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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 March 22


Wards Solicitors has appointed a specialist Employment Solicitor to its Disputes team, building on its breadth of services and support for both individuals and local businesses.

Laura Ramos specialises in all areas of employment law with a particular focus on dispute resolution.  An experienced litigator, Laura has a successful track record in Employment Tribunal work, representing both employers and employees.  She deals with all types of employment claims, from breach of contract and unfair dismissal (conduct, capability and redundancy) to discrimination and whistleblowing.

Laura, who qualified in 2020, joins Wards from DAS Law where she worked with a wide range of clients, including local authorities, charities and SMEs as well as individual employees.  She previously worked for Ince Metcalfe in Bristol.  Laura will be working in Wards’ Bristol office.

Commenting, Laura said: “I am very excited to join Wards and its highly reputable Disputes team headed by Elizabeth Fry. I look forward to supporting our clients and local communities across the South West with any employment related matters and to contributing to the firm’s success.”

Wards’ Head of Disputes Elizabeth Fry said: ‘We are delighted to have Laura on board.  She brings a wealth of specialist employment law experience to our team and fits perfectly with our ethos of providing legal expertise to our clients in an approachable way.”