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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


Guidance from DJ Britton on Costs budgets for cases issued pre 1.4.13


Alison Underhill of Wards has been in correspondence over costs with District Judge Bitton. The District Judge has asked that the correspondence be publicised widely to BLS members.

Alison comments: “Please find attached my recent letter to District Judge Britton and his response clarifying the practice being adopted in Bristol with regards to the need for filing of costs budgets in claims issued before 1st April 2013.  You will see that District Judge Britton has confirmed that the practice in Bristol will be that costs budgets are NOT required in these cases but that old style costs estimates will still be required.”