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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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


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.”