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Notification of Bristol Law Society AGM

Agenda 2021

Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … 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.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more


Wesleyan Assurance who are one of BLS close partners and sponsors has recently published research on the attitudes of professionals (including lawyers) to money in the current economic climate.

Wealthier professionals are not immune to the current economic difficulties and are being more careful with their money, according to new research by Wesleyan Assurance Society.

The study revealed doctors and lawyers, part of the specialist financial services mutual’s core customer base, have had to review financial priorities and their approach to saving and investing.

61% of doctors and 55% of lawyers surveyed said they had become more risk averse in recent years and have started saving more (51% of doctors and 46% of lawyers) as a result of the economic downturn.

The research also revealed that 47% of doctors and two fifths (40%) of lawyers consider financial strength of the provider the most important factor, apart from financial returns, when placing their investments, possibly a reaction to the recent banking crisis.

Further proof of this more cautious approach was shown as four-in-ten doctors (39%) and lawyers (40%) said their first savings priority was to have money in case of an emergency.

Samantha Porter, Wesleyan Marketing Director, said: “The recession and banking crisis has impacted people across the country including higher earners. What our research shows is that wealthier professionals are now being more mindful of what they do with their money and are looking for a safe haven like Wesleyan which is financially strong, delivers robust investment returns and as a mutual, takes decisions for the long term benefit of members.”

Wesleyan Assurance Society provides specialist financial services to doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers.