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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


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.