Bristol offers the full range of criminal law, prison law, family law and education services.
The origins of Bristol lie in the confluence of the rivers Frome and Avon, which lead to the building of Iron Age hill forts and Roman villas around the beginning of the 11th century. This settlement was known as Brycgstow (Old English “the place at the bridge”). Bristol received a royal charter in 1155 and was historically divided between Gloucestershire and Somerset until 1373 when it became a county corporate. From the 13th to the 18th century, Bristol was among the top three English cities, after London, in tax receipts.
Historically Bristol was a starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World. On a ship out of Bristol in 1497 John Cabot, a Venetian, became the first European to land on mainland North America. In 1499 William Weston, a Bristol merchant was the first Englishman to lead an exploration to North America. The Port of Bristol has since moved from Bristol Harbour in the city centre to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock.
Bristol’s modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture. The city has two universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, and a variety of artistic and sporting organisations and venues including the Royal West of England Academy, the Arnolfini, Spike Island, Ashton Gate and the Memorial Stadium.
It is connected to London and other major UK cities by road and rail, and to the world by sea and air: road, by the M5 and M4 (which connect to the city centre by the Portway and M32); rail, via Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway mainline rail stations; and Bristol Airport.
One of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, Bristol was named the best city in Britain in which to live in 2014 and 2017, and won the European Green Capital Award in 2015.
HOW TO FIND US
From the M4, at Junction 19 exit onto the M32 towards Bristol.
Continue until Junction 3, then use the left 2 lanes to take the A4320 exit to Bath/A4.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Lower Ashely Road (B4051).
To continue to follow B4051, you will need to turn left where it intersects with B4051.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto City Road.
Turn left onto Brigstocke Road.
Turn Right onto Wilder Street.
Reeds Solicitors is on your righthand side, on the corner of Wilder Street and Upper York Street.
There are multiple train stations in the Bristol area. The main train station is Bristol Temple Meads Train Station. This is on the Great Western line.
To find the office from this station, please follow the directions below.
As you exit the front of the station, follow the right hand side of the station, and you will see a passage going through the station
Go through this passageway to the back of the station. Walk through the car park towards Friary.
With McColl’s shop on your lefthand side, proceed straight on Friary. At the end of Friary, turn left onto Temple Back East and follow this road until you hit the large Temple Way road.
Cross over the road, and turn right, following Temple Way and crossing over the river.
Follow Temple Way road, and you will pass St Philip & St Jacob Church on the right hand side before you approach a large roundabout.
Follow the road around left onto Castle Street. You will need to cross over where Tower Hill road joins Castle Street (following the sign to the Galleries Broadmead).
Follow Lower Castle Street, passing under the pedestrian walkway, until you reach the traffic lights where the one-way system turns left onto Broad Weir.
Continue straight down Penn Street through the Broadmead shopping quarter.
Turn right onto Hanover Court, which runs next to MacDonalds and opposite Café Nero.
At the end of Hanover Court, cross over the road, and proceed straight down Gloucester Street.
You will approach the South East corner of Brunswick Square. Walk to the opposite corner of the square (i.e. North West) and turn right to walk up Upper York Street.
At the first crossroads, on the corner of Upper York Street and Wilder Street, is Reeds Solicitors Bristol Office.