Legal

Sale of solar business latest deal for TLT as it powers ahead in renewables sector

January 26, 2022
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Sale of solar business latest deal for TLT as it powers ahead in renewables sector

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised the shareholders of long-standing client, solar energy company Innova Energy, on its sale to investor Elm Trading. The sale to London-based Elm, whose interests include property and forestry as well as renewable energy, concludes a long-term strategy at London and Cheltenham-based Innova...

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UK’s largest public sector legal services consortium reappoints Bevan Brittan for a further term

January 25, 2022
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UK’s largest public sector legal services consortium reappoints Bevan Brittan for a further term

National law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, has been reappointed to a legal framework used by more than 220 public bodies ranging from local authorities and NHS trusts to police authorities and national parks. Bevan Brittan is one of just 10 law firms appointed to...

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Burges Salmon takes No 1 place in Best Law Firm table – with four other Bristol firms in Top 10

January 21, 2022
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Burges Salmon takes No 1 place in Best Law Firm table – with four other Bristol firms in Top 10

Bristol’s Burges Salmon has been named as the country’s best law firm to work in by legal website RollOnFriday – with four other city-based firms in the Top 10. Burges Salmon, which employs 800 people in its Bristol HQ and London and Edinburgh offices, took the top spot out...

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Recognition for Clarke Willmott’s debt recovery team in credit management benchmark scheme

January 19, 2022
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Recognition for Clarke Willmott’s debt recovery team in credit management benchmark scheme

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has become the first client-servicing solicitors’ practice to gain accreditation for best practice in the credit management industry. The CICMQ quality accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) provides formal recognition for the firm’s commitment to...

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‘Top 50 Most Influential’ advisers recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth

January 18, 2022
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‘Top 50 Most Influential’ advisers recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth has been named as one of the UK’s leading advisers for the second time in two years. Beatrice Puoti, pictured, appears in the latest eprivateclient 50 Most Influential table, which recognises the key figures in the sector who provide the...

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Osborne Clarke looking to grow energy portfolio after taking on sector expert as partner

January 18, 2022
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Osborne Clarke looking to grow energy portfolio after taking on sector expert as partner

A legal expert on issues around decarbonisation and low carbon energy has been appointed by international law firm Osborne Clarke as energy and infrastructure partner based in its Bristol office. Hugo Lidbetter, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ experience advising domestic and international clients on policy and legal issues...

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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

January 17, 2022
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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

The Bristol-based Islamic finance team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised Saudi-based investment management firm Sidra Capital on its £43.6m acquisition of a major head office office building occupied by a subsidiary drinks giant Coca-Cola. The 122,000 sq ft building, pictured, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, is let to...

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The LAST WORD: Edward Thompson, partner, Temple Bright, and co-president, Bristol Law Society

January 14, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Edward Thompson, partner, Temple Bright, and co-president, Bristol Law Society

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Edward Thompson, partner at Bristol law firm Temple Bright and co-president of Bristol Law Society, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched?...

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Work experience programmes set up by Foot Anstey to find next generation of lawyers

January 12, 2022
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Work experience programmes set up by Foot Anstey to find next generation of lawyers

Foot Anstey, the national law firm with an office in Bristol, has launched two work experience programmes aimed at creating a new generation of lawyers and improving diversity in the profession. The firm’s Activate Programme is open to all sixth formers (year 12 and 13 students), while its Accelerate...

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Experienced tech procurement specialist joins TLT to boost its public sector team

January 11, 2022
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Experienced tech procurement specialist joins TLT to boost its public sector team

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has strengthened its public sector offering with the appointment of Gemma Townley as a partner in its technology, IP and data team. Gemma, pictured, joins from London-based public law firm Sharpe Pritchard, where she specialised in technology procurement and commercial contracts.  Her experience includes...

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Pair of Bristol law firms appointed to prestigious new government legal panel

January 6, 2022
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Pair of Bristol law firms appointed to prestigious new government legal panel

Two of Bristol’s largest law firms have secured places on a new government legal panel responsible for billions of pounds of work in areas ranging from real estate to procurement and litigation. Burges Salmon and TLT have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Legal Services Panel along...

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Clarke Willmott advises Bristol events firm on sale of trade shows aimed at farmers and landowners

January 6, 2022
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Clarke Willmott advises Bristol events firm on sale of trade shows aimed at farmers and landowners

Global events group Fortem International, which has its UK headquarters in Bristol, has sold five rural and leisure trade shows in a deal handled by the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. The portfolio, which includes Farm Business Innovation, Family Attraction Expo, Country House Business Innovation, Leisure...

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New partner at Ashfords to lead its Bristol business risk & regulation team

December 23, 2021
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New partner at Ashfords to lead its Bristol business risk & regulation team

The Bristol office of national law firm Ashfords has appointed Ian Manners as a partner to head its business risk & regulation team as it looks to expand its offer to clients. Ian, pictured, will lead a team advising on compliance and risk issues as well as investigations and...

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