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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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


New work placement opportunities for UWE Bristol law students


UWE’s Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) is offering an exciting new work placement opportunity to students as part of a new collaboration with leading international law firm CMS McKenna.

UWE’s best performing Civil Litigation and Property LPC (Legal Practice Course) students will be interviewed for the chance to join CMS McKenna’s Bristol office in summer 2013 for a work placement.

This new arrangement between the largest provider of professional legal education in the South West and one of Bristol’s leading international law firms adds to UWE’s success in its sustained and long standing efforts to secure high quality work experience for its LPC students.

CMS partner Phil Woodfield said: “We’re delighted to be supporting UWE Bristol in providing career opportunities to exceptional students, and in doing so bolstering our talent pool for training contract positions in Bristol and throughout the UK. Our involvement affirms our commitment to developing and supporting local talent in the South West.”

Dagmar Steffens, Head of the LPC at UWE Bristol and executive member of the Institute, agrees: “Our students are of a high calibre, and many are excelling here on the LPC. Previous work experience is increasingly considered a pre-requisite for securing a training contract or other legal employment after the LPC. Not all of our students are in the position to arrange this for themselves, for a great variety of reasons. I am very pleased that some of our high achievers will be able to attend interviews at CMS, and that one of them will have the privilege of experiencing the firm’s work first hand in the summer. This is in addition to our very successful work placement scheme that will run in collaboration with Bristol Law Society over Easter and summer again this year.”

The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) is holding an Open Event on 6 March 2013. The event provides an opportunity to find out more about the professional legal practice courses (GDL/BPTC/LPC) available at UWE. There will also be further BILP Open events on 8 May 2013 and 15 June 2013.