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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

Stone King expands its education team further

Stone King is pleased to announce the appointment of independent schools expert John Clarke as a partner in the firm’s rapidly expanding education sector team, which acts for more than 500 educational organisations across the UK.


John was previously senior partner and headed the education and employment teams at education specialists Rickerbys LLP, and more recently has been a partner at Bevan Brittan LLP.


John has earned a national reputation in advising education clients, in particular independent schools and universities, on all aspects of governance, charity law, pupil and staff issues, and employment disputes.


In addition, John has a wealth of experience acting for private companies and owner-managed businesses, advising them on all areas of employment law including working time and employment disputes. He also writes and lectures widely on education and employment issues.


Stone King’s managing partner Steven Greenwood said: “We are delighted to welcome John to the firm at a time of growing demand for our specialist education law services.”


Head of Education Roger Inman said: “John’s profound knowledge of independent schools, and his  recognition as one of the few genuine experts in that field, will greatly complement and strengthen the growing work that we are doing for schools of all kinds.”