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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


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.