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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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

Martha Maher acts in obtaining Administration Order in respect of Cobbetts

St John’s Chambers Partnership and Insolvency Barrister Martha Maher was instructed by Claire Sharf of Pinsent Masons on behalf of KPMG and the LLP in relation to the obtaining of the Administration Order in respect of failed law firm Cobbetts LLP.

The business of the c£50m turnover firm, along with its 72 partners and circa 400 staff situated in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London were prepack sold to DWF LLP yesterday as part of the process.

The order was obtained in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division yesterday at 3.00 pm before Mrs Justice Asplin. Martha was led by Peter Arden QC of Erskine Chambers.

Martha was also junior counsel instructed by Camerons on behalf of BDO in the now leading reported case of former law firm Halliwells LLP, which went into administration in July 2010 pursuant to Court order following prepack sales to four different law firms.