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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

Former BLS President Robert Bourns elected to Law Society Management Board

TLT’s Senior Partner Robert Bourns has been appointed to the Management Board of the Law Society in England & Wales following a contested election.

The Management Board is one of four boards to advise the Law Society Council, which is responsible for the main policy decisions and overall direction of the Society. In his role Robert will work alongside Law Society President Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, Vice-President Nick Fluck, and the Society’s Chief Executive Des Hudson among others.


Robert was first elected to the Law Society Council in 2011. He is one of five representatives for the City of London constituency and a member of the Law Society’s Equality & Diversity committee as well as its Regulatory Processes Committee. As a past Secretary and President of Bristol Law Society and Secretary of the Association of South Western Law Societies, Robert has been closely involved in the debate around change in the legal profession for some time.


Robert Bourns commented “The Law Society plays a key role in the leadership of the legal profession through a time of continuing change. The effective management of legal businesses is critical to the success of the sector and I’m looking forward to a closer involvement with and lending my support to the management of the Society.”


Robert has considerable experience in the management and development of a growing business, having held the role of Managing Partner of the firm for six years, and as Senior Partner of TLT, a role he has held for three consecutive terms.


Robert is an experienced advocate and employment lawyer, with particular expertise relating to TUPE, insolvency, partnership (including LLP), the exiting of senior executives and partners and issues concerning professional conduct.


Clients have voted TLT the best UK law firm for client service in Legal Week’s independently researched Client Satisfaction Report 2012. TLT has also been named National Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2013 acknowledging the firm’s strategy and growth in Scotland and Northern Ireland and TLT was named Best Managed Firm and won Best Community Engagement at this year’s Managing Partners’ Forum Awards.