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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


Veale Wasbrough Vizards announces three new partner appointments


Veale Wasbrough Vizards has announced three strategic partner recruits in its offices in Bristol and London.

David Hansom (London) is the new face at the helm of Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ Public Sector practice.  He has a strong track record in advising central and local government, utilities and private sector contractors on day to day issues and procurement management of major projects and comes from Eversheds LLP with a wealth of experience in bringing and defending procurement challenges.

The Corporate team has also been boosted by the arrival of Anthony Young who joins from Bevan Brittan and has worked with major clients from Wincanton PLC to the Esporta Group and Smiths News PLC to Plymouth City Council. Lastly, the new head of Restructuring and Recovery practice in Bristol is Ed Husband who has been recommended by leading legal directories for his commercial litigation and insolvency work.

With these new appointments in place, Managing Partner at VWV Simon Heald commented “Appointing the right talent in key sectors of our business reflects our ambition for growth and improving the service to our clients. The Corporate, Litigation and Public Sector areas operate in fast changing markets.  I believe Ed Husband, Anthony Young and David Hansom exemplify  the values we hold here at VWV and will strengthen our already successful teams.”