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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

Law Firms unite to offer work experience to school pupils – Get involved!

A Linkedin post by Sarah Cook, VWV;  Samantha Lee, Womble Bond Dickinson and Ellen Marsh, The University of Law – July 2022

It all started out with an ambition to establish formal Partnerships between every school in Bristol…

…the journey has well and truly commenced!

The Bristol Legal community has joined forces to collaborate on a shared goal: improving access to careers in the legal sector.

So far, 15 firms have joined a new Early Careers Network with the aim of collaborating on projects designed to improve social mobility in the sector.

Last week, a group of firms ran a week long insight week for Y10 pupils, designed to give them hands-on, real life experience of working in law.

The firms welcomed students from DOWNEND SCHOOL, Mangotsfield School, Bradley Stoke Community School and Brimsham Green School. Students spent time at VWV, Bevan Brittan LLP, Michelmores, Clarke Willmott, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and Foot Anstey LLP and also met with Ellen from The University of Law.

The week was a mixture of activities, legal exercises, employability and team building skills. Not only did students learn about a career in law, but also the array of other roles within the sector.

All firms found the week hugely rewarding and successful. We know that this is the start of something really special for the legal sector ⭐️

Our appeal is for other law firms to join us on our journey by collaborating with us on this hugely important mission. We must all take responsibility for inspiring the next generation in our sector and raise aspirations of young people in our communities.

If you’d like to join the network, please contact Sarah Cook, Samantha Lee or Ellen Marsh

A HUGE thanks to the six firms for hosting the students, and to the INCREDIBLE students that joined us all. You were all a credit to yourselves, your schools and your families. We hope that you enjoyed the week as much as we did!