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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


Guildhall Chambers receives top rankings in Chambers UK 2014


Guildhall Chambers has received record results in the latest edition of Chambers UK with 84 rankings in 10 different practice areas.

Chambers UK 2014 is an independent review of the UK’s legal services sector. Drawing on individual submissions and thousands of client references, the annual Chambers UK Bar Guide ranks the performance of the best barristers and sets working on all six circuits of the Bar of England and Wales.

As one of the highest performing UK sets, Guildhall achieved 20th position in the top 50 sets with the highest number of barrister rankings (compared to 26th in the 2013 edition) and featured in the top 50 sets with the highest proportion of barrister rankings overall.

Additional key highlights for Guildhall Chambers this year included:

As a set, Guildhall were described as:

‘“head and shoulders above the majority of its competitors in the regions.” It “provides London-quality in terms of clerking, client service and commercial awareness,” and is increasingly competing at the very top level.’

The clerking team were also identified as ‘“formidable at responding to queries, excellent at dealing with the courts over listing issues, and very good at prioritising and practically progressing matters.”’

Jeremy Sweetland, said: “I am extremely proud of Guildhall’s results and performance in the latest edition of Chambers UK. The editorial and rankings are testament not only to the calibre of barristers within Chambers, but also the strength of our client relationships and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of clerking. The results certainly reinforce our position as the “go-to” set for high level and complex instructions in the UK.”