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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

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


February sees two new Law Books published with local authors.

The first book is “Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Small Businesses: Teach Yourself” is published by Hodder Education and written by the team from Bevans, the firm based in Redland and in London. Legal complications can be costly for small businesses, but Bevans Solicitors believe they have produced the ultimate handbook for small business owners to avoid them. Employment, premises, intellectual property, even setting up the business – all these vital aspects for small businesses can carry heavy legal costs if mishandled or overlooked. The team at Bevans Solicitors take the small business owner through all these hazards in their indispensable guide to legal pitfalls the reader may face – as well as providing solutions in the unlucky case of falling foul of these hazards.

The second book is written by former Employment Judge Colin Sara, who sat as a salaried employment judge in Bristol for over 20 years, and who retired in 2009. He has been busy in his retirement and has just written the Fifth Edition of his well received book, “Boundaries and Easements”. Published by Sweet & Maxwell, the book has been praised as an excellent and clear exposition on all aspects of the law in this area, containing cases and statutes and many practical tips and steps for anybody engaged in litigation in this area.