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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

Mike Lewis returns to Anexsys as new National Head of Reprographics

I’m back!

If you’re asking yourself “who is Mike Lewis?” I’ll start from the beginning. I’ve been working in the legal support industry since 2008, working closely with the Bristol Law Society in the last number of years – you’ve probably seen me at the annual awards dinner! I originally was the Site Manager of K2 Legal Support, working with a majority of firms in Bristol, assisting with outsourced legal reprographics. From K2, I then moved to Hobs Repro where, as well as providing legal reprographics services, I also supported legal firm’s marketing efforts with high-quality print and display graphics. Everything from business cards to exhibition stands, mailshots to bespoke bid documents. After a short sabbatical of four months in the healthcare industry, I’m back supporting law firms with the offerings of Anexsys.

You might be asking “why do I care that you’re back?” Well, let me tell you a bit about Anexsys. First and foremost, Anexsys is a technology company who offer a range of consultancy and tech solutions to law firms. The eDisclosure software, analytics and litigation support services we offer assists our clients throughout the lifecycle of a case. On top of this, we offer outsourced copying, scanning and printing of all documents; from ancient deeds to large scale trial bundles. It’s likely that our paths could cross regardless of whether you’re a sole trader or regional heavyweight.

If we worked together during my time at Hobs Repro you may be asking “what’s different about your new role, and how does it affect our relationship?” Anexsys are actually part of the Hobs Group of companies, the main difference is that I am now specifically here to help with legal support. If you’re one of my previous marketing contacts, I’m still happy to talk to you about your collateral requirements and can ensure you’re looked after by one of my Hobs Repro colleagues. I’ll be sure to see you at the next BLS event in any case!

My new role within Anexsys is National Head of Reprographics. I have responsibility for the hard copy side of the Anexsys business, across our five locations. My initial aim is to review the service we are offering our clients and ensure our services are responsive, accurate and confidential. The requirements of our clients are changing as the digital side of the business becomes more prominent. I intend to position Anexsys as the go-to service provider, offering consultancy and support to ease the transition of these ever-changing requirements.

I will be involved with BLS where possible and look forward to catching up with my old contacts, and making new ones, in the coming months. Please feel free to get in touch to reconnect or ask about how we can work together –

I look forward to catching up with everyone at the Annual Awards Dinner in October. No doubt you’ll see me on stage presenting the Support Team Member of the Year award!