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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

New SRA Consultation on CPD

The SRA has sent out a new Consultation on CPD.All BLS members are urged to respond.

They say:-

As part of our Training for Tomorrow programme of education and training reform, we are proposing a radical change in the current “tick box” approach to continuing professional development (CPD). This consultation outlines options on a new approach to continuing competence which targets education and training requirements to areas of greatest risk.

The consultation paper sets out

  • our preferred approach to continuing competence which is focused, not on the training that has been undertaken, but on whether the level of competence achieved is what consumers would expect and demand; and
  • other options for consideration.

We welcome your views on all of the issues raised in the paper and on the options for reform.

The deadline for responses to this consultation is 2 April 2014.

To take part or to find out more, visit