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Corporate Members 2022

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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

Movers & Shakers


New Year announcement reflects talent and dedication at Wards Solicitors

Wards Solicitors is celebrating the start of 2019 with a record number of promotions.

Seven lawyers across a range of specialisms and offices have been promoted to Partner with a further three becoming Solicitor Associates.

Reputation for excellence

The Conveyancing team, which has a reputation for excellence and reliability built on a high number of personal recommendations and excellent satisfaction levels, sees five promotions.

Luke Hewitt, who works in the Nailsea office, Matthew Pitt in Keynsham and Pam Williams in Henleaze, all become Partners while Tom Bowering in Bristol and Keri McNeill in Weston-super-Mare are new Solicitor Associates.

More Partner promotions

The range of experience within Wards Solicitors is also reflected by four more key promotions. Louise Boustead, part of the Family Law and Divorce Team and manager of the Yate office and Michael Gupwell, Notary Public and criminal law specialist, both become Partners along with Trusts specialist Mary Harty and Nailsea-based Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity lawyer, Rebecca Purchase.

Claire Mizen, also part of the Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity team in Staple Hill, is promoted to Solicitor Associate.

Hard work and dedication

Wards Solicitors’ Managing Partner, David Sheridan, says: “It’s fantastic to start 2019 with such positive news. Each and every promotion is thoroughly deserved and a huge achievement reflecting hard work and dedication and it’s heartening to see so many areas of legal specialism represented. Well done to everyone.”