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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. We can be contacted on info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


Obituary of Mark Chawner


Mark Chawner, Associate Solicitor with DAS Law sadly passed away on 21st September 2020.  He had advanced oesophageal cancer which was diagnosed days before he passed. Mark was a fixture in the Bristol litigation world for over 20 years, mainly with Lyons Davidson and DAS Law. He was an excellent lawyer, and left his mark with cases such as Lester v Woodgate.  

Those who know him would describe him as a supportive leader and mentor who always made his juniors feel valued. But he never took himself too seriously and will be sadly missed by all his colleagues and associates.

A private celebration of his life is on 12th October, and donations are welcome to his chosen charity, the Oesophageal Patients Association at www.opa.org.uk . If anyone wishes to contact the family to express their condolences then please contact Sarah Hayes on shayes121@btinternet.com