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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 Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022


Obituary – Matt Ashley, Osborne Clarke


It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of  Matt Ashley of Osborne Clarke over the Christmas period, shortly after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt was a hugely valued member of the residential development team at Osborne Clarke and at Clarke Willmott before that. He was well-known and well-liked throughout the Bristol legal community, where he had many friends amongst his current and former colleagues.

Matt generously shared his time and expertise with a range of industry and charitable organisations. He held leadership positions with The Institute of Residential Property Management and used his property management expertise to help develop community-led housing in Bristol as well as helping The Scouts manage their property portfolio.

Our thoughts are very much with Matt’s wife, children and wider family at this sad time.

Osborne Clarke have set up a book of remembrance for Matt and BLS members who knew Matt are welcome to contribute to it.  https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/MatthewAshley/Content/Filler

There is also a remembrance fundraising page in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matt-ashley