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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


Foot Anstey Celebrates 2nd Anniversary




On Thursday 3 October, premier regional law firm Foot Anstey celebrated its 2nd anniversary of expanding into Bristol by hosting a party for clients, advisors and staff at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

Approximately 150 people joined the firm for a private viewing of a unique touring exhibition ‘Roman Empire: Power and People’ comprising some of the greatest treasures from the British Museum. Bristol Old Vic’s Director of Development, Alan Wright made a short presentation at the event highlighting their new outreach initiative, in which Foot Anstey is involved.

Foot Anstey, which opened in Bristol in November 2011, has experienced rapid growth ever since.  Numbers of specialist lawyers and staff have risen to over 80 so the firm has taken an extra floor at its 100 Victoria Street offices to accommodate its expansion plans.

John Westwell, Managing Partner at Foot Anstey, said: “Opening in Bristol has assisted us to grow our turnover, our headcount and our client profile in difficult economic conditions.  Our offer has been very well received and we’ve received a very warm welcome into a thriving business and legal community.  We look forward to growing our presence here and attracting further high quality work and lawyers to the city.”