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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 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


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 /Richard.Heinrich@lawsociety.org.uk) in the Society’s Government and Parliamentary Affairs Unit.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff