Legal

Trainee numbers at VWV reach record levels as paralegal route takes off

September 21, 2018
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Trainee numbers at VWV reach record levels as paralegal route takes off

Nine new trainees have joined Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV, taking the total number to 23 - the highest-ever total for the firm.  In addition to offering seats across all four of its offices in Bristol, London, Birmingham and Watford, VWV has introduced new seats, including charities in London and planning...

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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

September 21, 2018
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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has launched a regulatory affairs consultancy service to help digital businesses prepare for – and shape – public policy and regulation. The firm said the move created a unique industry knowledge base for mid-tier companies, putting them on a more equal footing with...

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Ashfords boosts its Bristol-based real estate team with another senior lateral hire

September 21, 2018
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Housing law expert Paul Butterworth this week took up his new role as a partner in Regional law firm Ashfords’ Bristol-based real estate team. Paul, whose appointment was announced in June, was previously a senior partner in the property team at Bristol-headquartered national firm TLT.  During just over 15...

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Irwin Mitchell continues to grow its family team in Bristol with newly qualified solicitor

September 21, 2018
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National law firm Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has appointed a new family law solicitor to its Bristol office. Satya Bagga joins from Bristol and Portishead firm Metcalfes Solicitors as a newly qualified solicitor to the family law team. She has recently completed a focused training contract with a 12-month...

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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

September 20, 2018
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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

The venture capital team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Sussex Place Ventures on its part in a $10m (£7.53m) investment in healthcare tech firm Endomag. London-based Sussex Place Ventures joined London and Cambridge-based tech-focused investor Draper Esprit on the C round funding, which Endomag...

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Experienced commercial property lawyer joins Meade King to strengthen its team

September 19, 2018
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Experienced commercial property lawyer joins Meade King to strengthen its team

Bristol law firm Meade King has appointed experienced commercial property lawyer Manjinder Kang to its growing team. Manjinder, pictured, joins from the Bath office of national firm Stone King, where she was a commercial property licensed conveyancer advising individuals and businesses of all sizes. Prior to that she worked...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

September 14, 2018
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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm (WBD) Womble Bond Dickinson has donated around 200kg of food and drinks to East Bristol Foodbank as it faced one of its busiest periods over the summer school holidays. The donation was part of a firm-wide effort to support foodbanks across the...

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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

September 14, 2018
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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

Regional law firm Ashfords has promoted Suzie Miles, a solicitor in its Bristol technology team, to senior associate. Suzie Miles, pictured, is an expert in IT and technology including software licensing, IT outsourcing, e-commerce and information security. She advises on drafting and negotiating commercial/IT contracts for bespoke software development,...

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Bristol expertise helps cutting-edge cyber security firm raise £3.5m

September 13, 2018
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Bristol-based advisers at accountancy group Smith & Williamson and law firm Thrings have advised cyber security software firm CybSafe on a £3.5m fundraising. CybSafe, based in London’s Canary Wharf, is an award-winning cloud-based platform which raises awareness of cyber security in organisations through learning materials, risk assessments and analytics....

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

September 7, 2018
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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on  £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been appointed by Marine Energy Wales to provide legal services for a project that will test pioneering new equipment and processes in marine energy. The firm will support the Marine Energy Wales team on a range of legal matters such as contracts,...

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Barcan+Kirby partner adds to firm’s expertise with Notary Public qualification

September 7, 2018
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Barcan+Kirby partner adds to firm’s expertise with Notary Public qualification

Tom Sharkey, a partner at Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby, has qualified as a Notary Public. Tom, pictured, heads the Court of Protection team at the firm. His qualification means he has added another component to his legal expertise as he joins the oldest branch of the legal profession in...

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