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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


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.