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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

Howden Market Report- Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance July 2022


Howden is on your side as you navigate your way through the PII renewal process. Stay informed with our latest market update.

In our latest Market Report we examine the outcome of the April 2022 solicitors’ PII renewal and provide insight into what your firm can expect if your policy is yet to renew in 2022. We also update you on issues currently on the radar for PII underwriters so you can review whether there is any action you need to take before renewal. In addition we offer guidance on discussing claims with your underwriter and provide some “dos and don’ts” to consider when it comes to your firm’s website with your PII underwriter in mind.

Cyber security is a significant issue within the legal profession at the moment. Separate cyber insurance has become increasingly important, but some insurers are no longer prepared to provide separate cyber insurance cover to law firms. We take this opportunity to update you on security measures the remaining insurers will expect you to have.

On a broader note, we discuss consolidation of SRA-regulated practices, which is often the subject of discussion in the legal press. It is interesting to review some of the statistics published by the SRA and the Law Society to get a proper understanding of the extent to which the profession is changing and the number of firms that have opened and closed in the last two years against the backdrop of Covid and the introduction of the freelance model.

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