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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 Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022


JUSTICE


Download the e-leaflet here to find out more about JUSTICE JUSTICE 2022(e-leaflet)

JUSTICE is a law reform and human rights charity. We conduct research, produce policy proposals and influence policymakers at the highest levels to achieve a fairer, more accessible and more transparent justice system.

OUR PURPOSE
We work across the entire justice system, working to uphold the rule of law and solve
systemic issues that affect thousands, if not millions of people. We work in the areas
in most need of improvement and where we can affect the greatest change. We are a
cross-party organisation, led by evidence and our values, not politics. We provide an
impartial, expert voice and generate pragmatic recommendations for implementation by Parliament and other public bodies.

OUR CURRENT FOCUS
We examine and respond to a range of Government policy and legislation including
the Bill of Rights Bill, the Public Order Bill, and the Victims Bill – seeking to raise the
profile and importance of individual rights, the rule of law and the role of lawyers as
trusted guardians of our constitution.

Here is a sample of our current research and policy projects:

  • Reforming the Windrush Compensation Scheme;
  • Improving access to justice for separating families;
  • Ensuring civil ‘hybrid orders’ (such as Domestic Abuse Prevention Orders) are
    issued and enforced fairly, consistently and in a rights compliant manner;
  • Improving public body decision-making which has been outsourced to private
    companies;
  • Improving administrative decision-making in prisons.

We run an extensive events programme, from Conferences to discussion panels,
throughout the year, convening experts to discuss topical legal and human rights
issues, and sharing their knowledge and expertise.

With the current threats to the rule of law, the Government’s heavy legislative programme, the Covid-19 backlog exacerbating an already strained system, and attacks on the legal profession, our work has never been more crucial.

JOIN US

  • Access our member-only events
  • Receive discounts on our ticketed events
  • Have the opportunity to participate in our ground-breaking
    working parties
  • Undertake pro bono research
  • Network with senior judges, leading lawyers, academics and
    parliamentarians

We are a membership organisation for both individuals and firms, and are proud to represent the breadth of the UK’s legal landscape, from students starting their careers to QCs, judges, and partners at international firms.

JUSTICE members are essential to our success, sharing their
expertise to help defend the rule of law.

As a member, you’ll help us create essential change across the
entire legal system.

Membership starts from £15 – join us today.
Sign up here
justice.org.uk