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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


One of the highlights of BLS’s calendar this year will be our inaugural event, Presentation to the New Qualified Solicitors, which was held at the start of Legal Week on 11 October reports Sarah Pullin of Osborne Clarke.  It proved to be a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the excellence within our city and for some new to Bristol to be welcomed into the Bristol law community.

Newly qualified solicitors joined together with training principals and family for informal drinks and canapés. BLS’s vice president, Ashley Palminteri, welcomed to the BLS’s Law Library – guests, sponsors and His Honour Judge Michael Roach QC who gave a short speech about life as a newly qualified. The presentation of certificates and photographs followed together with Wesleyan for Lawyers’ prize draw.  Our appreciation and thanks to His Honour Judge Michael Roach QC and our sponsors, Wesleyan for Lawyers and Osborne Clarke, for making it such a memorable occasion. Ashley Palminteri commented, “Everyone really enjoyed it – some brought parents and to me, that demonstrates how important the event is”.

We look forward to celebrating again next year with 2013’s newly qualified solicitors, family and friends.


Here are a selection of the best photos from the event.