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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


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.”