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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

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