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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

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 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


Wesleyan for Lawyers, who are enthusiastic sponsors of Bristol Law Society, has announced plans to offer a new Professional Indemnity Insurance Broking service.  It will be dedicated solely to lawyers and offer year round support and guidance, including a claims consultancy service.
Ged Wood has been appointed to lead Wesleyan’s dedicated team of advisers. He has over 25 years experience in the corporate and professional indemnity insurance markets, managing high profile accounts. He will be supported by Philip Steel as Risk Management and Claims Consultant.  Philip has over 25 years experience in insurance law and has specialised in the defence of solicitors.
Ged Wood said: “It’s very exciting to join Wesleyan at the start of its journey into the PII broking market.  PII is one of the biggest purchases a law firm will make and it’s essential that they have the support of a provider they can trust and who understands their specific needs.
“What marks Wesleyan’s service out is that we will be on-hand year around to ensure our clients receive expert advice and guidance to meet their evolving insurance and regulatory obligations and to provide them with professional support through the claims process whenever it is needed.
“Wesleyan has already built up strong relationships with lawyers and law firms across the country providing specialist financial services through its Wesleyan for Lawyers brand.  Our understanding of the legal profession will be invaluable in delivering our PII service.”
Wesleyan will offer access to a select panel of A-rated insurers chosen to reflect the Society’s brand values and reputation.
Wesleyan for Lawyers is part of Wesleyan Assurance Society, one of the UK’s leading mutuals.  According to Society research 83% of lawyers rated the overall experience of dealing with Wesleyan as very good or excellent*.
*Wesleyan Customer FC Tracker 2011