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Corporate Members 2020

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

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. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more

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