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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 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

George Atkinson

Bristol Law Society is saddened to learn of the death of George Atkinson who was formerly President of Bristol Law Society in 1971/72.

George Atkinson was also formerly Senior Partner of Wansbroughs, the firm he joined after World War II, having done his articles elsewhere. He became a Partner in the firm in 1950 and practised in the Commercial Department.

After being President of BLS, George became President of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Shipping and Industry. In 1979, George Atkinson succeeded Stanley Collett as senior Partner of Wansbroughs before stepping down in 1981. He retired from the firm in 1982.

George Atkinson died on Sunday12th January 2014. His wife, Dorothy, also died on the same day.

Details of the funeral will be publicised in due course.