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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bristol Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bristol that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking...

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Social housing team at Clarke Willmott builds for the future

April 18, 2017
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Social housing team at Clarke Willmott builds for the future

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has boosted its market-leading social housing team with the appointment of 11 new team members. Following a number of recent departures, the firm said it had taken the opportunity to re-shape and grow the team, which has a presence...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend...

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£10,000 raised for St Peter’s Hospice in less than two days by Bond Dickinson staff

April 13, 2017
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£10,000 raised for St Peter’s Hospice in less than two days by Bond Dickinson staff

The Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson has taken less than 48 hours to raise more than £10,000 for St Peter’s Hospice, its chosen charity for the next two years. The 250-strong Bristol team pulled in the funds through a range of volunteering and fundraising activities. Starting...

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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

April 7, 2017
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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

A Bristol balloon taking part in today’s world-record flight across the English Channel also conveyed the vital message that the city is still very much open for business with Europe. The balloon owned by Business West, UWE Bristol and Destination Bristol was among the 82 that flew across the...

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Leading tech lawyer joins Ashfords to head its Bristol commercial team

April 7, 2017
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Leading tech lawyer joins Ashfords to head its Bristol commercial team

Andy Braithwaite has joined the Bristol office of South West law firm Ashfords as head of its commercial team.  Andy, pictured, who previously worked at Thrings and Osborne Clarke in Bristol, strengthens the firm’s commercial and technology offer, providing in-depth expertise in a wide range of IT transactions and...

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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in Bristol’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bristol Business News and its...

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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

April 7, 2017
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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

The West of England’s new Metro Mayor must have a “bold social and economic vision” for the region, its largest business organisation is demanding in its devolution manifesto. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative, has identified 10 key points that the mayor will need to translate...

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Burges Salmon announces five new partner appointments

April 6, 2017
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Burges Salmon announces five new partner appointments

Five new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon across key areas including dispute resolution, real estate, funds and asset management, and competition. The move takes Burges Salmon’s total number of partners to 88 and reflect the firm’s work in a number of selected markets where...

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Jazz & Blues Festival sponsorship hits right note for Smith & Williamson and Ashfords

March 31, 2017
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Jazz & Blues Festival sponsorship hits right note for Smith & Williamson and Ashfords

Musicians, VIPs and business guests rubbed shoulders at a reception staged by the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson and national law firm Ashfords to mark the launch of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2017. Nearly 250 people attended the event...

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Civil justice system essay clinches Future Legal Mind title for Bristol University of Law student

March 31, 2017
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Civil justice system essay clinches Future Legal Mind title for Bristol University of Law student

A student from the University of Law in Bristol has been named Future Legal Mind 2017, winning £5,000 and a placement at national law firm Simpson Millar. Hana Kapadia, pictured, who is studying for her graduate diploma in law (GDL), clinched the title with an essay on why the UK civil...

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Barcan+Kirby continues expansion with raft of promotions

March 31, 2017
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Barcan+Kirby continues expansion with raft of promotions

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has made a number of promotions, including the appointment of senior associate Claire Hurrell to partner, as it continues to go from strength to strength. Claire, pictured, a member of the medical negligence team, joined Barcan+Kirby in 2013. She specialises in birth injury, obstetric negligence...

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Top ranking for TLT in league table of world’s clean energy advisors

March 30, 2017
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Top ranking for TLT in league table of world’s clean energy advisors

A series of multi-million pound clean energy deals has earned Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT a place among the most active legal advisers in the global sector. TLT is ranked at number three for the volume of its merger and acquisitions (M&A) deals last year and fifth for the...

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