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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 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


Bristol Law Society would like to extend their support and wishes to Jim Ward and his family and all at Morris, Goddard & Ward at this very difficult time.

BLS members may have seen in the news about the horrific incident in Devizes on Monday 2nd July in which a solicitor, Jim Ward, was shot in the head at his desk as he was at work.

Jim Ward was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital where he is in a stable condition. BLS President Nick Dell has passed on BLS’ best wishes to Jim Ward and his family via the President of GWILS (the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Incorporated Law Society).

Update: Bristol Law Society is very sorry to learn that Jim Ward has lost his fight for life. At this time, all thoughts of BLS members are with Jim Ward’s family and colleagues.