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Profits rise at most Bristol legal firms as brighter future beckons, Law Society research shows

January 24, 2014
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Profits rise at most Bristol legal firms as brighter future beckons, Law Society research shows

Most law firms in Bristol have increased their profits over the past year – but they need to refocus on ensuring their long-term financial stability, new research shows. Fee income for legal firms in the city increased by an average of 4.1% last year, according to the research by...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected...

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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

January 17, 2014
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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright has rounded off a period of strong growth by delivering another significant tech sector deal in the same quarter that its partner numbers topped 20 for the first time. The firm opened in Bristol in 2010 and launched an office in London’s Tech...

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Investors in People Bronze standard achieved by Bristol law firm TLT

January 8, 2014
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Investors in People Bronze standard achieved by Bristol law firm TLT

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has received the coveted Investors in People Bronze standard in recognition of its continuous improvement across four business areas. The standard, awarded to just 5% of Investors in People-accredited organisations in the UK, acknowledges the firm's commitment and focussed strategy for growth based on...

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Burges Salmon handles major land disposal for The Crown Estate

January 7, 2014
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Burges Salmon handles major land disposal for The Crown Estate

Real estate experts from Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon have acted for The Crown Estate on its £31m sale to the BlackRock UK Property Fund and Canmoor of Honda’s biggest storage depot in Cabot Park, Avonmouth.  Led by senior associate Matthew Sims, , the real estate team previously acted...

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Lawyers prepare for traditional New Year fall-out from Christmas family breakdowns

January 3, 2014
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Bristol’s family and divorce lawyers are bracing themselves for another hectic month as the New Year period is traditionally one of the busiest for inquiries. The first full week of the New Year is particularly busy as couples who have spent time together over Christmas decide to split or...

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Made-in-Bristol deal shakes up milk industry

December 30, 2013
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Made-in-Bristol deal shakes up milk industry

Bristol-based advisers and funders from law firm Burges Salmon, accountants Deloitte and PwC and banking group HSBC are behind a major dairy industry deal that completed this week. The deal gives farmer-owned Milk Partnership Limited (MPL) accession to corporate membership of Europe’s leading dairy cooperative Arla Foods amba and...

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Clarke Willmott lawyers help set stage for Rod Stewart charity gig

December 20, 2013
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Clarke Willmott lawyers help set stage for Rod Stewart charity gig

Solicitors at law firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office have helped bring Rod Stewart to the West Country for a major open-air charity concert next summer. The veteran singer will appear at Somerset Cricket Club’s Taunton ground as part of his five-night UK tour. The concert has been organised by...

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Bond Dickinson wins high-volume outsourcing contract with insurance giant AIG

December 19, 2013
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Bond Dickinson wins high-volume outsourcing contract with insurance giant AIG

Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with an office in Bristol, has been appointed by international insurance company AIG to handle its high-volume contract work.  The appointment follows Bond Dickinson’s re-appointment to AIG’s legal panel earlier this year.  Bond Dickinson was awarded the contract after a competitive tender process...

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£40m care home deal caps strong year for Foot Anstey’s Islamic finance team

December 18, 2013
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£40m care home deal caps strong year for Foot Anstey’s Islamic finance team

West law firm Foot Anstey’s Islamic finance team have ended 2013 by advising on another multi-million property deal, taking the value of transactions arranged this year to more than £200m. The latest is the £40m acquisition of 10 care homes backed by shari’ah-compliant investment advisory firm 90 North Real...

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New partners at Clarke Willmott as it grows its personal injury and social housing teams

December 13, 2013
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New partners at Clarke Willmott as it grows its personal injury and social housing teams

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has a large office in Bristol office, has appointed two new partners – personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer Chris Thorne and property specialist Sarah Hind. Chris, pictured below, specialises in acting for victims of clinical negligence and personal injuries and is a...

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New chapter for Burges Salmon’s real estate team as it wins Waterstones property contract

December 10, 2013
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New chapter for Burges Salmon’s real estate team as it wins Waterstones property contract

National book retailer Waterstones has appointed Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon as sole real estate adviser to its store portfolio across the UK. Burges Salmon’s real estate team will provide Waterstones with property management legal work generated by its stores until 2016. This will include contentious and non-contentious real...

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TLT grows Bristol employment team with new partner

December 5, 2013
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TLT grows Bristol employment team with new partner

The employment team at TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, is expanding with the arrival of partner Esther Smith. Esther, , who joins from Southampton firm Thomas Eggar, is the third partner hire for the growing national team in a month. Partner and head of TLT's employment, pensions &...

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