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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … 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

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. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more

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