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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

Wards Solicitors appoints new Cohabitation Solicitor


Wards Solicitors has strengthened its specialist Cohabitation team with the appointment of a new Assistant Solicitor.

Rebecca Max will be based in Wards’ central Bristol office and will work on all areas of cohabitation law, from preparing cohabitation agreements and Declaration of Trusts, to assisting with disputes arising from separating unmarried couples and the division of their assets.

Rebecca, who qualified as a Solicitor in 2016, joins Wards from Novum Law, where she worked on claimant clinical negligence cases, catastrophic injury cases and also Human Rights Act work.   An experienced litigator, she previously worked for DAC Beachcroft in Bristol, where she represented NHS trusts, GPs and private clinicians in defending clinical negligence claims brought against them.

Commenting, Rebecca said: “Due to my background in dealing with brain injured clients, those who have suffered a medical complication and those families who have lost a loved one, I am able to empathise with clients and put them at ease during what can often be a difficult or daunting time in their life.”

“I am really excited to join Wards and its highly regarded Disputes team, and I am looking forward to supporting our clients and local communities across the South West.”

Wards’ Head of Disputes Elizabeth Fry said: ‘We are delighted to have Rebecca on board.  Her experience perfectly complements our Cohabitation team as we continue to develop our high quality service and expertise to clients.”

Get in touch:

Rebecca Max email  Telephone: 0117 929 2811