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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

Property market growing in Wards Solicitors New Homes Conveyancing department

With mortgage lending to first time buyers up by 17% on last year and 76% of consumers hoping to buy their own home (Council of Mortgage Lenders research) there are signs that the housing market, in the South West, is starting to move again.


Local law firm, Wards Solicitors is seeing and responding to this growth in more ways than just helping people to buy and sell their homes.


The Wards Solicitors New Homes team is dedicated to working on new homes transactions and because of their many years experience acting for developers in relation to plot sales and acting for purchasers of their new homes, they have the required expertise  needed in this field and can respond better than a mainstream Conveyancing practice would be able to.


Over the past months they have noticed such a significant growth in market activity, and resulting workload, that they have promoted two members of staff and grown their support team as well.


Both based in the firm’s Bradley Stoke office, Jenny Maggs has just qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer and James Forgham is in the process of qualifying.


New Homes Manager, Gary Hope said: “There is no denying that the property market, over the past couple of years, has been a tough place to work. We’re delighted to see the recent growth, all be it small, and to be able to respond in this way – providing job opportunities in the local area. ”