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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


Forensic accountancy – Internationally


Many cases these days have an international element but the cost of appointing expert witnesses from more than one jurisdiction can often be disproportionate.

In an effort to solve this problem, Milsted Langdon partner, Roger Isaacs has founded the MGI Worldwide Global Forensic Group . http://www.mgiworld.com/about-us/mgi-global-forensic-group

By collaborating with other MGI member firms it is possible for one UK expert to take the lead and to rely on factual (non-opinion) evidence from accountants in other jurisdictions, typically focussing on tax and accounting issues.

Critically MGI gives access to forensic specialists and other accountants with relevant local expertise, all of whom have been found to meet exacting quality standards and who speak English.

The International Forensic Group focuses on:
• Cross Border Divorces;
• International Fraud; and
• International Arbitration.

Its recent work has included the provision of expert accountancy evidence for the defence team in relation to allegations by the UK Serious Fraud Office of a $100 million “Boiler Room Fraud”, tracing funds through the UK, US, Croatia, Hong Kong, Dutch Antilles, Holland and Switzerland.

The group has also been instructed to advise on an international property portfolio in the UK and Cyprus, and a commercial dispute between a US holding company and its UK subsidiary, as well as criminal confiscation proceedings involving assets in the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Nigeria and the Isle of Man.