Legal

Stockholm office opening bolsters Osborne Clarke’s offering across Europe

September 19, 2017
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Osborne Clarke, the international legal practice with its roots in Bristol, has continued its expansion with the opening of its first office in Sweden. The team in Stockholm aims to be the go-to law firm for assisting Nordic and international businesses in fast-growth sectors. The launch forms a key...

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Foot Anstey continues to invest in trainee programme

September 15, 2017
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Foot Anstey continues to invest in trainee programme

Regional law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has continued its investment in developing lawyers of the future by appointing 12 new trainee solicitors. The move takes the number on its training programme to 24. The new joiners each commence a two-year training contract with the...

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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management,...

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VWV lifts number of trainees across following expansion into London and Watford

September 15, 2017
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VWV lifts number of trainees across following expansion into London and Watford

Growth in its London and Watford offices has enabled Bristol-based law firm VWV to take on more trainees this year. It has recruited nine trainees who have now started their training contracts in a range of seats including commercial property, construction, property litigation, private client, employment and corporate.   ...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two Bristol-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which...

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Law firm boss goes flat out for Cycle To Work Day – on a Victorian penny farthing that can’t go uphill

September 13, 2017
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Law firm boss goes flat out for Cycle To Work Day – on a Victorian penny farthing that can’t go uphill

While plenty of Bristol commuters pedalled to their jobs for Cycle To Work Day this week, it’s safe to say none were on a bike quite like that ridden by law firm Osborne Clarke boss Peter Clough. Peter completed the journey from his home in Stoke Bishop to the...

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Major charity sector acquisition handled by team from TLT’s Bristol office

September 8, 2017
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Major charity sector acquisition handled by team from TLT’s Bristol office

Legal experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT have advised on an acquisition that has created the UK’s largest charity services businesses. The deal involved Woods Consolidated, the holding company of Chippenham-based Woods Group, taking over Melksham specialist outsourcing firm Valldata. Woods Group is best known for its strengths...

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Tax expert joins Ashford’s corporate team in Bristol as partner

September 7, 2017
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The corporate tax team at regional law firm Ashfords’ Bristol office has been boosted by the appointment of Nicola Manclark as partner. Nicola, pictured, joins from Bristol-based rival Burges Salmon, where she spent more than 10 years in its corporate tax department, most recently as a senior associate.  Her...

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Eight trainees retained by Osborne Clarke in its Bristol office

September 4, 2017
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International law firm Osborne Clarke has taken on eight trainees as newly qualified solicitors in its Bristol office. The group are among 14 autumn trainees retained by the firm, which also has offices in London and Reading – giving an overall retention rate of 82% across all three offices....

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Trainees offered positions at Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

August 30, 2017
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Trainees offered positions at Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson has offered positions to four of its trainees this year. Ian Meyer, Rachel Small, Laura Elliott-Carter and Natasha Hyde have all accepted posts as newly qualified solicitors in the real estate, dispute resolution and commercial teams and will join the...

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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

August 29, 2017
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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

Leading regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has continued its expansion on the South Coast with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant as partner. Mary, who advises businesses on their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements,...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become...

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Promotions at Ashfords following year of strong growth

August 25, 2017
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Promotions at Ashfords following year of strong growth

Regional law firm Ashfords has announced its 2017 round of promotions, which include a number in its Bristol office. Bristol-based Chris Coughlan (data protection) and Christopher Freeman (commercial litigation) are among five lawyers promoted to senior associate along with Exeter-based colleagues Morwenna Pestell (real estate), Gemma Essex (construction) and...

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