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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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


All BLS members are invited to come to the Law Library in Small Street on March 29th for a free event in which members can  put questions to local MP Kerry McCarthy.

Starting at 5.30pm and to be held at the Law Library, this free event will give you the opportunity to put your views to Kerry, ask questions about issues that affect you and give members access to a local MP. We anticipate that you may want to put forward your views on the future of legal aid, competition in the legal profession as well as a range of other matters affecting the legal profession on a local and national level.

Don’t miss this free opportunity, which will be held  at 5.30pm on March 29th 2012. Details will be circulated by email.

Following the Question and Answer session, it is hoped members may like to adjourn to All Bar One near the Law Library for a social drink and to mix with fellow members.

One of six children, Kerry McCarthy attended comprehensive school in Luton before going on to study Russian, Politics and Linguistics at Liverpool University and to take her law exams in London. Before her election as the MP for Bristol East in 2005, Kerry was a solicitor for Merrill Lynch, working on cross-border transactions on behalf of a range of international clients. In 2010 Kerry was re-elected and is  now a shadow Foreign Office Minister with responsibilities will include key issues such as human rights, migration, international crime and the drugs trade, as well as UK relations with China, the Far East, South East Asia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Kerry’s main policy areas of interest are: the economy; tackling poverty; foreign policy; international aid and trade; transport; and crime and justice. Kerry is a member of the Transport and General Workers Union, the Co-operative Party, the Fabian Society, the Howard League for Penal Reform, and the Labour Animal Welfare Society.