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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

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.