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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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


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.