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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

November 8, 2019
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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

Organisations that are addressing diversity challenges in the South West’s tech sector have been highlighted in a unique project. For the past two years DisruptSW has showcased the most-innovative companies in the region with the 25 named in each list recognising firms taking a new approach to existing problems....

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Gregg Latchams head of IT promoted to become firm’s first chief operating officer

November 8, 2019
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Gregg Latchams head of IT promoted to become firm’s first chief operating officer

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has appointed Julian Dawson as its first chief operating officer to oversee business operations and improve client experience. Julian, pictured, has more than 15 years’ experience in IT, enterprise architecture, project management and marketing and was previously the firm’s head of IT – a...

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Litigation specialist joins Meade King’s insolvency team from Clarke Willmott

November 7, 2019
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Litigation specialist joins Meade King’s insolvency team from Clarke Willmott

Bristol commercial law firm Meade King has strengthened its insolvency team with the appointment of experienced solicitor Lisa Cooke. Lisa, pictured, joins Meade King from national firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office where she was an associate solicitor specialising in insolvency litigation on behalf of liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy. ...

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‘Outstanding’ TLT partner becomes firm’s new UK head of corporate

November 7, 2019
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‘Outstanding’ TLT partner becomes firm’s new UK head of corporate

Andrew Webber, a partner in Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT, has become its new UK head of corporate. Andrew, pictured, replaces partner John Wood, who led the corporate team for 16 years before being elected to serve as the firm’s new managing partner from April 2020. Andrew has been...

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Associate solicitor appointment bolsters Barcan+Kirby’s commercial property offering

November 7, 2019
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Associate solicitor appointment bolsters Barcan+Kirby’s commercial property offering

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of Gareth Hughes as associate solicitor. Gareth, pictured, who specialises in commercial property investment and asset management, has joined from the Bristol office of regional firm Foot Anstey, where he was an associate for nearly six...

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Partner and associate promotions strengthen Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

November 6, 2019
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Partner and associate promotions strengthen Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

National law firm Bevan Brittan has promoted one new partner and two associates in its Bristol office as part of its mid-year promotions round. New partner Colin McConaghy is a commercial projects lawyer. Previously a senior associate, Colin, pictured, specialises in complex public/private partnerships, energy and outsourcing transactions, and...

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Pioneering £10m Bristol social investment scheme up and running, with help from Burges Salmon

October 25, 2019
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Pioneering £10m Bristol social investment scheme up and running, with help from Burges Salmon

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has provided legal advice to help launch a £10m social investment fund as part of Bristol’s City Funds initiative. The scheme – one of the first funds of its kind in the UK – aims to ensure everyone in Bristol has the opportunity to...

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Bristol Law Society annual awards: Osborne Clarke wins again while Barcan+Kirby does the double

October 25, 2019
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Bristol Law Society annual awards: Osborne Clarke wins again while Barcan+Kirby does the double

Osborne Clarke was named Large Law Firm of the Year for the second year running at Bristol Law Society’s annual awards on Thursday with Barcan+Kirby claiming the smaller firm title. DAC Beachcroft consultant Tony Cherry, pictured below, was present with the President’s Outstanding Achievement Award while Barcan+Kirby made it...

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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

October 25, 2019
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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

More Bristol firms are ready to bring their skills to the table as the city’s all-action Ping Pong Fight Club comes back for a second year. Granite Consulting, MDE Group, accountants Bishop Fleming, iO Associates and Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing are the latest to sign up for what...

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Bristol e-commerce fulfilment firm unpacks £2.1m funding deal, with help from TLT

October 24, 2019
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Bristol e-commerce fulfilment firm unpacks £2.1m funding deal, with help from TLT

Lawyers from Bristol-headquartered TLT have advised local e-commerce fulfilment start-up Huboo on a £2.1m investment to help it continue to expand and also move into the European market. Emersons Green-based Huboo was launched two years ago by Bath tech serial entrepreneur Martin Bysh and logistics innovator Paul Dodd to...

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Quartet of trainee solicitor appointments boost Barcan+Kirby

October 22, 2019
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Quartet of trainee solicitor appointments boost Barcan+Kirby

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of four trainee solicitors. Mollie Cameron and Ellie Jones started their careers at the firm as paralegals and have taken their first seats in residential conveyancing and clinical negligence respectively. Ella Bartley and Stephanie Pugh are both new...

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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

October 18, 2019
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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

Flexible working, workplace culture and employee wellness will be key themes in the future of employment and businesses need to be aware of their impact, an event in Bristol heard. Called The Irresistible Organisation, it featured input from thought leaders and a panel of experts at the coalface of...

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