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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 Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

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.”