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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


Fighting for fairness for Junior Lawyers


Junior lawyers (including experienced non-partners/compliance officers) are not generally covered by the sort of insurance that would help them if they needed expert help defending themselves against SRA investigation. That very often leaves them at a huge disadvantage when it comes to explaining themselves to a much better resourced SRA. With support from The Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division, Leigh Day Regulatory team is conducting a survey about the potential uptake of regulatory defence cover, if it were available, to try to persuade insurers to provide a solution.

The survey was recently covered in a feature in the Law Society Gazette, is completely anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete. Please share the survey with any junior lawyers you know to help inform the research.

Take the survey