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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


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 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 welcomes three familiar faces ‘back to work’ this month




This month it’s not just school children going ‘back to school’.  South West regional law firm, Wards Solicitors welcomes three familiar faces back from maternity leave.

 

Disputes specialist, Lucia Mills, returns to the Bristol City Centre office, to specialise in cohabitation disputes.  An increasing area for disputes, cohabitation disputes relate to unmarried coupled with financial issues, including property disputes, going through a relationship breakdown.

 

Lucia said: “There is a common misconception that unmarried couples enjoy the same rights and protections as married couples but this is not the case.   I’m now focusing on assisting couples in setting out their intentions clearly at the outset by way of a cohabitation agreement, and helping those that have found themselves in a dispute when their relationship has ended.”

 

Also returning to the Bristol City Centre office, from maternity leave, is Relationship Breakdown and Divorce solicitor, Suzanne Henderson.

 

Suzanne said: “The clients I work with are going through a difficult period, often seeking a solution to complex financial disputes and matters relating to their children.  I am looking forward to rejoining the team and, once again, seeing our clients emerge from the process stronger and happier.”

 

Returning to the Worle office, this month, is Chartered Legal Executive, Claire Blackman, who specialises in Conveyancing matters.

 

Claire said: “With the housing market clearly starting to show signs of movement it’s great to be back and helping the many local people who are buying or selling their homes.”