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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


John Moriarty elected as new President


At the BLS AGM, held on 26th November, John Moriarty was elected as President following in the footsteps of Andrew Gregg as one of the handful of Presidents to hold office for a second time.

At the AGM, outgoing President Michael Gupwell spoke to the assembled audience about his time in office, giving especial thanks to Helen Read and Clair Ponting .

The meeting passed resolutions to alter the Objects, Memorandum and Articles of the Society.

Milsted Langdon was appointed as auditors.

Long-time friend, HHJ Marston was quoted as  saying:

The trend to ageing leaders continues, it’s not just in China and the Labour Party you have to be 60 plus to lead.  In a brutal and swift coup the mysterious figure known only as ” that old Irish bloke ” seized control of the Bristol Law Society last week. After 2 days in office the new president said ” to hell with this, I am off to Barbados ” and he has not been seen since…!

Here are some photos from the AGM:-

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