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Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

September 20, 2019
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Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

The Bristol offices of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson and law firm Clarke Willmott have advised a Welsh specialist software firm on its major cross-border acquisition by a multi-billion dollar Japanese industrial group. Swansea-based RAP International specialises in risk assessment software used in high hazard industries by a client base comprising many...

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Applications for trainee contracts soar at Foot Anstey after awareness campaign

September 20, 2019
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Applications for trainee contracts soar at Foot Anstey after awareness campaign

South West law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, is welcoming an 11-strong cohort of trainees this month after a huge increase in applications. The number of individuals applying for training contracts at the firmed soared by 84% this year on 2018. This followed a concerted...

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New partner joins Ashfords’ banking team as it continues its rapid growth

September 16, 2019
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New partner joins Ashfords’ banking team as it continues its rapid growth

The banking and finance team in law firm Ashfords’ Bristol office has been boosted with the appointment of Ed Hobbs as a partner. Ed, pictured, joins from national firm Burges Salmon’s Bristol head office, where he worked for six years as a senior associate. Prior to that he spent...

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Marti Burgess joins Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office as corporate partner

September 16, 2019
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Marti Burgess joins Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office as corporate partner

National law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed Marti Burgess as a corporate partner in its Bristol office. Marti, pictured, joins from Bristol-headquartered firm Gregg Latchams, where she has worked for just over seven years, most recently as head of corporate SME and as an associate director.  At Bevan Brittan...

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Meade King partner ties the knot on deal to take over upmarket wedding boutique

September 13, 2019
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Meade King partner ties the knot on deal to take over upmarket wedding boutique

An exclusive Cotswolds bridal boutique whose customers have included members of the royal family has been acquired by new owners with advice from the Bristol law firm Meade King. The White Room in Minchinhampton, near Stroud, which sells luxury wedding dresses by internationally acclaimed designers including Jenny Packham and...

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Bristol office opened by global law firm as it looks to win work in city’s buoyant insurance sector

September 13, 2019
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Bristol office opened by global law firm as it looks to win work in city’s buoyant insurance sector

International law firm Kennedys has become the latest to open an office in Bristol, continuing the city’s growth as a major regional legal centre. The office, the firm’s 11th in the UK and 38th across the world, will focus on professional and financial lines work along with defendant personal...

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Future of money on the menu as Thrings serves up first Bristol helping of Crypto Curry Club

September 13, 2019
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Future of money on the menu as Thrings serves up first Bristol helping of Crypto Curry Club

The role of blockchain and digital currencies on payments and transactions and their impact on banks and traditional payments providers will go under the spotlight when the successful Crypto Curries series of events comes to Bristol for the first time. Hosted by law firm Thrings in its Bristol office,...

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TLT staff come down to earth to bring in more than £14,000 for children’s hospice charity

September 13, 2019
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TLT staff come down to earth to bring in more than £14,000 for children’s hospice charity

A nerve-fraying 200ft abseil down the side of its Bristol HQ – along with dress-down days, bake-offs and quizzes – helped staff at national law firm TLT raise more than £14,000 for their chosen charity Children’s Hospice South West. The abseil, pictured, alone – in which more than 50...

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Barcan+Kirby continues to build expertise in national nursery sector

September 12, 2019
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Barcan+Kirby continues to build expertise in national nursery sector

The corporate and commercial team at Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has completed two separate deals on behalf of nursery providers as it continues to expand in the national early years education sector. The firm acted for the owners of Noah’s Ark Day Nursery in Chester and Hillside House Nursery...

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Bristol’s China Bureau to celebrate traditional Mid-Autumn Festival with fact-finding session

September 6, 2019
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Bristol’s China Bureau to celebrate traditional Mid-Autumn Festival with fact-finding session

Businesses have an opportunity to find out more about the work of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau and mark the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at a special event in the city next week. The Moon Cake Festival will be celebrated at the old Harveys Wine Cellars below Wongs...

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TLT helps power up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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TLT helps power up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Green energy experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT have boosted their market-leading position in the fast-growing sector by advising on a new joint venture to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. The deals brings together renewable energy developer Spring with a German investor Altus.  Chippenham-headquartered Spring was...

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Former Burges Salmon senior associate joins ForrestBrown to develop its HMRC inquiry service

September 5, 2019
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Former Burges Salmon senior associate joins ForrestBrown to develop its HMRC inquiry service

Bristol-based research and development tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown has appointed James Dudbridge to the newly created role of associate director. James, pictured, will take responsibility for advisory service in the company, the UK’s largest business if its kind.  Working with ForrestBrown’s most specialist and experienced consultants, he will provide...

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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

September 4, 2019
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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

Experts in the Bristol office of law firm Thrings have helped an award-winning building company continue its fast-paced growth by securing funds for a new housing development in a Wiltshire village. Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, has secured the funding through Housing...

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