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Expansion of private sector client work helps lift profits at Bevan Brittan

July 27, 2017
Expansion of private sector client work helps lift profits at Bevan Brittan

Annual net profits at Bevan Brittan, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, rose by 14.2% to £8m as it broadened its markets and invested in its staff. Figures for its 2016/17 financial year also show a 4.5% increase in turnover to £39.2m – with its gross profit figure coming in...

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Employment tribunal fees ruling will have ‘seismic impact’, say Bristol lawyers

July 27, 2017
Employment tribunal fees ruling will have ‘seismic impact’, say Bristol lawyers

Bristol employment law specialists Menzies Law have described this week’s Supreme Court’s judgment on employment tribunal fees as “possibly the most important employment law decision of our lifetime”. In its landmark ruling the court allowed trade union Unison’s appeal against the fees, saying the government had acted unlawfully and...

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Boost for Bristol’s economy as city grows into role as major film and TV production hub

July 27, 2017
Boost for Bristol’s economy as city grows into role as major film and TV production hub

Bristol’s growing reputation as a ‘film-friendly’ location has helped boost its economy by more than £18m over the past year as an increasing number of TV shows and movies are shot the city. The £18.3m contribution to the city’s coffers from the industry during the 2016/17 financial year was...

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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

July 27, 2017
Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

Confidence among West of England firms has plummeted to its lowest level since the depths of the recession in 2009, according to the latest survey of its members by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. The number of businesses describing themselves as confident about their future slumped by...

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Law Society recognition for Bond Dickinson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

July 27, 2017
Law Society recognition for Bond Dickinson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Positive action on diversity by Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a large office in Bristol, has resulted in it achieving Gold status in a scheme run by the Law Society. The Diversity and Inclusion Charter was launched in 2009 to help law firms turn their commitment to...

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Head of natural economy joins environmental consultancy Eunomia as its growth continues

July 27, 2017
Head of natural economy joins environmental consultancy Eunomia as its growth continues

Fast-growing Bristol-based international environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting has appointed David Baxter as its head of natural economy and recruited five new consultants to meet growing demand for its services. David, pictured, previously led the environmental practice within London-based consultancy Indepen, following 10 years in high-profile roles at...

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New regional head of restructuring at Grant Thornton aims to help firms flourish

July 26, 2017
New regional head of restructuring at Grant Thornton aims to help firms flourish

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Alistair Wardell as head of restructuring for the South of England – a role in which he aims to help Bristol businesses reach their full potential. Alistair, pictured, brings more than 20 years’ experience to the job, most recently as practice leader in...

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Metro Mayor bids for West of England to get share of £18bn work building Heathrow’s third runway

July 26, 2017
Metro Mayor bids for West of England to get share of £18bn work building Heathrow’s third runway

The West of England could benefit from billions of pounds of work linked to the expansion of Heathrow Airport by becoming one of its four regional logistic hubs. The move was announced today by Metro Mayor Tim Bowles as he launched a new economic blueprint for the area, which...

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Strong growth for Ashfords as it invests in its people, offices and non-legal businesses

July 25, 2017
Strong growth for Ashfords as it invests in its people, offices and non-legal businesses

Doubling the size of its Bristol office and expanding its non-legal business areas have helped national law firm Ashfords achieve 69% turnover growth over the past five years, including a double-digit increase in 2016/17. Revenues climbed by a 12.7% to £40.6m during the year in what it called a...

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