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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

Bristol firms with staff working from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to help them ‘donate their commute’ to city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond. They can set up a virtual collection tin via the JustGiving app for their team to give the...

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Appointment brings medical negligence and personal injury expertise to Novum Law in Bristol

April 2, 2020
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Appointment brings medical negligence and personal injury expertise to Novum Law in Bristol

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has extended its offering in Bristol with the appointment of associate legal director Mary Smith. Mary’s arrival means the office now handles complex medical negligence and serious personal injury compensation claims. Previously it had specialised in helping clients affected by asbestos disease. ...

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Clean energy experts at TLT complete fourth major renewables deal for investment group

April 2, 2020
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National law firm TLT’s Bristol-based clean energy experts have completed on another major renewables asset deal as activity in the market shows no sign of tailing off.  In the team’s fourth transaction for Alpha Real Renewables, it advised on the London-based investment group’s acquisition of a portfolio of operational...

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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

April 1, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

Thrings’ commercial property partner Fionnuala Nolan and property litigation partner Michael Tatters consider the impact of the recently introduced Coronavirus Act on commercial property owners, their tenants, funders and investors. The UK government has enacted the Coronavirus Act with the purpose of defending its people and economy against the...

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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

April 1, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

Three-quarters of South West firms were hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the first two weeks of March, according to a new survey which also shows the outbreak has triggered a marked fall in businesses confidence in the region. Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer – a monthly survey of more...

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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

March 30, 2020
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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

Six new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon across a number of its key teams, including private client, healthcare, real estate, dispute resolution and employment. The firm said the move, which will take its total number of partners to 96 from May 1, reflected...

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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that...

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Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

March 27, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

Bristol firms have been coming to terms with a new and unprecedented way of doing business against a backdrop of a complete lockdown of the city and the cancellation of all events. But as a city built on innovation, many are looking at new ways of doing business –...

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Bristol Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

March 27, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

In these challenging times, it’s sad to learn that cyber criminals are only increasing their activity as they look to capitalise on the Covid-19 crisis, writes Isabel Thompson, commercial director at Bristol-based cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience. With the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) issuing warnings...

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Coronavirus update: Government ‘lifeline’ for self-employed welcomed by business groups

March 27, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Government ‘lifeline’ for self-employed welcomed by business groups

Business organisations have backed government help outlined last night to support the self-employed and sole traders affected by coronavirus, describing them as a lifeline for around 5m people. The measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured below, provide a grant worth 80% of profits up to a cap of £2,500...

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Coveted award shortlisting for Burges Salmon’s ‘cutting-edge’ pension team

March 26, 2020
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Coveted award shortlisting for Burges Salmon’s ‘cutting-edge’ pension team

The pensions team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has been shortlisted for a major award in recognition of its innovation and performance. The team is up against 10 other UK legal practices in the ‘Pensions Lawyers of the Year’ category at the 2020 UK Pensions Awards. The prestigious...

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Digital transformation expert joins Gregg Latchams’ board as it looks to make firm ‘fit for the future’

March 26, 2020
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Digital transformation expert joins Gregg Latchams’ board as it looks to make firm ‘fit for the future’

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has appointed legal sector expert Chris Bull to its executive board in a wide-ranging role that will help shape its future. Chris, pictured, who has a strong track record in digital transformation, will take the title of interim chief financial officer – although the...

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Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

March 26, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

Bristol businesses needing up-to-date information, advice and guidance to help them trade in the current unprecedented market conditions are being encouraged to turn to a new web portal launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. Called Trading Through Coronavirus, it aims to help businesses navigate their way...

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