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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 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.