Legal

New head of Bristol office for Osborne Clarke as it prepares for post-pandemic challenges

September 24, 2021
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New head of Bristol office for Osborne Clarke as it prepares for post-pandemic challenges

International law firm Osborne Clarke has appointed commercial law partner Lara Burch as head of its Bristol office, succeeding Peter Clough, who has completed two terms in the role. The office head’s principal role is to promote a high-quality working environment by embracing best practice, new technologies and new...

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Bevan Brittan’s support for health sector during Covid earns it coveted award for fifth year running

September 23, 2021
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Solving unprecedented legal issues for health and social care operators sparked by the pandemic has earned national law firm Bevan Brittan its fifth consecutive specialist the health sector award. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, topped the Legal Advisors of the Year – Transactional category at this year’s...

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Firms urged to help next generation of schoolkids after pandemic disrupts their career prospects

September 23, 2021
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Firms urged to help next generation of schoolkids after pandemic disrupts their career prospects

Pioneering Bristol education charity Ablaze is calling on firms in the city to invest in developing secondary school pupils or face a new generation of employees who lack the skills they need to thrive in the workplace. The pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption to schools and their...

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Warning for troubled firms as temporary insolvency measures end and insolvencies start to rise

September 21, 2021
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Warning for troubled firms as temporary insolvency measures end and insolvencies start to rise

Businesses in Bristol are being urged to seek advice if they are concerned about the lifting of temporary insolvency restrictions. The warning has come from the regional chair of R3, the trade body for restructuring and insolvency professionals, which issued the call after the government decided to begin phasing...

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15% pay rise for Burges Salmon’s newly qualified lawyers ‘puts firm at top of Bristol legal pay table’

September 17, 2021
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15% pay rise for Burges Salmon’s newly qualified lawyers ‘puts firm at top of Bristol legal pay table’

National law firm Burges Salmon has increased the starting salaries of its newly qualified (NQ) lawyers in its Bristol head office by 15% to £60,000 – a figure it says puts it ahead of its rivals in the city for pay. The increase is part of a review of...

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Clarke Willmott advises hospitality sector app firm on its sale seven years after helping it launch

September 17, 2021
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Clarke Willmott advises hospitality sector app firm on its sale seven years after helping it launch

The Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott has acted on the multi-million pound sale of a software company it helped form seven years ago. Trailsuite, which provides market-leading software that helps hospitality and other businesses manage and simplify their operations, was acquired by Access UK in a...

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Osborne Clarke advises AIM-listed specialist medical firm on £36.3m fundraising

September 16, 2021
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Osborne Clarke advises AIM-listed specialist medical firm on £36.3m fundraising

Lawyers based in the Bristol office of international legal firm Osborne Clarke have helped secure a £36.3m fundraising for a medical device company specialising in the emerging field of surgical endoscopy. Creo Medical Group, based in Chepstow with satellite offices in Bath and the US, raised the funds through...

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TLT signs Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its commitment to be net zero by 2025

September 14, 2021
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TLT signs Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its commitment to be net zero by 2025

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has become the second from the city to commit to reducing the environmental impact of litigation. It has signed the Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its aim to be net zero by 2025 while also supporting clients with their own sustainability goals.  The pledge...

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Foot Anstey report shows sharp rise in attacks on shopworkers over Covid-related rules

September 10, 2021
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Foot Anstey report shows sharp rise in attacks on shopworkers over Covid-related rules

Retail workers have faced a big increase in workplace verbal, physical or sexual harassment sparked by some shoppers’ reactions to Covid-linked restrictions such as wearing masks, according to a new study by law firm Foot Anstey. Nearly two-thirds have experienced offensive behaviour at work from angry customers since the...

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Burges Salmon helps John Lewis Partnership sub-let ‘one-of-a-kind’ 1m sq ft distribution centre

September 10, 2021
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Burges Salmon helps John Lewis Partnership sub-let ‘one-of-a-kind’ 1m sq ft distribution centre

Retail group the John Lewis Partnership has been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon on a major property deal to support the rapid growth of its online sales offering Johnlewis.com. The partnership, which also owns the John Lewis stores and upmarket Waitrose supermarket chain, is sub-letting a...

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TLT consortium secures £7m government contract for crucial post-Brexit trade negotiations

September 9, 2021
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TLT consortium secures £7m government contract for crucial post-Brexit trade negotiations

The Department for International Trade has awarded a £7m contract to a three-partner consortium that includes Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to advise on three critical trade negotiations as it seeks to shape the country’s post-Brexit trading landscape. The contract follows the consortium’s appointment to the government’s trade law...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bristol firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England...

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Boutique Bristol law firm joins pair of city’s heavyweights on shortlist for prestigious legal award

September 3, 2021
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Boutique Bristol law firm joins pair of city’s heavyweights on shortlist for prestigious legal award

Stephenson Law, the boutique Bristol firm launched just four years ago, is to line up against some of the heavyweights of the sector, including Bristol’s TLT and Osborne Clarke, in one of the UK’s top legal awards. The three are in the running for the title of UK Law Firm...

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