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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


Maria Memoli, Council Member of Bristol Law Society and Law Society Council Member spoke at a Conference at the Grand, Bristol on the 21st February organised by the Pacs Group Limited and the Local Land Charges Institute. With experience in both the private sector and several years experience at senior management level in Local Government, Maria came with excellent credentials.

Maria spoke about the changing world for Conveyancers, from the point of view of Local Land Charges officers. She explained how the CQS was received and whether or not it was successful and what the future holds, the emerging Alternative Business Structures and what this means for the legal services market, P I Insurance, its future and Mortgage Lending panels and the changing criteria, Property fraud  and Anti-Money Laundering, the challenges facing Conveyancers , and how Local Land Charges could help to combat fraud. She touched on the Conveyancing Protocol and the new provisions for the Buildmark documents; the provisions of the new Localism Act and the potential future for Local Land Charges.

Maria will be writing a feature article for Legal Life shortly on one of these topics.