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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


Financial Remedy Consent applications- change of procedure


Please note that from 24th August 2020 legal professionals must make Financial Remedy consent applications using the Online Financial Remedy consent order service. To register for this service (‘My HMCTS’) and to find further information, please visit the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-online-services-for-legal-professionals

The practice direction to support this change (PD36T) will be issued on 24th August 2020 and makes temporarily modifications to PD41B. This makes the use of the online system mandatory for consent applications where the applicant is legally represented, unless one of the following exceptions applies:

  • The application is for a Variation order
  • There are existing Financial Remedy Proceedings
  • The matter is a Civil Partnership or Judicial Separation case

If one of the above exceptions applies, you should issue your application via paper.

Legal Professionals can also use the MyHMCTS service to issue divorce and Probate proceedings.