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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


On 9th January 2012 the South West Region published the consultation paper ‘Modernisation of Face to Face Service Provision in the Civil and Family Courts’ and invited comments on its proposals. The consultation period closed on 2nd March 2012 and since that time we have been undertaking a detailed analysis of the responses. We have now published our Consultation Response and the interim Equality Impact Assessment.

If you would like a copy of these documents please ask a member of staff.

The Region will be piloting revised counter hours of 10am to 2pm from 3rd September 2012 until 29th March 2013 for all County Courts (and co-located Family Proceedings Courts) with the exception of Bristol Civil Justice Centre where a full time counter service will be available for High Court/specialist jurisdiction related queries. There will also be an “appointments only” pilot at one Court in each cluster yet to be agreed and will be announced locally in those courts in the next couple of weeks.  In these courts the counter will be closed and only accessible by prior appointment.

The further data gathered in both pilots will be used to complete a full Equality Impact Assessment and a full review of the arrangements will take place in April 2013.

Further details on the pilots will be published as soon as possible.