to “HMCTS”;


We appreciate that this may cause difficulties particularly if copies are needed for pending hearings so the court would encourage you to ensure you have sufficient copies or have exchanged all necessary documents with the opposing party before attending the Bristol Civil Justice Centre.