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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


Last chance to book for the Dispute Resolution Conference


Are you a litigator? If so, you really need to consider coming along to BLS’ Dispute Resolution Conference which is being held on 12th June at the offices of Foot Anstey.

This Conference, hosted by HHJ Denyer QC, comes at a time when the legal landscape is facing seismic changes. The line up of speakers offers attendees valuable guidance in various subjects to anyone involved in dispute resolution and civil litigation.

Topics include:

Proportionality and budgeting of costs in civil proceedings
HHJ Denyer QC, Designated Civil Judge, Bristol Civil Justice Centre

Electronic Disclosure
John Lapraik, K2 Legal Support

Remedies for breach of fiduciary duty post Sinclair v Versailles 2011
Martha Maher, Barrister, St John’s Chambers

Jackson post April 2013
Anna Bateman and Greg Saunders, Foot Anstey LLP

ADR post Jackson – A Bristol view
Rachel Wood, Senior Law Lecturer, University West of England

Good faith in commercial relations – a topical and developing subject
Guy Adams, Barrister, St John’s Chambers

Market crash claims – the feeding frenzy: is it over for claims against professionals, or is there more to come?
Hugh Sims, Head of Commercial Team, Guildhall Chambers

Employment litigation: recent experiences
Anna Bateman and Richard Neary, Foot Anstey LLP

The speakers have been organised kindly by St John’s Chambers and the event will attract 5.5 CPD points.

Please make any booking requests direct to the conference organisers, Bristol Law Society by emailing events@bristollawsociety.com or calling 0117 976 3087