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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


The SRA has announced that the keeping of the roll process will commence on 3 September.   The exercise will be carried out by paper, not online as previously expected.  They have taken the decision to continue with a paper process for keeping of the roll this year as they are focusing efforts on delivering an improved online system for PC renewals. At present, given the current  infrastructure, the SRA cannot be sufficiently confident that putting keeping of the roll online would not cause difficulties for those completing the process, and they are determined to avoid this.  Carrying out further work to make the system stable for keeping of the roll could detract from the significant progress the SRA is making with suppliers on enhancements for PC renewals and they are not prepared to take this risk.


The SRA will be writing to all individuals eligible to stay on the roll during September, enclosing an application form that can be used to confirm that an individual wants to keep their name on the roll of solicitors, request removal of an individual’s name from the roll of solicitors and inform the SRA of any changes to personal details.


There will be a fee of £20, which for this year only, will cover both 2011 and 2012.  Completed forms and payment have to be made by November otherwise individuals’ names will be removed from the roll of solicitors.  No fee is payable under regulation 6 of the Keeping of the Roll Regulations (2011) by a solicitor whose name has been on the roll for 50 years or more.