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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


Legal Services Board – Launch of Reshaping Legal Services: a sector-wide strategy


Following a year of engagement, consultation and research, the LSB have launched Reshaping legal services: a sector-wide strategy.

The strategy outlines how long-term, sustainable change is needed to reshape legal services so that we can better meet society’s needs. It builds on the State of Legal Services 2020 report, which offers an evidence-based account of the legal services sector over the last ten years and the challenges it continues to face and the three strategic themes for the sector to address to reshape legal services: fairer outcomes, stronger confidence and better services.

Critically, the strategy recognises the importance of collaboration. We invite you to work with us and others across the sector to contribute to meeting the strategy’s aims.

We have also published our 2021-22 business plan and response to the recent consultation. The business plan sets out the our  budget and priorities for the year, and we are looking at which areas will be best supported by collaboration. We are grateful for the offers already received and welcome other expressions of interest.

We are grateful to those who have contributed to this strategy’s development and who recognise the collective work needed to deliver better outcomes for society.  We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards,

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Dr Helen Phillips

Chair

Legal Services Board