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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


Litigation lawyer, Naomi Evans of Veale Wasbrough Vizards has been elected Vice Chair of the Association of Women in Property in the South West.

The appointment will be for 2 years which then leads automatically to the appointment of Chair of the South West branch from February 2013.  Naomi will succeed Jo Williams of Ridge & Partners, who is the current Chair.

Naomi commented on her appointment:

“I am delighted to be appointed as the Vice Chair.  As a litigation lawyer, I see first hand the challenges the industry faces.  Todate, I have already been involved in talking to schools about the opportunities there are for women working in the property industry and it is great to be seen as an inspiration to young people.

My objectives over the forthcoming period as Vice Chair and Chair are to support the Women in Property 25th anniversary celebrations and to provide a support network for colleagues in the property industry during what is still a difficult time in the property market.”

Women represent only 15% of the property and construction industry workforce, a balance still to be redressed. The Association of Women in Property aims to do just this. The Association seeks to enhance the profile of women in the sector, both by providing a dynamic forum for women in these professions and by encouraging and nurturing aspiring talent.