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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 promotions


Foot Anstey LLP, which has recently expanded to Bristol, has shown its commitment to developing and rewarding its talented lawyers by announcing three senior promotions.

Commercial disputes and brand protection expert Peter Singfield has been promoted to partner. He joined the firm in 2008 from city firm Lovells and became an associate at Foot Anstey in 2010.  Peter works with brand owners and defendants in the media, retail and manufacturing sectors, advising on brand related issues such as copyright, trademarks, websites and passing off claims.

Alongside Peter, both Jonathan Bouchta and William Russell have been promoted to associate.

Jonathan’s promotion further strengthens the firm’s real estate litigation team which advises businesses and government bodies.  He deals with a range of contentious property work including landlord and tenant matters, property related professional negligence, disputes relating to freehold land, electricity wayleaves, site clearance issues and dilapidations claims.

William has been promoted within the firm’s highly regarded dispute resolution team. He has specialist expertise in professional negligence claims and advising clients on the mis-selling of financial products. He also has experience in contentious matters arising from high value contractual agreements and also acts for clients involved in shareholder and partnership disputes.  William is an accredited Solicitor Advocate and conducts advocacy on behalf of the firm’s clients at the High Court in Bristol.

John Westwell, Managing Partner at Foot Anstey said: “These talented lawyers have established themselves as trusted advisors to our clients who demand specialist advice.  We are very pleased to reward their commitment and look forward seeing them increase their reputations here at Foot Anstey.”