Society's News

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

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.”