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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


Rupert Scrase now Vice-Chair of Sole Practitioners Group




BLS Treasurer Rupert Scrase is a busy man. Not only does he look after the money at Bristol Law Society, but he runs his own specialist firm, Scrase Employment Solicitors, and now as a further string to his bow, Rupert has become vice-chair of the Solicitors Sole Practitioner Group

The SPG represents the interest of their members within the Law Society and to other bodies, such as the SRA, and to ensure that decisions taken do not compromise or adversely affect Sole Practitioners. SPG also responds to consultations issued by the SRA and other bodies and in this way the expertise and experience of members can help to provide a broader and more informed view.

The SPG also aims is to support members through local groups organising, training, conferences and communicating through other means.

The SPG’s 2013 Conference is to be held in Paris and further details can be found here

The conference attracts 8 CPD points and is open to SPs and 2-4 partner firms. Information is also at http://www.spg.uk.com/conference/