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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

What’s going on with solicitors’ PII? Uncover the latest in Howden’s Market Report



Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is fundamental to the success and stability of every law firm. As specialist brokers for the legal profession, Howden understand the importance of keeping the profession informed so that firms can plan for your next Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) renewal – you don’t want any surprises when it comes to the cover you need to stay in business.

A discussion regarding PII cover for work undertaken abroad or involving foreign law or overseas-based clients will be of interest to a number of you and if you are a solicitor with the responsibility for supervising junior lawyers, we include an article you can share with them on the basics of PII. Wellbeing within law firms is currently a hot topic for the SRA and should be on every law firm’s agenda. We are pleased to reveal some important insights from our specialist Employee and Benefits team on this important issue.

In our latest Market Report Howden examines the outcome of the October 2021 solicitors’ PII renewal and provides insight into what your firm can expect from the market in 2022. We also share with you some recent claims stats and offer the inside track on issues currently on your underwriter’s radar so you can consider what you might need to do in advance of your 2022 renewal.

There are a number of SRA-related issues currently circulating worthy of an update, including “silent cyber” and the current consultations regarding post six-year run-off cover and the SRA’s proposal to increase the fines it can levy against the profession.

The Market Report is available here:

In the meantime, you may be interested in the following Employee Benefits content which has recently been published: