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Womble Bond Dickinson staff donate time and money to help Bristol food banks

February 23, 2021
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Womble Bond Dickinson staff donate time and money to help Bristol food banks

The Bristol office at international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has pledged its support to a number of organisations working to tackle food poverty in the city. The initiative, which is donating funds to East Bristol Foodbank and food redistribution charity FareShare South West, forms part of a...

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Burges Salmon team advises long-standing renewables client on another Scottish wind farm deal

February 22, 2021
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Burges Salmon team advises long-standing renewables client on another Scottish wind farm deal

Renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. UK has made another acquisition in Scotland with the support of a multidisciplinary team from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon. BayWa r.e. UK, an arm of German group BayWa r.e, is the new owner of the proposed High Constellation site, having bought it from...

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Temple Bright further expands professionals practice to become ‘adviser to the advisers’

February 19, 2021
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Temple Bright further expands professionals practice to become ‘adviser to the advisers’

and London law firm Temple Bright has continued to grow its South West construction practice with a number of appointments to advise other professional firms including architects, landscape architects, interior designers, planning consultants, surveyors and project managers. The move reflects a more general and growing focus – across the...

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Fast-growing fuel tanks business taps into £40m investment in deal secured by top Bristol advisors

February 12, 2021
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Fast-growing fuel tanks business taps into £40m investment in deal secured by top Bristol advisors

A team of Bristol professional advisors has secured a £40m investment for Yate-based Western Global, the leading provider of industrial liquid storage tanks. Founded as a family business, Western Global has expanded across Europe and North America in recent years. Its premium fuel and lubricants storage and handling products lead...

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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

February 12, 2021
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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

Bristol firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions can apply for financial assistance through a new round of discretionary business grants – but should be quick as funding is limited. The pay outs are specifically for businesses that have been severely financially impacted by restrictions during the city’s Tier 2, Tier...

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Temple Bright advises on ‘pivotal’ healthcare project management takeover

February 12, 2021
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Temple Bright advises on ‘pivotal’ healthcare project management takeover

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright and Bath accountants OCL have acted for the shareholders of Capitec, the Bristol-based healthcare project management and facilities support business, on its sale to Imagile Professional Services Limited (IPSL). IPSL, established in 2005 and also based in the city, is a leading asset management consultancy providing...

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TLT aiming for net zero emissions by 2025 by bringing in major sustainable programme

February 11, 2021
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TLT aiming for net zero emissions by 2025 by bringing in major sustainable programme

An ambitious, long-term sustainability programme has been launched by TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, to make it a net zero emissions organisation within four years. The plan includes assessing its greenhouse gas emissions and establishing carbon reduction targets among other measures.  TLT, which employs more than 120 partners...

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Immigration and employment lawyers join Michelmores as partners

February 11, 2021
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Immigration and employment lawyers join Michelmores as partners

Regional law firm Michelmores has strengthened its employment offering by recruiting two new partners. International immigration lawyer Philip Barth and employment lawyer Kate Gardner have joined the growing department, with Philip now leading Michelmores’ growing immigration team.  Philip Barth, who joins from Irwin Mitchell’s London office, brings more than 30...

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Burges Salmon advises on refinancing of UK anaerobic digestion portfolio

February 11, 2021
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Burges Salmon advises on refinancing of UK anaerobic digestion portfolio

A platform for investment into the burgeoning UK anaerobic digestion (AD) sector has secured an £85m debt financing with the help of a team from experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon. The syndicated financing, provided by NatWest, Allied Irish Banks and Banco Sabadell, will be used by...

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Bristol lawyer chosen as role model to inspire entrants to profession from non-traditional backgrounds

February 9, 2021
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Bristol lawyer chosen as role model to inspire entrants to profession from non-traditional backgrounds

Salma Maqsood, a senior associate at Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby Solicitors, has been selected for a Law Society scheme that encourages and supports young people from non-traditional backgrounds to enter the profession. Salma, pictured, is one of 12 new social mobility ambassadors appointed this year by the Law Society...

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Davies & Partners recruits senior associate to head its Bristol employment law team

February 8, 2021
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Davies & Partners recruits senior associate to head its Bristol employment law team

Specialist employment lawyer Angela West has joined Davies & Partners Solicitors as a senior associate to head the employment law team in its Bristol office. Angela, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience in employment law, joins from Goughs Solicitors in Wiltshire, where she worked for five years...

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RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

February 5, 2021
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RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

The Bristol offices of national accountancy firm RSM and global law firm Osborne Clarke have acted for the shareholders of specialist online publisher SelectScience on a major private equity investment in the business. Bath-based SelectScience was formed in 1998 by Arif and Louise Butt with a mission to introduce...

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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

February 4, 2021
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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

Bristol legal firm GL Law has started an initiative to support businesses in the city in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The free Covid Impact Review will help owners and directors build back better by highlighting the parts of the business that need attention and set out steps...

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