Legal

Regional trade association role for Bristol insolvency and restructuring lawyer

January 27, 2020
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R3

Bristol-based insolvency and restructuring lawyer Philip Winterborne has been appointed the South West and Wales chair of recovery trade body R3. Philip, pictured, an insolvency and turnaround partner at Bristol-based Temple Bright solicitors, was formally appointed to the role at R3 South West and Wales’s AGM.  He takes the...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Price, partner, Meade King

January 24, 2020
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The LAST WORD: Simon Price, partner, Meade King

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 Simon Price, a partner in Bristol law firm Meade King’s dispute resolution and litigation team, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched?...

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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

Some of Bristol’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are among the shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The inaugural Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. ...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

January 23, 2020
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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

Real estate lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on one of London’s largest regeneration projects. The team is working with Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships) on the development agreement for Meridian One, the first phase of the £6bn, 20-year Meridian Water...

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Burges Salmon stages second ‘innovation week’ to keep its lawyers at sector’s cutting edge

January 22, 2020
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Burges Salmon stages second ‘innovation week’ to keep its lawyers at sector’s cutting edge

The changing face of the legal sector and the way innovation and advanced technology are shaping its future have been explored through a series of events staged by Bristol law firm Burges Salmon for its staff. The firm’s second annual B-Innovative Week aimed to educate and inspire the firm’s...

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Welsh Water crosses Severn to appoint trio of Bristol law firms to new legal framework

January 22, 2020
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Welsh Water crosses Severn to appoint trio of Bristol law firms to new legal framework

Three Bristol-headquartered law firms are among 10 chosen by Welsh Water (Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig) for its legal services framework, which could provide worth worth an estimated £14m. Foot Anstey, Burges Salmon and TLT will provide general legal advice to the utility firm as well as some specialist services.  It...

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‘Rising star’ of intellectual property joins Bristol international firm as partner

January 22, 2020
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‘Rising star’ of intellectual property joins Bristol international firm as partner

Haseltine Lake Kempner, the Bristol-headquartered international patent and trademark firm, has appointed Jo Deas as a partner in its chemistry and life sciences team. Jo joins the firm having spent 12 years at two well respected intellectual property (IP) practices in Nottingham.  As a UK and European patent attorney,...

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Bristol Law Society teams up with specialist security firm to help combat cyber crime

January 22, 2020
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Bristol Law Society teams up with specialist security firm to help combat cyber crime

Bristol-based cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience has joined Bristol Law Society (BLS) to help its members tackle the evolving cyber threat. With cyber security continuing to be an important topic for the legal sector, BLS was keen to work with an experienced partner to offer pro-active...

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Former Bristol Law Society president appointed trustee of Quartet Community Foundation

January 21, 2020
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Former Bristol Law Society president appointed trustee of Quartet Community Foundation

Nick Lee, managing director of Bristol-based legal costs specialists Paragon Costs Solutions, has joined the board of trustees at West of England community foundation Quartet. Nick, who is also the immediate past president of Bristol Law Society (BLS), will use his extensive experience in business development and connections with...

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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

January 17, 2020
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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has kicked off its packed 2020 programme of construction breakfasts with a typically insightful presentation from the Bank of England’s agent for the South West. Donna Kehoe, pictured, provided the room of industry professionals with an update on the state of the UK economy...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money...

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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

January 16, 2020
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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

Bristol could get another Business Improvement District (BID) later this year if a majority of firms in one of the city’s fastest-growing commercial areas vote in favour. Bristol already has five BIDs in operation with a sixth – covering the Redcliffe and Temple areas – proposed by Destination Bristol,...

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