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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


Court Notice :To all Family Lawyers that attend the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre


To all Family Lawyers that attend the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre  – 8/8/18

Due to delays being experienced with the filing of orders in private and public law proceedings, the Designated Family Judge has directed that this order be added to all notices of hearing with immediate effect which is shown below.

It is very much a last resort for the court to arrange compliance hearings but it is important that the order is filed in a timely fashion to allow the court to progress the case or conclude the case if a final order is made.

These actions simply cannot be achieved without the order being filed.

Note to Solicitors in Private and Public Law Family proceedings:

If you are directed at the conclusion of the hearing to submit a draft order for approval, the draft order must be submitted for approval by the court within 48 hours of the hearing.

In the event that the order is not so submitted, the court may grant a further 5 working days for this to be done. However, if the order is still not filed by the end of that extended period, you will be required to attend before the Designated Family Judge, His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, to offer an explanation as to the delay.