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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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New president elected to Bristol Law Society

December 2, 2013
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New president elected to Bristol Law Society

Ben Tarrant, a real estate partner at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT, has been elected president of Bristol Law Society at its annual general meeting. Ben has been on the society’s council and executive for the past three years and was a key part of the team which implemented...

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Housing market recovery helps specialist property law firm Hoffman Male create jobs

December 2, 2013
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Housing market recovery helps specialist property law firm Hoffman Male create jobs

Expanding West property law firm Hoffman Male is taking on more staff as it starts to benefit from the housing market recovery. The firm is seeking two conveyancers – one each for its offices in Swindon and Bristol – to help with a growing caseload linked to the higher...

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Law firm Morgan Cole in three-way merger discussions

November 29, 2013
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Law firm Morgan Cole in three-way merger discussions

Morgan Cole, the regional law firm with a Bristol office, is in talks over a possible three-way merger with two other firms to create a new top 40 UK firm with revenues of nearly £100m. The tie-up with Blake Lapthorn and Boyes Turner would result in a firm with...

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Partner appointment boosts law firm Thrings’ private client team

November 29, 2013
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Partner appointment boosts law firm Thrings’ private client team

Regional law firm Thrings has strengthened its succession, estates and tax planning offering with the appointment of Victoria Smyth as partner. Victoria, pictured, a specialist private client solicitor, providing a comprehensive wealth management, wills, trusts and tax service for businesses and individual clients, has joined from Bristol-based national firm...

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