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Corporate Members 2021

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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 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


Bristol based law firm Osborne Clarke has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading deal advisers in 2011 by two leading market analysis companies.


Analyst Experian Corpfin ranks Osborne Clarke as the 5th most active firm in the UK, while mergermarket, which records higher value deals, ranks the firm in 10th place.


The firm is also tops Experian’s South West table as the most active legal adviser on deals in the region.


Alistair Livingstone, head of corporate at Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office, said:


“These results firmly place us in the UK’s top 10 law firms for deals. It’s a real testament to the expertise of our lawyers and sheer hard work they put in to getting the right results for our clients. We work hard to build long-term relationships with our clients and that fact that many of the deals we advise on are repeat instructions shows how important this is.


“In 2011 we saw a real upsurge in deal activity both in the South West and across the UK. We’ve already had a good start to 2012, which suggests that businesses and investors have an appetite to buy and sell. There are a lot of negative factors at play though, which will have an impact on deals where the fundamentals don’t stack up. The watchword for 2012 will be quality, with investors on the lookout for companies with a good trading record and a solid business model.”