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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

John Sharples publishes book

St John’s Chambers Property expert, John Sharples, has recently written a book on Land Licences, published by Jordans Publishing this month.  Lord Neuberger, Master of the Rolls, writes the foreword.

Land Licences is the only book in print that deals comprehensively with licences relating to the use and occupation of land and seeks to answer many of the key questions relevant to the granting of such licences and the resulting rights and obligations of the parties.

John presented a one hour talk at the book launch to over 50 guests from many of the major regional legal firms.

If you would like to order a copy visit

You can hear John speak as one of the many major presenters at the Bristol Law Society Property Conference on 14 September at Beachcroft Solicitors.