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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

Dispute Resolution Conference – 12th June

Are you a litigator? If so, you really need to consider coming along to BLS’ Dispute Resolution Conference which is being held on 12th June at the offices of Foot Anstey.

This Conference, hosted by HHJ Denyer QC, comes at a time when the legal landscape is facing seismic changes. The line up of speakers offers attendees valuable guidance in various subjects to anyone involved in dispute resolution and civil litigation.

Topics include:

Proportionality and budgeting of costs in civil proceedings
HHJ Denyer QC, Designated Civil Judge, Bristol Civil Justice Centre

Electronic Disclosure
John Lapraik, K2 Legal Support

Remedies for breach of fiduciary duty post Sinclair v Versailles 2011
Martha Maher, Barrister, St John’s Chambers

Jackson post April 2013
Anna Bateman and Greg Saunders, Foot Anstey LLP

ADR post Jackson – A Bristol view
Rachel Wood, Senior Law Lecturer, University West of England

Good faith in commercial relations – a topical and developing subject
Guy Adams, Barrister, St John’s Chambers

Market crash claims – the feeding frenzy: is it over for claims against professionals, or is there more to come?
Hugh Sims, Head of Commercial Team, Guildhall Chambers

Employment litigation: recent experiences
Anna Bateman and Richard Neary, Foot Anstey LLP

The speakers have been organised kindly by St John’s Chambers and the event will attract 5.5 CPD points.

Please make any booking requests direct to the conference organisers, Bristol Law Society by emailing

 or calling 0117 976 3087