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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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

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