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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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. 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


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.”