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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


St John’s Chambers welcomes new member Jessica Wood




St John’s Chambers is pleased to welcome Jessica Wood as a member of our Family Practice Group.

Jessica is a specialist family practitioner and accepts instructions in all areas of family law.

Jessica studied Law at Bristol University before taking a year out to travel and intern abroad. She has worked with victims and survivors of domestic violence at inMotion (Bronx, New York) and refugees and asylum seekers at the Legal Resources Centre (Cape Town, South Africa).

Jessica completed her Bar Exams at Nottingham Law School where she was graded ‘Outstanding’ and awarded the Taylor Prize for being ranked first in her year. She went on to work at a busy magistrates’ court and later as Deputy Diary Secretary to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Christopher Sharp QC, Head of Chambers’ Family Practice Group said “Following a pupillage in London Jessica chose to return to Bristol where, following an outstanding ‘third six’ with St John’s Family Practice Group, we have been delighted to offer her a tenancy. We are confident she will prove a very valuable addition to an already strong team.”