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Top Bristol Law Society Award for city’s ‘boutique’ firm Temple Bright

October 19, 2012
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Top Bristol Law Society Award for city’s ‘boutique’ firm Temple Bright

Fast-expanding ‘boutique’ Bristol outfit Temple Bright won the prestigious Regional Law Firm category at the Bristol Law Society Annual Awards last night with Burges Salmon, one of Bristol's 'big two', collecting the Law Firm of the Year Award. The awards were presented at the annual dinner of the Bristol...

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Swiss kitchen group appoints TLT for acquisition of UK water technology firm

October 19, 2012
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Swiss kitchen group appoints TLT for acquisition of UK water technology firm

Bristol law firm TLT has advised the giant Swiss kitchen equipment group Franke Artemis on its acquisition of Dart Valley Systems, the Paignton-based specialist in water-saving technology for commercial washrooms. The deal, financial details of which have not been disclosed, strengthens Franke Artemis’ UK presence in the UK, where...

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Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office invests in young lawyers

October 15, 2012
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Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office invests in young lawyers

Law firm Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office has given three budding legal professionals a step up on the career ladder, appointing two trainees and adding a newly-qualified solicitor to its expanding team. Trainees Naomi Brownlow and Lauren Gregory have joined for the next year to work across all areas of...

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Top tech award nomination for Bristol law firm Bond Pearce

October 15, 2012
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Top tech award nomination for Bristol law firm Bond Pearce

Bristol law firm Bond Pearce has been shortlisted in the Best Use of Technology category at this year's British Legal Awards. Run in conjunction with Legal Week Magazine, the awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal industry. Bond Pearce is shortlisted for a recent project which introduced...

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Mega milk merger role for lawyers from Burges Salmon

October 8, 2012
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Mega milk merger role for lawyers from Burges Salmon

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has advised on the creation of the UK’s largest dairy company, formed by the merger of the firm’s longstanding client Milk Link with Arla Foods amba. The merger brings together two successful and growth-orientated farmer-owned dairy processing businesses with complementary positions in key markets,...

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Bristol law firm Burges Salmon takes lead role in £25m Investis MBO

October 2, 2012
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Bristol law firm Burges Salmon takes lead role in £25m Investis MBO

Lawyers from Bristol firm Burges Salmon have advised private equity firm Gresham on its role in the £25m management buyout (MBO) of digital corporate communications specialist Investis. Headquartered in London, Investis services more than 1,000 clients across the globe from offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland and India....

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Expanding law firm Ashfords takes on 14 trainees

September 27, 2012
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Expanding law firm Ashfords takes on 14 trainees

Law firm Ashfords has recruited 14 trainee solicitors to work across all five of its South West offices, including Bristol. And, for the first time, two will be based in its London office following its merger with Rochman Landau earlier this year. Over the next two years the trainees...

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Special small firms’ legal service launched by Bristol lawyers Gregg Latchams

September 26, 2012
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Special small firms’ legal service launched by Bristol lawyers Gregg Latchams

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams will later today officially launch its innovative new way of providing legal advice to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized firms. Its In-house Lawyer (IHL) service has been set up following research among West business owners which showed they want high-quality legal support while knowing...

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TLT team advises French software group Sword on major cross-border disposal

September 25, 2012
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TLT team advises French software group Sword on major cross-border disposal

Lawyers from Bristol’s TLT have advised international services and software company Sword Group on the 20m euro (£16m) disposal of its specialist software developer subsidiary Ciboodle  – a project that involved legal work across 12 jurisdictions. TLT co-ordinated the deal for Sword, including liaising with major American firm Mayer...

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Bristol city centre move for expanding legal recruitment firm

September 25, 2012
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Bristol city centre move for expanding legal recruitment firm

Legal recruitment consultancy Austen Lloyd has relocated its head office from Backwell, North Somerset, to Bristol city centre as part of its on-going expansion from a regional player towards becoming a national firm. The move, to a 1,017sq ft office in Queen Square, places the consultancy at the heart...

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Legal Review: The West’s leading individuals

September 20, 2012
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Legal Review: The West’s leading individuals

Legal 500 names the following as the ‘leading individuals’ in the West’s law firms: Omar Al-Nuaimi Osborne Clarke Banking and finance Neil Baker Clarke Willmott LLP Planning Alan Barr Burges Salmon LLP Corporate and commercial John Birch Ashfords LLP Construction Michael Bothamley DAC Beachcroft LLP Commercial property Andy Braithwaite...

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Legal Review: Overview of the Bristol market

September 20, 2012
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Legal Review: Overview of the Bristol market

Legal 500, the sector’s ‘bible’, says among notable developments over the past year in the region, Pinsent Masons closed its Bristol office, while the leading members of CMS Cameron McKenna’s professional negligence team moved over to RPC, giving the latter a presence in the region. London firm Simmons &...

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Legal Review: Bristol goes from strength to strength as City firms head West

September 20, 2012
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Legal Review: Bristol goes from strength to strength as City firms head West

Bristol continues to strengthen as a centre for legal services and is increasingly acting as a magnet for City of London firms seeking lower-cost operations. At the same time its larger law firms are continuing to establish themselves as major national, rather than just regional, players through a combination...

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