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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

Damar strengthens apprenticeship offer to legal sector with new appointment in Bristol

Specialist legal apprenticeship provider Damar Training has appointed an additional legal trainer in Bristol.

Nicola Cunnington is an experienced litigation paralegal, having previously worked in Bristol for DAC Beachcroft, CW Law and Lyons Davidson. Mentoring and training has been an important part of her role in practice and she will be able to use this experience to benefit the growing numbers of legal apprentices based in the South-West.

Nicola was Chair of the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division (2011-13), is an Executive Committee member of the National Junior Lawyers Division of England and Wales and also sits on the Bristol Law Society Committee.

Damar’s managing director Jonathan Bourne said: “we are delighted that so many providers of legal services in the South West are recognising the benefits that apprentices can bring to their businesses. This year we are likely to see record numbers of firms recruiting apprentices and Nicola’s appointment ensures that we can meet the needs of the legal sector in and around Bristol.”

“Nicola’s understanding of the local market for legal services will be valuable as we continue to tailor our offer to firms in the region and forge links between vocational and academic routes into the legal profession.”

TLT, DAS Law, Co-operative Legal Services and the Crown Prosecution Service are just a few of the legal services employers that Damar is working with in the Bristol area.