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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

Use of Secure eMail by Solicitors

The Court has issued new guidance on the use of email to the Courts.

The court encourages you to sign up to the Secure eMail (also known as CJSM) system if you have not already done so. In order to comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act, we will only accept emails which contain personal data from solicitors using a secure source. Secure eMail provides you with the ability to email us securely.    

There is more detailed training on the Secure eMail website ( and this takes you through each of the processes step by step including signing up. 

If we receive an email containing personal data from a non-CJSM address, we will advise you that it cannot be accepted and then delete the email. You can find further guidance on emailing the civil and family courts at