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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


Sir Richard Gaskell


It is with sadness that BLS has been informed of the passing of former President, Sir Richard Gaskell.

Sir Richard Gaskell sadly passed away on 17th July 2015.  Sir Richard was President of Bristol Law Society in 1978-1979 and went on to be President of the Law Society of England & Wales in 1988-1999. Sir Richard also served as President of ASWLS in 1980-1.

Sir Richard was a former senior partner of Lawrence Tucketts which later become part of national law firm TLT. We understand that there will be a private family funeral but donations if wished can be made to Dorothy House.

It is not possible to summarise Sir Richard’s rich and varied life and do him justice in just a few words but Bristol Law Society would like to extend its sincere condolences to Sir Richard’s family on behalf of the legal sector in and around Bristol and express thanks to Sir Richard to his huge contribution to the legal profession, to the region and numerous organisations and charities.

Sir Richard was a Chairman and Vice-President of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust; Chairman and Vice President of the SS Great Britain Project, and also served as Deputy Chairman of Bristol Water Holdings PLC.