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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

Davies and Partners celebrate 25th anniversary

In 1988, the licensing laws changed to allow pubs to stay open all day, the pound note ceased to be legal tender and Davies and Partners Solicitors opened its first office.


25 years later, Davies and Partners is now acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in the South West and Midlands, with offices in Bristol, Gloucester and Birmingham. It has continued its programme of expansion, opening its latest office in West End London, in autumn 2012.


The firm employs over 120 staff and although it offers a full range of legal services for commercial and private clients, approximately half of its work is in commercial property including land acquisition and development.  It has one of the largest commercial property teams in the region which has achieved a strong national reputation in the commercial property sector.


In recent years the firm has also developed a national specialism in clinical negligence, which now accounts for more than 20% of the firm’s business.  Its 12 strong, specialist clinical negligence team contains a number of the UK’s leading clinical negligence lawyers.


Commenting on the celebrations the firm’s Chairman, Tom Brennan said, “We have seen many developments over the 25 years and there have been many peaks and troughs in the economy over that period, but we are delighted that we have retained such a strong and loyal client base which has enabled us to continue to develop and expand.   We are very proud to be able to offer our clients some of the country’s finest legal talent and we look forward to continuing to do so for at least the next 25 years!”