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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


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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


The Law Society Council Elections


Preliminary notice is given that elections of members of the Council will take place for the constituencies and special interest seats that fall vacant on the expiry of the terms of office of the current Council members at the Society’s annual general meeting on 12 October 2022.

All successful candidates will take office at the AGM’s conclusion for a term of 4 years (unless stated otherwise). There are numerous special interest seats to be filled, which include:

  • Criminal Defence
  • Criminal Prosecution Services (casual vacancy)
  • Employment
  • Ethnic Minorities (2 vacancies, 1 vacancy must be filled by a Black Solicitors’ Network member)
  • Family
  • In-house corporate
  • Legal Aid
  • LGBT+
  • Major Corporate
  • Private Client
  • Women Lawyers

There are also various geographical seats to be filled which may be of interest, including:

  • Manchester
  • Norfolk
  • North East
  • Sussex
  • Yorkshire and Humberside

The Law Society is keen for our Council to be truly reflective of the members we serve and are encouraging all interested parties to have a look at the range of guidance notes, descriptions of roles/responsibilities and further info available on our website: