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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


After nearly 20 years’ service as a District Judge, Bristol County Court would like to announce the retirement of District Judge Michael Daniel. Prior to his appointment in 1993 he was a family and civil litigation solicitor in Cheltenham and part-time lecturer on continuing education courses. He is known and valued not only for his grasp of the law but also for his unfailing politeness and courtesy. As he was to the advocates and litigants appearing in front of him, so he was also to the court staff who much appreciated the help, advice and support he was always only too happy to offer. We hope readers of Legal Life will join the judiciary and staff at Bristol County Court in wishing District Judge Daniel a long and happy retirement.