Legal

Foot Anstey maintains growth by restructuring its core sector teams

July 18, 2019
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Re-shaping its approach to some of its core sectors has paid off for South West law firm Foot Anstey, helping it achieve year-on-year turnover growth of 9% to £47.2m. The firm, which employs more than 500 staff across its seven offices including Bristol, said the latest figure maintains its...

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TLT targets £100m turnover as it maintains record of strong growth

July 18, 2019
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TLT targets £100m turnover as it maintains record of strong growth

Strong performances in the financial services, green energy and digital sectors helped Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT achieve a 6.8% increase in annual revenues to £87.6m. While the rate of increase was down on the previous year – when the firm returned to double-digit growth with 10% – it was...

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‘Pay-per-stay’ insurtech firm lands investment with help from Thrings’ Bristol office

July 17, 2019
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‘Pay-per-stay’ insurtech firm lands investment with help from Thrings’ Bristol office

Corporate lawyers in the Bristol office of South of England law firm Thrings have advised an insurance market disrupter on its successful first-round funding. Hampshire-based Guardhog specialises in providing ‘pay-per-stay’ cover to the short-term rental market for hosts with their properties on platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com.  Cover...

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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

July 11, 2019
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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

A workshop promising a hassle-free way to get a business up and running in the US takes place in Bristol next week. Called Land & Expand in the US: America Made Easy, the event, on Thursday July 18, is aimed at ambitious businesses that have considered launching in the...

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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go back to the future with new museum and office

July 11, 2019
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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go  back to the future with new museum and office

Bristol law firm Meade King has advised long-established city charity George Müller Charitable Trust on its move to a new home.  The trust, known as Müllers, is moving from its base in Cotham to a purpose-built office and museum in Ashley Down – one of the five orphanages founded...

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Bristol associate appointment strengthens Ashfords’ IP team

July 9, 2019
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Bristol associate appointment strengthens Ashfords’ IP team

National law firm Ashfords has expanded its intellectual property (IP) team with the appointment of Chris Sutoto-Haywood as an associate based in its Bristol office. Chris, pictured, was previously head of IP & media at Bristol and London firm Gregg Latchams.  Prior to that he worked for boutique IP...

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Bristol ‘holiday hunger’ charity backed by Gregg Latchams for next two years

July 9, 2019
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Bristol ‘holiday hunger’ charity backed by Gregg Latchams for next two years

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has selected Feeding Bristol – the organisation aiming to save thousands of children in the city from poor physical and mental health caused by ‘summer holiday hunger’ – as its charity for the next two years. Feeding Bristol aims to raise at least £100,000...

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Profit and revenue growth maintained at Bevan Brittan as its move into new markets pays off

July 5, 2019
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Profit and revenue growth maintained at Bevan Brittan as its move into new markets pays off

Expansion into new markets has helped national law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, maintain strong growth, with annual revenue, profits and investment all increasing. Net profit rose by 4.2% to £9.97m on turnover up 4.5% at £46m for the financial year 2018/19.  Its Bristol office,...

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Burges Salmon helps National Express get on board with new banking product trial

July 5, 2019
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Burges Salmon helps National Express get on board with new banking product trial

The banking team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised long-standing transport client National Express on a ground-breaking finance deal – the first of its kind for the UK banking sector. National Express’s SONIA (Sterling Overnight Index Average) loan from NatWest is the first in the pilot...

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Gold standard recognition for Womble Bond Dickinson’s approach to gender equality

July 5, 2019
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Gold standard recognition for Womble Bond Dickinson’s approach to gender equality

Womble Bond Dickinson, the transatlantic law firm with a major office in Bristol, is among the first UK law firms to be recognised in a new certification scheme for its approach to gender equality and diversity. Launched by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), the gold standard champions...

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Bristol property dispute lawyer opens city office for High Court enforcement firm

July 4, 2019
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Bristol property dispute lawyer opens city office for High Court enforcement firm

High Court enforcement office Andrew Wilson & Co has continued its nationwide expansion by opening a base in Bristol headed by property dispute solicitor Ellie Kouzaris. The Manchester-headquartered firm, which also has offices in Leeds, Birmingham and London, works with law firms, businesses, lenders, local authorities, landlords, property agents,...

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Smiles all round as Meade King helps Bristol dental group hit acquisition trail again

July 3, 2019
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Smiles all round as Meade King helps Bristol dental group hit acquisition trail again

Bristol-based dental group Dentina has acquired its sixth practice – with expert advice from city-based commercial law firm Meade King – and also launched a new specialist referral centre. Dentina’s takeover of the Clifton Dental Surgery in Clifton Village – which specialises in general, cosmetic and implant surgery –...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he...

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