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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


Recommendations for the future of Family Courts.



The President of the Family Division, Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane, is pleased to confirm that interim recommendation reports have now been published by the Public and Private Law Working Groups, which have been looking at the process and practice of Family Law in England and Wales.

The respective link is: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/consultation-children-cases-in-the-family-court-interim-proposals-for-reform/

The working groups, led by Mr Justice Keehan (Public Law) and Mr Justice Cobb (Private Law) have included a wide range of cross professional representatives.

The groups are now pleased to deliver two comprehensive documents, outlining recommendations for the future of Family Courts.

Both reports will be open for consultation until 30th September 2019.

If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please contact pfd.office@judiciary.uk