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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


Despite gloom and doom in the press about the recession, Bristol is set to expand as a growing legal market with significant news of expansion in January.

Co-operative Legal Services has announced that it is recruiting up to 150 new positions as it looks to set up as an ABS. Some of these positions will be in its new Family Law Unit based in London, but the majority will see an expansion of its operations in Bristol.

In another bright move, January sees Reynolds Porter Chamberlain opening an office in Bristol. Concentrating on insurance and reinsurance business, RPC’s opening in Bristol follows on its acquisition of a number of partners and lawyers from CMS Cameron McKenna. Initially, the office has a team of 28 people, including 11 lawyers and three Partners. Three further Partners and a Legal Director will be joining in March.

Meanwhile, recently Beachcroft merged with Davies Arnold Cooper to rebrand as DAC Beachcroft, Irwin Mitchell, who has a Bristol office, has announced the firm is applying for an ABS, and DAS, the legal insurer based in Bristol, acquired Bristol based Everything Legal Limited, which runs the Law on the Web information website. And of course, Bristol also welcomes Foot Anstey, who have opened up an office in the City.