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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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


Law firm RPC (Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP) opened an office in Bristol on 3 January with a team of 28 people, including 11 lawyers and three Partners. Three further Partners and a Legal Director will be joining in March.

The office will initially focus on defendant professional indemnity (PI) work largely deriving from the London Market. The team will handle complex claims on behalf of a broad range of professionals, including legal, construction, financial services, pension professionals, trustees, accountants and brokers.

RPC Managing Partner Jonathan Watmough said: “Complex professional indemnity work has been at the heart of RPC for many years, and this move underlines the strength of our commitment to that part of our business. The new people will integrate seamlessly with our existing top-ranked PI team, and will add greater depth and breadth to our insurance practice overall.”

“There is a growing appetite amongst our clients for a quality service outside London. This new office will offer the greater choice and flexibility that we know they are after.”

Based in the heart of Bristol’s business district and a short walk from Temple Meads station, RPC has taken an entire floor in the state of the art Temple Circus building, giving it the space to accommodate the ambitious growth plans it has for this new office.

The opening of an office in Bristol comes after RPC’s recent announcement (1 November 2011) of the establishment of its first overseas office following the hire of insurance and reinsurance partner Mark Errington in Singapore.