Legal

New Bristol location head signals Ashfords’ intention to seek further growth in the city

July 5, 2022
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New Bristol location head signals Ashfords’ intention to seek further growth in the city

National law firm Ashfords has appointed Jocelyn Ormond as its new Bristol office head as it looks to further expand its presence in the city. Jocelyn, pictured, is a corporate and private equity partner who leads the firm’s services to the healthcare and life sciences sector – in particular...

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Prestigious elevator pitch award for software start-up tackling unconscious bias in marketing

July 1, 2022
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Prestigious elevator pitch award for software start-up tackling unconscious bias in marketing

Bristol start-up Inclued, which has developed software that helps content creators identify bias as it happens, has won an ‘elevator pitch’ contest that traditionally opens doors to potential investors. Inclued’s AI-based technology helps marketers connect with their audience by spotting and removing unconscious biases in digital content, as well as...

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Investment in Bristol specialist travel firm sets it on path to growth as tourist markets open up again

July 1, 2022
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Investment in Bristol specialist travel firm sets it on path to growth as tourist markets open up again

Bristol-based specialist tour firm Inside Travel Group is on the way to further expansion after receiving significant new investment. The firm, which specialises in key Asian markets, is readying itself for a new era of travel as restrictions end across the continent and Japan’s borders open again.  Inside Travel...

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Temple Bright expands schools construction niche with top independent school appointments

June 30, 2022
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Temple Bright expands schools construction niche with top independent school appointments

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright is advising two prestigious independent schools on substantial construction works as it continues to develop its education sector offering. Construction partner Julia Davenport-Cooper acted for Sevenoaks School, Kent, pictured, on a £10.5m contract to build a new boarding house, together with appointments of...

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Burges Salmon team acts on sale of specialist training business to international group

June 30, 2022
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Burges Salmon team acts on sale of specialist training business to international group

The corporate team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised specialist IT and digital training company Firebrand Training on its acquisition by BPP Education Group, the global leader in professional and vocational education. The partnership will provide valuable growth opportunities for both firms and create revenue synergies to...

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Foot Anstey helps private equity investors get a GRIP on their portfolios with new product

June 30, 2022
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Foot Anstey helps private equity investors get a GRIP on their portfolios with new product

Private equity investors and their portfolio companies can now track their performance and access relevant compliance documents under a new tech-enabled scheme launched by national law firm Foot Anstey. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, says the GRIP (Governance Reporting Information Portal) scheme will give users a...

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Support for Bristol Pride Festival from city law firms as it returns after two-year break due to Covid

June 30, 2022
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Support for Bristol Pride Festival from city law firms as it returns after two-year break due to Covid

Four Bristol law firms are supporting this year’s Bristol Pride Festival, playing a crucial role in ensuring it can continue to thrive following two years when the pandemic forced it to be cancelled. Simmons & Simmons is an official Pride Festival partner while Burges Salmon and DAC Beachcroft are...

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Bristol law firms take two out of the three top places in global clean energy league table

June 24, 2022
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Bristol law firms take two out of the three top places in global clean energy league table

Two Bristol-headquartered law firms have been named in the world’s top three most-active advisers on clean energy deals. Burges Salmon is ranked in second place for merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the Clean Energy Legal League Tables 2022, while TLT takes third spot. The tables, compiled by ,...

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Award shortlisting recognises success across the board of Burges Salmon’s private wealth team

June 24, 2022
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Award shortlisting recognises success across the board of Burges Salmon’s private wealth team

Burges Salmon has been named among the finalists in an award scheme that showcases the outstanding achievements of firms across the UK and offshore legal, tax, fiduciary and advisory professions. Entry to the eprivateclient Excellence Awards is by invitation-only and finalists are required to demonstrate a wide range of...

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Foot Anstey secures Checkatrade as client for its streamlined human resources legal support

June 24, 2022
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Foot Anstey secures Checkatrade as client for its streamlined human resources legal support

Checkatrade, the UK’s number one website for finding a tradesperson, has appointed Foot Anstey to provide it with employment law advice. Under the agreement, Checkatrade – which has 6.6m reviews on its site – will have access to Foot Anstey’s Ingenuity for Employment service to help streamline its human...

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Bevan Brittan boosts its Bristol procurement team with new partner appointment

June 21, 2022
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Bevan Brittan boosts its Bristol procurement team with new partner appointment

Procurement, competition law and subsidy control specialist Bethan Lloyd has joined national law firm Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office as a partner. Bethan, pictured, becomes the 10th partner to move to the firm in the past 18 months. Her arrival comes less than a month after Bevan Brittan, which also...

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Profit-share bonuses for all staff increased at Osborne Clarke as annual revenues climb by 19%

June 17, 2022
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Profit-share bonuses for all staff increased at Osborne Clarke as annual revenues climb by 19%

Annual revenue at Osborne Clarke, the international legal practice with a major office in Bristol, has risen by 19% – with all its 800-plus staff in the city getting a 5% profit-share payment based on their annual salaries. The firm, which has offices across Europe, the Far East and...

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Another vertical farming deal for Burges Salmon as interest in fast-growing sector continues to climb

June 17, 2022
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Another vertical farming deal for Burges Salmon as interest in fast-growing sector continues to climb

A team from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon has advised another investment deal for a vertical farming business as interest in the technology continues to grow. Burges Salmon, one of the few law firms specialising in the sector, has worked with Eider Vertical Farming (EVF) on its £50m...

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