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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. 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

Valedictory for DJ Watson on 22nd July @ 9.30-10.15am

To mark the retirement of District Judge Brian Watson, we would to invite you to valedictory speeches which will take place on the above date and time.

Due to current restrictions, it has been agreed with the Leadership Judges that attendance will be remote and therefore, the following Cloud Video Platform (CVP) link is provided:

Included instructions for joining below.

cvp-joining-a-cvp-hearing-handout.pdf (

The valedictory speeches will be as follows:

Opening               His Honour Judge Cotter QC and His Honour Judge Wildblood QC

Responding        BAR representative – name to be confirmed

Responding        Solicitor representative – name to be confirmed

Replying               District Judge Brian Watson

An RSVP is NOT required.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues who may be interested in attending this event.