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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


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.