Legal

Birketts becomes latest national law firm to open a base in Bristol as competition in legal sector hots up

June 14, 2024
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Birketts becomes latest national law firm to open a base in Bristol as competition in legal sector hots up

Top 50 law firm Birketts is to open an office in Bristol later this year, its seventh in the South of England, as it becomes the latest in the sector  to expand into the South West. The firm has operated a hub in Bristol since January 2021, running it...

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Curtain up on Bristol Old Vic’s first corporate partnership programme with VWV taking the leading role

June 13, 2024
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Curtain up on Bristol Old Vic’s first corporate partnership programme with VWV taking the leading role

Bristol-headquartered national law firm VWV is to become Bristol Old Vic’s first corporate partner under a new programme offering companies a bespoke, mutually beneficial relationship with the theatre. Benefits of the programme include unique training and skills development for corporate teams and preferential access to space and experiences at...

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National housing consortium selects raft of Bristol law firms for its relaunched legal panel

June 12, 2024
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National housing consortium selects raft of Bristol law firms for its relaunched legal panel

Seven Bristol law firms have secured places on the legal panel of a major housing services organisation. The 24-strong panel making up the Communities and Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) legal services framework will share work with an estimated value of £50m over four years.  CHIC supports housing providers and local...

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Major national quarrying group snaps up family-run Bristol aggregates recycling firm

June 7, 2024
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Major national quarrying group snaps up family-run Bristol aggregates recycling firm

A Bristol-based construction soil and aggregate recycling firm has been taken over by a major quarrying and materials group in a deal handled by lawyers from the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. Hallen-based B&A Group, a family business with more than 30 years’ experience in the...

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Expanding financial crime risk firm completes first takeover with help from Osborne Clarke team

June 5, 2024
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Expanding financial crime risk firm completes first takeover with help from Osborne Clarke team

Corporate and tax lawyers based in the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on the first acquisition made by a fast-growing niche financial crime risk and compliance consultancy. The team worked with Plenitude, a portfolio company of Growth Capital Partners (GCP), on its takeover of financial...

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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

May 31, 2024
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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

Senior figures from the worlds of business, sport and charity will share their perspectives on leading with integrity and purpose at an event hosted by the University of Bath’s School of Management. Taking place in The Forum in central Bath on Wednesday 3 July, Leadership Dialogues @Bath is organised by...

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Deals involving defence training company and onshore wind farm completed by Osborne Clarke teams

May 29, 2024
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Deals involving defence training company and onshore wind farm completed by Osborne Clarke teams

Lawyers in international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have advised on two major deals in the defence and renewables sectors. The firm advised the shareholders of defence sector simulation and training specialist Mabway on its disposal to a Canadian firm and supported the sale of a UK onshore...

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Long-term £130m deal to get giant Scottish wind farm up and running supported by Burges Salmon team

May 29, 2024
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Long-term £130m deal to get giant Scottish wind farm up and running supported by Burges Salmon team

A cross-firm team of lawyers from Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has advised on a major wind farm project in the Scottish Highlands with the capacity to bring green power to more than 40,000 homes. Burges Salmon provided banking, finance, energy, real estate, planning and construction expertise to Export Development Canada...

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From skills and transport to AI. Business West issues 10 priorities for next government to boost region

May 24, 2024
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From skills and transport to AI. Business West issues 10 priorities for next government to boost region

With the general election now taking place on 4 July, Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has issued a 10-point plan for the long-term prosperity of the West of England. Through its Quarterly Economic Survey, which acts as a barometer of business sentiment across the region,...

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TLT’s new artificial intelligence assessment tool aims to guide clients through the AI maze

May 23, 2024
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TLT’s new artificial intelligence assessment tool aims to guide clients through the AI maze

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has launched a digital tool designed to help organisations better understand how they can harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI). TLT AI Navigator is designed to guide organisations through the complexities of AI adoption, governance and compliance while allowing them to gain deeper...

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Clinical negligence solicitor with 20 years’ experience joins Simpson Millar’s Bristol office

May 23, 2024
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Clinical negligence solicitor with 20 years’ experience joins Simpson Millar’s Bristol office

National consumer law firm Simpson Millar has appointed experienced clinical negligence solicitor Claire Levene to is Bristol office. Claire, pictured, brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role, 18 of them spent working on behalf of clients who have sustained birth-related injuries.  She also specialises in complex injuries...

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Clarke Willmott helps US sports giant acquire agency handling UK’s top women footballers

May 22, 2024
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Clarke Willmott helps US sports giant acquire agency handling UK’s top women footballers

Sports lawyers in the Bristol office of Clarke Willmott have advised long-standing client, global sports, music and entertainment agency Wasserman, on its acquisition of the UK’s leading women’s football agency. Volante Sports’s client roster includes England and Arsenal star Alessia Russo, fellow Arsenal player Emily Fox, Chelsea’s Jorja Fox...

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Thrings helps woodland charity’s ambitious plan for 100,000-tree forest near Bristol to take root

May 22, 2024
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Thrings helps woodland charity’s ambitious plan for 100,000-tree forest near Bristol to take root

Experts in law firm Thrings’ Bristol office have advised on a deal to create the South West’s largest new forest in a generation. The 422-acre woodland is to be established between Bristol and Bath by Bristol-based charity Avon Needs Trees. Once complete, the 100,000-tree Lower Chew Forest will be...

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