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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 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

Leaving of Bundles in court rooms and the advocates’ room at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre

It has been brought to the Management’s attention that court users are leaving court bundles following the completion of hearings both in court rooms and the advocates’ room on the 2nd floor.

It is the view of the Management that this constitutes a loss of data as other court users and other non HMCTS staff e.g. cleaners are potentially being exposed to confidential documents entering these rooms.

I would be very grateful if you would kindly advise your colleagues that this practice must cease with immediate effect due to the serious consequences of disclosure of data on HMCTS property 

The court ushers have now been instructed to routinely check all court rooms and the advocates’ room. Should the court staff report to me that bundles continue to be left at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre, I will have no alternative but to refer the Barristers Chambers/Solicitors firm in question to either the Designated Civil Judge- His Honour Judge Denyer QC or the Designated Family Judge- His Honour Judge Wildblood QC to enquire what action should be taken.

We are sorry for the tone of this letter but I hope you appreciate that HMCTS takes any loss of data extremely seriously. We trust you also recognise this to be an issue of importance and will work with HMCTS to reduce any unnecessary risk of loss data.