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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


The Bristol Law Society website has had a spring clean and we would invite you to look around. Of course the website still has all the local news about the Bristol and Bath legal scene, as well as all the news from the Bristol Courts and selected national news relevant to Bristol and Bath practitioners. On the Legal Life section of the site, the “Around the firms” section has all the news of local firms. We welcome all submissions of news from all local firms at

The website still has information about all forthcoming events put on for members by Bristol Law Society, but we have added other content and information for all our members and readers. We know that all local lawyers are busy, but in our new lifestyle section we are focussing on matters such as coping with stress, healthy living, local leisure events, arts and theatre, restaurants and cocktail recipes. Why don’t you see what life away from your desk can offer? Check out our suggestions for February’s events.

As well as the present, we are taking a look at the past with a focus on Bristol’s long and storied history of the Law and the Legal Profession. This month we look back at the founding of Bristol Law Society, some justice dispensed in the 1730s and also on Past BLS President A.H. Wansey. We are particularly interested in featuring the histories of local firms. If you would be interested in giving us information on your firm or any of its past lawyers and cases contact us at

Each month we will be publishing features written specially for BLS members on issues affecting the profession and the business community. We will also feature pro bono organisations and charitable organisation who work with and alongside the legal community. For February we focus in on Quartet, the BLS Charity of the Year, and also on the Jackson reforms. If you would like to submit an article on a current issue or on a pro bono organisation or a charity, please contact us on

We have also added a “member to member” section in which BLS members can ask for help from other BLS members. Are you trying to trace deeds or a Will? Then contact us at and we will add your request to our Legal Life site.

Check back regularly at the Bristol Law Society and Legal Life website for further developments.