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Corporate Members 2019

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more

President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

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 Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more

New Genealogist Practice Launches – Kin Probate






With a wealth of legal experience behind it, Kin Probate offers its clients exceptional service and a commitment to create a long-term reciprocal relationship; hence its slogan, ‘a connection to trust’.

Founded by solicitor James Gartland, formerly of Halliwells LLP and Weightmans, James knows first-hand what solicitors look for when it comes to choosing an expert.

With his new project Kin Probate, he wants to adopt a transparent, different and more trusting approach for his clients, so that all parties are better informed. Local solicitors may recognise James from his previous involvement in Bristol Law Society private client conferences.

Having always had an interest in the world of business, James wants to challenge the traditional southern-based firms and become the genealogist of choice for solicitors and the public sector using the unique simplified service of ‘Kin: Search’, ‘Kin: Verify’ and ‘Probate: Resolution’. Kin Probate offers a free initial assessment and a range of fee options tailored to the case.

In addition to his legal background, James is an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is an accredited Expert Witness.
Keen to make a difference and tackle a variety of issues, James has been instrumental in recently organising a social clean-up of a riverside environment, with plastic waste and its environmental impact on the coastlines being a current hot topic.

Kin Probate has recently welcomed Michaela Hulme, a professional genealogist and course leader in History at Manchester Metropolitan University to enhance the firm’s offering. With big ambition, experience and capability it won’t be long before Kin Probate becomes the go-to firm for intestate deaths and more.

For further information about Kin Probate, please contact Jo Leah at or call 07770 886936.