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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


Movers & Shakers!


Wards Solicitors has appointed a new criminal defence solicitor, Maxine Twynam, to join its Criminal Team.

Maxine qualified in 2004 and has experience in advising and representing people accused of criminal offences from driving matters to serious allegations, including sexual offences, fraud and murder.

She will be working in Wards’ Bristol office alongside Wards Partner Michael Gupwell, who is also highly experienced in criminal defence cases.

Commenting, Maxine said: “I am delighted to be joining Wards, and I am looking forward to working within a multi-disciplinary practice, which is very client focused.”

Wards’ Head of Disputes Elizabeth Fry said Maxine’s appointment marked the ongoing development and expansion of the firm’s criminal defence practice.  “We’re certain that the breadth of Maxine’s experience will considerably enhance our offer, enabling us to continue delivering excellent quality legal advice. We’re delighted to have Maxine join us,” she said.