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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

Law Society asks all Solicitors to contact their MP about Civil Justice Reforms

The Law Society has very serious concerns about the potential impact of the Government’s premature  implementation of their civil justice reforms on the legal services sector and on access to justice.

I have raised our concerns directly with the Secretary of Sate for Justice Chris Grayling and the Junior Justice Minister Helen Grant, and will be meeting with Helen Grant to discuss our concerns in greater detail in the coming weeks.

However, it is vital that we let Parliament, and the Ministry of Justice, know the extent to which the unnecessarily premature  implementation of these reforms will impact upon solicitors’ firms as businesses, and consequently on the ability of members of the public to seek legitimate legal redress.

The Society’s Government and Parliamentary Affairs and Law Reform teams have therefore produced a‘Campaigner Briefing’ [links to Law Society webpage], which provides details of how to lobby your local MP directly on this issue. In particular, the briefing contains information about requesting that your local MP raises the issue with the Secretary of State directly via Justice Question Time in the House of Commons. The next Justice questions are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 5 February, so please do consider contacting your MP soon.

I do hope that you are able to support the Society’s lobbying efforts on this issue. If you do make contact with your local MP, could you please inform Richard Heinrich (020 7316 5527 / in the Society’s Government and Parliamentary Affairs Unit.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff