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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

New Executive and Council of BLS Elected at AGM

At the 142nd Annual General Meeting of Bristol Law Society held on Wednesday 28th November, Ashley Palminteri of The Family Law Practice was elected as the new President of the Society.

Ben Tarrant of TLT Solicitors was voted in as Vice President and Michael Gupwell, a notary at Gregg Latchams is Junior Vice-President.


Rupert Scrase of Scrase Employment solicitors and Leon Smith of DAC Beachcroft remain Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary respectively.


The members of Council for 2012/2013 are:


Nick Dell, Pardoes – Immediate Past President

Mike Lind, Law Strategy – Special member

John Moriarty – Special member

Maria Memoli, Local Governance

Mairead O’Donnell, Ashfords

Marcus Keppel-Palmer, UWE

Rachel Warren, Michelmores

Melissa Conway, Kelcey & Hall

Natalie Jones, Irwin Mitchell

Russell Rollings, Clarke Willmott

Sarah Pullin, Osborne Clarke

Michael Westbrook, Burges Salmon

Richard Gore, Gregg Latchams

Gary Lightwood, Pattinson & Brewer

Marc White, Marc White Notary

Becky Moyce, Temple Bright

Janis Purdy

Sarah Sutherland, Burges Salmon

Richard Neary, Foot Anstey

Jo Campbell, Connect2Law (Veale Wasborough Vizards) – Co-opted member

Austin Milne, Co-opted member

Derek Jenkins, St John’s Chambers, Co-opted member

Ian Kelcey, Law Society Council member

Matthew Still, South West Regional Representative (TLS)

Nicola Cunnington, DAC Beachcroft, JLD Representative.


The Council of Bristol Law Society meet the third Tuesday of the month.