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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 Walks Update and the Community Justice Fund

The Legal community across the nation were due to start raising funds during the spring Legal Walks this month.  The Access to Justice Foundation hope for the Legal Walks 2020 programme to make a return this Autumn. However, as they continue to monitor government advice around social distancing, they will provide you with updates as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you can act now and protect our crucial free legal advice sector through the COVID-19 crisis.

The Access to Justice Foundation and the London Legal Support Trust have launched the Emergency Advice Appeal. The appeal will support the Community Justice Fund which is now live and application process is now open.

The fund was created in partnership with leading social justice organisations, who stressed the need for urgent, decisive action and maximum flexibility in how funding can be used.

Funders include the Access to Justice Foundation, Therium Access, Legal Education Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, AB Charitable Trust and Indigo Trust plus contributions from Law Society, Linklaters, Allen and Overy and London Legal Support Trust. The Community Justice Fund will be hosted by the Access to Justice Foundation and opens with over £5m, including contributions from Ministry of Justice.

With great thanks to all who have donated, the appeal has raised over £370,000! There is still time to donate and make an impact on access to justice.

Many specialist advice agencies will close over the next 6 months with risk of permanent closure unless they receive immediate extra support. Any donation you make to the Emergency Advice Appeal will be doubled and enable more advice services to continue to help the people most in need.


If you have any questions about giving or how you could support further please contact