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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

SRA Consultations

BLS has been notified of two new SRA consultations.

They are seeking views on proposals that could reduce the regulatory burden by ensuring their activities are proportionate in addressing regulatory risks.

You are invited to take part in two consultations:

  • in the first consultation, they propose to carry out the keeping of the roll exercise only when there is a regulatory need (no longer annually), reducing the cost for those no longer practising;
  • in the second consultation, they are suggesting to increase the level of residual client account balances solicitors can donate to charity without applying for permission from £50 to £500.

The deadline for responses to both consultations is 26 May 2014.

To take part or to find out more, visit