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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


The SRA has published a report on the potential impact of removing the minimum training salary.

In producing this document, they have explored, in particular,

  • the effect on salary levels and numbers of training contracts provided, and
  • access to the profession and impact on equality and diversity.

BLS would encourage you to send your comments on this impact assessment to by 11 May 2012.

The report, together with the comments the SRA receives, will be presented to the SRA Board at its meeting on 16 May 2012 as part of the board’s discussions on the minimum salary for trainee solicitors.

The report is 123 pages long and as part of its findings shows that a large percentage of training contracts are already at a salary in excess of the minimum salary.