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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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. 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


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.