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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

Movers & Shakers: James Gliddon joins Foot Anstey















Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has cemented its position in the banking sector with the hire of litigation partner James Gliddon.

James makes the move to the firm’s Bristol office this month from CMS, where he practised for over eight years.

His clients include banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners who he advises on a variety of financial claims and complaints, including cases relating to mis-selling, fraud and SME disputes.

Commenting on his appointment, James said: “It’s truly an exciting time to join Foot Anstey as a partner. The financial services sector is going through a period of technological and societal reinvention and the disputes that arise often mirror these developments.

“Like the firm itself, the banking practice has always had a great reputation but it has gone from strength to strength in recent years. I look forward to contributing to its future success”

James is a qualified solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience – which entitle him to represent clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Mark Rhys-Jones, head of litigation at Foot Anstey adds: “We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of James’ calibre to the partnership and to be working with him to develop our service for key banking and financial services clients”.

James is a regular presence at banking industry events and writes for a number of publications on key industry and regulatory developments.