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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


Local independent law firm, Wards Solicitors is shaking everything up ready for summer with several solicitor moves and appointments.

Wills, Wealth & Mental Capacity



In addition to welcoming new Solicitor Associate, Rachael Thomas to the firm, working in the Yate Shopping Centre office, Tom Scoffham has moved from Bristol City Centre to Bradley Stoke and Katherine Roe has swapped with him to move to the Bristol City Centre office.


Relationship Breakdown


In the family team, Suzanne Henderson has moved from the firm’s Clevedon office to Bristol City Centre.  Amy Jones and Jayne Penney have moved to the Clevedon office.




Litigation Executive, Sheridan Ferris, has moved to Bradley Stoke to work with James Taylor on Debt Recovery and Commercial Disputes matters. James Murray has also moved to the firm’s Weston-super-Mare office, from Bristol City Centre.


Lucia Mills is moving from the Relationship Breakdown team to join Elizabeth Fry in the Bristol City Centre Disputes team.


Managing Partner, David Sheridan says, “At Wards Solicitors we’re committed to providing expert legal advice in a location local to our clients.  As client needs increase, so does our level of service provision in that area. What sets us apart from other regional firms is our belief that our branches operate as part of an inter-dependent network. All of our solicitors spend time in different branches, ensuring that clients can get the advice they want, where they need it – irrespective of the service that they need. In fact, we even do home visits when necessary. This summer’s moves are part of our dedication to getting this right. ”