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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

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.”