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The LAST WORD: Jane Oakland, partner, Thrings

October 3, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Jane Oakland, partner, Thrings

Each week Bristol Business News will give a prominent member of the city’s business community the chance to have the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. Jane Oakland, partner at commercial law firm Thrings, kicks off the series by answering our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you...

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Temple Bright powers ahead with Jordanian solar success

October 3, 2014
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Temple Bright powers ahead with Jordanian solar success

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has advised Jordan-based Shamsuna Power Company (Shamsuna) on the closing of its round one solar project in Jordan.  The project comprises a 10MW solar PV power plant located in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, including construction of a 6km 33kV transmission line connecting to a...

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Latest Legal 500 shows strong growth for Bristol’s high-flying law firms

October 2, 2014
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Latest Legal 500 shows strong growth for Bristol’s high-flying law firms

Bristol’s legal market is enjoying a strong recovery as business confidence returns to the South West, according to the annual Legal 500 guide. The respected publication, which identifies the UK’s best-performing legal firms and individuals, once again highlights the strength of Bristol’s legal market and its key players. The...

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Legal 500 identifies Bristol’s top lawyers

October 2, 2014
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The Legal 500 names the following as Bristol leading lawyers: Omar Al-Nuaimi Osborne Clarke Banking and finance Neil Baker Clarke Willmott Planning Alan Barr Burges Salmon Corporate and commercial Michael Bothamley DAC Beachcroft Commercial property Andrew Braithwaite Thrings Intellectual property Paul Browne Burges Salmon Commercial property Roger Bull Burges...

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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

September 19, 2014
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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

BYEP, the Bristol-based social enterprise dedicated to mentoring, enterprise training and inspiring young people, is calling on businesses to support it as it embarks on an ambitious five-year plan to support young people from the inner city. The plan sets out key targets to support those who might find...

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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Circuit judge appointment for Bristol silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

September 15, 2014
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Circuit judge appointment for Bristol silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

Peter Blair, the Bristol-based QC who helped bring tax-avoiding celebrities such as Gary Barlow to book, has been appointed by the Queen as a circuit judge. Mr Blair, pictured, the head of Bristol’s Guildhall Chambers for the past eight years, will try civil and criminal cases at Swindon law...

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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

August 27, 2014
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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has advised its client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £3.6m investment in sustainable energy firm Ecovision Renewable Energy. The Burges Salmon team was led by partner Richard Spink with assistance from senior associates Douglas Streatfeild-James, Vanessa Barnicoat and solicitor Jenny Tran. The deal...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free...

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Burges Salmon team lead on the Co-op’s £249m farm disposal to Wellcome Trust

August 4, 2014
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Burges Salmon team lead on the Co-op’s £249m farm disposal to Wellcome Trust

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has advised the troubled Co-operative Group on the £249m sale of its farms to health charity the Wellcome Trust, which was announced this week. The high-profile transaction involved a strong team from Burges Salmon led by corporate partner Nick Graves and real estate partner...

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Osborne Clarke plans strategic alliance in Hong Kong as it takes first steps into Asian market

August 1, 2014
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Osborne Clarke plans strategic alliance in Hong Kong as it takes first steps into Asian market

Bristol-headquartered international law firm Osborne Clarke has entered the South East Asian market by making a significant hire in Hong Kong ahead of a proposed strategic alliance with a new law firm in the territory. Osborne Clarke has recruited Marcus Vass from Bird & Bird in Hong Kong in...

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Employment tribunal fees ‘severely limit access to justice’, according to Bristol academic study

July 29, 2014
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Employment tribunal fees ‘severely limit access to justice’, according to Bristol academic study

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com The introduction of employment tribunal fees a year ago has “severely limited access to justice” for workers, according to Bristol researchers who are calling for the system to be overhauled. Research by the universities of Bristol and Strathclyde found the number of claims made to...

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Temple Bright helps Tilstone grow UK real estate base

July 25, 2014
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Temple Bright helps Tilstone grow UK real estate base

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has advised Tilstone Investments on a series of significant real estate transactions, helping it grow its portfolio in the industrial and out-of-town retail property markets. The acquisitions mark Tilstone’s growing presence the UK real estate market, bringing with it years of experience under the...

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