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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

Handling Experts in Mediation – ASWM webinar 28 Nov @6pm

Handling Experts in Mediation

Having expert witnesses in attendance at mediations can raise myriad issues for both the experts themselves and those instructing them.

Based on guidance issued by the Academy of Experts, this online Zoom seminar will give insight into how to avoid common pitfalls, from the perspectives of both expert and mediator.


Roger Issacs – Partner at Milsted Langdon LLP, Roger specialises in mediation, forensic accounting and insolvency.

An accredited mediator for over 20 years, he is a member of CEDR and specialises in accountancy related, insolvency and financial disputes and other money-related matters.

With experience of attending mediations as a claimant, expert witness and mediator, this gives Roger several perspectives from which to inform his view, as to how to get the best from experts in mediation.

Laurence Cobb – A mediator since 2015, Laurence is a member of CEDR Faculty and an in-house lecturer, trainer and specialist mediator at Global Mediation.

Laurence was variously Head of Litigation, Head of International Construction, and on the Executive Board at Taylor Wessing LLP, until his retirement as a solicitor in March 2019.

He has attended many mediations as a party representative and chaired the committee of the Academy of Experts, producing guidance notes for experts in mediation.

This event is free to ASWM members and £10 for non-members. For details of other benefits of membership, please click here.

For more information on this exciting event, or to book your space, please follow the link below: