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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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


Round-up of the local legal scene


In a round-up of news that affect local practice, both Bevan Brittan and Osborne Clarke have been reported to be engaging in redundancy consultations. Guildhall Chambers has been reported as not offering a pupillage in Crime for the forthcoming round.

 

It is not all doom and gloom as Simmons & Simmons is reported to be expanding the number of partners in their Bristol office.

 

Thrings, meanwhile, is sponsoring Bath hooker, Rob Webber, who is on the British and Irish Lions tour and captained the Lions in their first match.

 

Bond Dickinson is reported to have successfully tendered for a place on the panel advising Colgate. Both Michelmores and Irwin Mitchell have reported increased earnings.

 

Bond Dickinson also announced that Victoria Redman and Ewan MacGregor in their Bristol office were promoted from associate to partner. Meanwhile, Osborne Clarke promoted Emily Jones and Charlie Wedin in their Bristol office to partner.

 

Jo Darlington has joined NewLaw Solicitors to head up the serious injuries team in Bristol. Former BLS Council member, Leighton Hazell has moved to the in-house team at Computershare.