Society's News


Notification of Bristol Law Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Bristol Law Society will take place virtually on Tuesday 17 November.  Attendees will be able to join from 5.45pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6pm.  If you wish to attend, please email events@bristollawsociety.com and the joining details will be forwarded to you a few days before the meeting. Please see below all the … more


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


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 info@bristollawsociety.com. 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


Wards Solicitors recognised as leading South West law firm


Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has once again been recommended as a leading practice in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500, an independent guide to the UK’s best lawyers and law firms.

Wards achieved rankings in three practice areas this year by the prestigious guide, which uses anonymous feedback from satisfied clients as one of its key means of determining which firms are listed.   The full rankings are available to view here.

Wards’ three recommended practice areas are:

  • Clinical negligence and Personal Injury
  • Contentious Trusts and Probate
  • Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

Client comments included:

‘Wards’ demonstrate an excellent grasp of complex issues and the ability to communicate in a professional but personable manner. They are prepared to spend time explaining more involved areas of law and the implications of these.’

‘The individuals within the team are reliable, professional and approachable and genuinely care about their clients.’

‘They are knowledgeable and experts in their own field, personable and client friendly.’

Recommended lawyers

Alison Underhill (Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury)

Helen Boyd (Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury)

Elizabeth Fry (Contentious Probate)

Jenny Pierce (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate)

Named individuals

Ian Williamson (Contentious Probate)

Lucia Wills (

Emma Kerry

Rebecca Purchase

Tom Scoffham

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative research and client feedback, with assessments made on a variety of factors including the strength and depth of the practice, and a firm’s ability to handle the most complex and innovative work.