Providing legal support for your family & business in Bristol


Different name, same outstanding legal services. Shakespeare Martineau has merged with leading law firm GL Law (Gregg Latchams).

We still remain committed to our clients and since the merger in October 2022 we’ve been able to increase cross team collaboration, innovation, and expanded our range of legal services, enabling us to be able to offer our clients a broader and deeper level of legal expertise. We value your trust in us and remain dedicated to delivering tailored legal services to meet your needs – in life and business.

Our office is one of the top law firms in Bristol. We provide legal services to businesses, organisations, government departments, families and people throughout life and in business. Our Bristol solicitors offer a wide range of services to owner-managed businesses, SMEs, start-ups and some of the most discerning private clients across the Southwest and beyond. This includes Conveyancing, Family, Divorce, Wills, Trusts and more.

The largest legal centre outside London, Bristol attracts top legal talent from UWE, the University of Bristol and the University of Law. Bristol is renowned for its creative, independent spirit and diverse culture. Voted as one of the best cities to start a business, Bristol is home to an exciting mix of start-ups, established SMEs and household names and our Bristol solicitors advise them all.

Our legal experts pride themselves on standing out from the crowd and helping people make big life decisions, navigate change and limit risk.

Our Bristol law firm is based in the prestigious Queen Square, at the heart of the city, close to the historic Bristol harbour and near Bristol Temple Meads Station, meaning our team is perfectly placed to support businesses and individuals across the South West. Queen Square is a short walk from the bus, train and water taxi links, and there are several parking options nearby, flexible appointments are available online or in-person depending on preference.

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Our Bristol legal experts are here to answer any questions you might have

If you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please fill out the enquiry form. We will aim to reply to your query within 2 hours

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Call Us: 0117 906 9400

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Our Recent Bristol Law Award Wins

  • Bristol Life Awards 2023 – Finalist, Law Firm of the Year
  • Bristol Law Society Awards 2021 – Winner, Lawyer of the Year (Heledd Wyn)
  • Bristol Law Society Awards 2021 – Finalist, Law Firm of the Year (up to 20 partners), Team of the Year (Property) & Lawyer of the Year (Heledd Wyn)
  • Law Society Excellence Awards 2021 – Finalist, Practice Promotion
  • Bristol Life Awards 2021 – Finalist, Law Firm of the Year
  • Bristol Property Awards 2021 – Finalist, Law Firm of the Year
  • Bristol Life Awards 2020 – Winner, Law Firm of the Year. The judges said the firm had achieved; “Admirable growth in its Bristol team with its notably long-serving employees being a clear testament to its approach” and was an “Impressive contributor to the social and business fabric of Bristol.”

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Helping people make big life decisions, navigate change and limit risk is what we pride ourselves on

Located in the magnificent Queen Square in the heart of Bristol city centre, our dedicated team of solicitors and legal professionals offer a full range of legal services to individual private client matters, and commercial businesses across the South West. With more than 300 years of history providing leading legal services to the local area, we’re delighted to be part of the Shakespeare Martineau family following the merger of GL Law (Gregg Latchams LLP) in September 2022.

As one of Bristol’s leading law firms, at Shakespeare Martineau we’re proud of the service we offer all our clients and how we help them navigate their professional and personal lives, and our Bristol office is no different. All our solicitors are legal experts in their field to deliver professional advice with whatever legal service you may need.

Our office is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible with bus, rail and water taxi links all within a short walk, as well as numerous options for car parking. All our appointments are flexible and we’d be delighted to meet you in person, speak on the phone or via video call. If you have any specific requirements about your appointment, please mention this to any of our team and we’ll be glad to help.

The Southwest is renowned for its creative, independent spirit and diverse culture and we’ve been acting for owner-managed businesses, SMEs, start-ups and some of the most discerning private clients across the Southwest and beyond for more than 300 years.

Contact Our Bristol Office

6 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JE
0117 906 9400

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Our solicitors are well-equipped to handle various services such as family law, wealth management, wills & probate, property conveyancing, commercial property development, dispute resolution and much more. To find out how we can help you, simply fill out your details on our contact form, and we will aim to contact you back within 2 hours.

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Gregg Latchams (GL Law) merged with Shakespeare Martineau in 2022, which helped expand our geographical footprint into Bristol and the Southwest.

Shakespeare Martineau is a leading full-service UK law firm, providing legal services to businesses, organisations, government departments, families and people throughout life and in business.

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