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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

Keystone grows Bristol team with new appointment

Keystone Law is delighted to announce that Martin Howe has joined the firm’s Bristol office.


Prior to joining Keystone, Martin was a Partner at Bevan Brittan.  He has particular expertise in the interpretation and drafting of construction and related contracts for clients in both public and private sectors, and has authored more industry standard forms of contract than any lawyer currently practising. Martin’s broad client base comprises numerous public and private sector organisations including universities, local authorities, central government departments, NHS Trusts, housing associations, and many construction contractors.


Martin joins the Bristol office’s growing team which already includes several senior construction and planning lawyers who have all previously worked at major firms including:


  • Louise Garcia joined in January 2014 from Withy King
  • David Hickman joined in January 2014 from Addleshaw Goddard
  • Ben Garbett  joined in 2009 from Charles Russell
  • Martin Goodall joined in 2009 (previously at Clarke Willmott)

The Keystone Bristol office is now comprised of 15 partner level lawyers advising on a range of issues from employment, commercial contracts, corporate issues and a growing insurance practice.


Managing Director of Keystone Law, James Knight says:


“As client demand grows in the South West, we continue to strengthen our Bristol team. Martin joins a team of highly experienced solicitors whose combined expertise, in both contentious and non-contentious matters, makes them perfectly placed to advise clients across a wide-range of legal issues.”;