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Corporate Members 2021

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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


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Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on info@bristollawsociety.com. In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more


Experienced Serious Injury Partner Joins Irwin Mitchell




Irwin Mitchell has appointed an experienced Partner to the Serious Injury team in its Bristol office as part of its continuing drive to grow the firm.

 

James Davies is joining Irwin Mitchell from Thompsons where he was the firm’s National Coordinator for Serious Injuries.

 

He acts for both children and adults with serious injuries throughout the South West and the rest of the UK specialising in claims for head and brain injuries, spinal cord injury, amputations and fatal accidents.

 

James is ranked as a ‘Leader in the Field’ by the Chambers UK guide and is an accredited member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

 

He is heavily involved with national charities such as Headway, The Spinal Injuries Association and the Child Brain Injury Trust and is also a member of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Cerebra, a charity for children with brain conditions.

 

James is the fourth new Partner to join the Personal Legal Services division across the country this year alongside 18 new partners in Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services team since the start of 2012.

 

Jonathan Peacock, Regional Managing Partner for Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office, said: “Recruiting James to our team shows our commitment to wider growth for the firm as a whole as we seek to achieve our goal to become the legal provider of choice.

 

“Our Bristol office has gone from strength to strength since we opened in 2010 and we have established a strong reputation in personal injury, court of protection and family law work. The addition of James is part of our plan to ensure we recruit the highest quality lawyers to the firm as we seek to grow further.

 

“James has over 15 years experience as a solicitor and his knowledge and expertise in helping victims of high-value catastrophic injuries will be a real boost for our growing team in the South West.”

 

James Davies said: “Working with the team at Irwin Mitchell was a major driver in joining the firm. The personal injury department is the best in the industry and I am really looking forward to starting work.

 

“In this field there is a chance to have a massive positive impact on people’s lives and I’m delighted to be able to work with such an experienced and innovative team at Irwin Mitchell.”