Legal

Award-winning lawyer appointment builds on Davies and Partners’ construction team’s success

January 18, 2019
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Award-winning lawyer appointment builds on Davies and Partners’ construction team’s success

Davies and Partners Solicitors has appointed leading construction lawyer Sean Randall-Morris to develop its contentious and dispute resolution service for construction clients. Sean, pictured, joins the firm’s Aztec West, Bristol, office as a senior associate. He was previously head of chambers at arbitration firm St Catherine Chambers in London....

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Half-dozen partner promotions at VWV sets new record for expanding firm

January 15, 2019
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Half-dozen partner promotions at VWV sets new record for expanding firm

A record six lawyers at Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV have been promoted to partners. The promotions span several teams and offices and include Kris Robbetts and Nicola Bickham in the Bristol office’s litigation & employment, Christina Le Riche and Madeleine Wakeley in the firm’s real estate department (London and...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part...

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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

January 11, 2019
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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

Bristol businesses looking to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their workforce as well as their attractiveness to diverse and younger markets can get help through a new training course developed by city-based youth empowerment organisation Babbasa. Called Bridging the Gap, Babbasa’s professional development programme, harnesses its research and...

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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

January 11, 2019
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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

Bristol robotics firm Open Bionics, which makes innovative hi-tech prosthetic limbs for amputees, has raised £4.7m to help it become a global player.  The firm, founded four years ago by CEO Joel Gibbard and COO Samantha Payne, pictured, and based at UWE’s Future Space innovation hub, secured the funding...

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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

January 11, 2019
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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

The Bristol bases of four national law firms are celebrating success in one of the UK’s most prestigious legal sector award schemes. VWV, TLT and Burges Salmon – all headquartered in Bristol – and transatlantic firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s office in the city were among the winners at the...

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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

January 11, 2019
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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its Bristol office with the appointment of transport and automotive partner Ed Barratt from city rival Burges Salmon. Ed, pictured, who has spent his entire career at Burges Salmon since qualifying in 2004, will join the transport and automotive sector as part...

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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

January 10, 2019
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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has led on another major deal in the oil and gas industry as it continues to strengthen its position as a lead player for energy sector transactions. A multidisciplinary team from the firm headed by Bristol-based corporate partner Simon Hewes advised...

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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

January 9, 2019
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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

Business development consultant Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed by Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams to support its growth. Ms Jenkins, a director at sales and marketing specialist Results with Marketing and associate director at business development consultancy Tinderbox – both also based in Bristol – will work closely with...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards...

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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

December 21, 2018
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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

The corporate team at the Bristol headquarters of national law firm TLT have acted for UK door sealing systems group Lorient on its sale to the international security group behind Yale locks. The TLT team, led by partner Andrew Webber, pictured, worked with UK-based and overseas legal teams including...

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