Legal

From temp receptionist to partner, Barcan+Kirby promotes ‘home-grown talent’ Alex to key role

January 16, 2018
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From temp receptionist to partner, Barcan+Kirby promotes ‘home-grown talent’ Alex to key role

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has promoted its head of commercial property Alex Castiglione to partner. Alex joined the firm in 2002 as a temporary receptionist but stayed to train as a Chartered Legal Executive, gaining her qualifications to specialise in commercial property. Since qualifying in 2007, with her training...

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Expansion for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office as it signals move to landmark Aurora building

January 12, 2018
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Expansion for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office as it signals move to landmark Aurora building

International law firm Simmons & Simmons is to relocate its Bristol base to a larger office as it looks for further expansion in the city. The firm said the move to the top two floors of the flagship Aurora building at Finzels Reach – which is still under construction...

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Temple Bright handles environment consultancy RSKW’s merger with acquisitive RSK Group

January 12, 2018
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Temple Bright handles environment consultancy RSKW’s merger with acquisitive RSK Group

The owners of environmental consultancy RSKW have been advised by Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright in its merger with RSK Group, which at the same time acquired CJ Associates and Up and Under Group. The result of the three deals is RSK Group increasing its headcount to...

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Fast-growing Paradigm Norton advised by Temple Bright on its latest merger

January 12, 2018
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Fast-growing Paradigm Norton advised by Temple Bright on its latest merger

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised market leading financial planners Paradigm Norton, headquartered in Bristol, on its merger with London firm The Red House Consulting.  Paradigm Norton, founded in 2001, now employs 55 people across its offices in Ham Green, near Bristol, Torquay and London.  Last...

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Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

January 12, 2018
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Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

A team from international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has advised urban regeneration company St Modwen on a planned 3,000-home development in South Gloucestershire. St Modwen, in partnership with the Tortworth Estate, wants to develop Buckover Garden Village over 10 to 20 years. The scheme is likely to...

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New managing partner for Burges Salmon as Peter Morris prepares to step down after eight years in role

January 9, 2018
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New managing partner for Burges Salmon as Peter Morris prepares to step down after eight years in role

Bristol’s largest law firm Burges Salmon has named Roger Bull as its next managing partner, succeeding Peter Morris, who is at the end of his current term.   The changeover takes effect on May 1. Peter Morris, who became managing partner in 2010, will remain with the firm and...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas...

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TLT team acts fast to help Bargain Booze group wrap up pre-Christmas store chain acquisition

January 5, 2018
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TLT team acts fast to help Bargain Booze group wrap up pre-Christmas store chain acquisition

Lawyers in the Bristol head office of TLT advised Conviviality, the drinks distributor behind the Bargain Booze retail chain, on its pre-Christmas acquisition of convenience store group Central Convenience out of administration. TLT’s multi-disciplinary team completed the deal in just seven days, including advising on the listing of new...

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Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

January 5, 2018
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Bristol-based business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop later this month for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on January 17 is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset...

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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

January 2, 2018
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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

Bristol firms considering doing business in China this year – or those already trading there – are being urged to take part in the region’s largest Chinese New Year reception and banquet. Organised by the Bristol & West of England China Bureau, the event brings together business leaders, key...

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Experienced Bristol insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

December 11, 2017
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Experienced Bristol insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has appointed Bristol-based accountant Louise Durkan as the new chair of its South West and Wales region. Louise, pictured, an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in restructuring, is the financial advisory and restructuring director at accountancy group Deloitte, where...

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Licensing Lawyer of the Year accolade for Womble Bond Dickinson legal director

December 8, 2017
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Licensing Lawyer of the Year accolade for Womble Bond Dickinson legal director

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol-based legal director Ewen Macgregor has been named Licensing Lawyer of the Year at the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. Ewen, pictured, who leads the firm’s national alcohol and gambling practice, was recognised for his expertise in advising a wide range of international, national and...

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Charities told not to fear GDPR by Bristol IP lawyer, but use it to spring clean their relationships

December 8, 2017
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Charities told not to fear GDPR by Bristol IP lawyer, but use it to spring clean their relationships

A Bristol intellectual property lawyer has urged not-for-profit organisations to embrace the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and improve the way they are run. Graeme Fearon, partner in West law firm Thrings’ Bristol office, believes while the new rules are challenging...

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