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New Bristol Law Society president takes up post with pledge to build the ‘Bristol brand’

November 23, 2018
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New Bristol Law Society president takes up post with pledge to build the ‘Bristol brand’

Nick Lee, managing director of specialist costs management firm Paragon Costs, is the new president of Bristol Law Society (BLS). Nick was elected during the country’s oldest law society’s AGM on Tuesday. A council member since 2013, he has been a central part of the organisation’s transformation into a...

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Call for a unified voice for the region’s construction and property industry to attract talent

November 23, 2018
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Call for a unified voice for the region’s construction and property industry to attract talent

The property and construction industry needs to wake up and embrace change if it is to move with the times and attract the right talent, a recent Women in Property South West event was told. Many firms in the sector accepted that change is needed but were unsure what...

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$13m fintech deal handled by Ashfords for back office disrupter

November 23, 2018
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$13m fintech deal handled by Ashfords for back office disrupter

Lawyers from the Bristol office of regional firm Ashfords have helped advise an innovative fintech business on a $13m (£10m) investment. London-based Form3 provides cloud-based connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services for clients, including a wide range of regulated financial institutions such as banks, non-bank financial institutions and...

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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by UWE Bristol, NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector that...

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Recognition for WBD’s Bristol-based talent with managing associate and associate promotions

November 22, 2018
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Recognition for WBD’s Bristol-based talent with managing associate and associate promotions

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has made six promotions to managing associate and associate roles in its Bristol office. Jo Martin (employment), Ashley Borthwick (commercial disputes) and Sara Jones (operational property) have been promoted to managing associate while George Morton-Jack (planning & infrastructure), Heather Strickland (employment) and...

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New partners boost immigration and agricultural teams in DAC Beachcroft’s Bristol office

November 21, 2018
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International law firm DAC Beachcroft is to develop its Bristol office’s immigration and agricultural offerings following two new partner appointments. Shahjahan Ali has joined to head the office’s immigration team while Ann Isaacs has been promoted to lead the agricultural and highway claims teams. Shahjahan, pictured, joins from Pathfynder...

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Foot Anstey research reveals ‘surprise lack of crisis planning’ at retailers, despite sector’s problems

November 20, 2018
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Foot Anstey research reveals ‘surprise lack of crisis planning’ at retailers, despite sector’s problems

Just over half of UK retail businesses have no crisis plan for dealing with a serious reputational issue, a survey for South West law firm Foot Anstey has revealed. And at around 50% of firms, ultimate responsibility for reputation and brand management rests not with the CEO but senior...

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First non-executive director joins TLT as it looks for growth in evolving market

November 20, 2018
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First non-executive director joins TLT as it looks for growth in evolving market

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has appointed Jeremy Horner as its first non-executive director. He will advise on strategy development and future growth opportunities as the firm seeks further growth in a rapidly-changing market. Jeremy, pictured, is an experienced non-executive director with a portfolio that includes the UK patent...

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Jobs saved as Bristol fitness centre buys South West trampoline parks out of administration

November 16, 2018
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Jobs saved as Bristol fitness centre buys South West trampoline parks out of administration

The firm behind a Bristol-based indoor climbing wall and fitness centre has stepped in to save more than 80 jobs by buying a failed trampoline park operator from its administrators. Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre on Winterstoke Road took over Freedog, which had run the parks in Bristol and Swindon,...

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Aardman draws on TLT’s expertise to turn employee ownership trust idea into reality

November 16, 2018
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Aardman draws on TLT’s expertise to turn employee ownership trust idea into reality

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing city-based client Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman on the effective sale of the business to its workforce. Aardman founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord have transferred the majority of the company’s shares into an employee ownership trust which will hold them on...

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Human rights award for former UWE law student now working on Cambridge Analytica data case

November 16, 2018
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Human rights award for former UWE law student now working on Cambridge Analytica data case

A graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society. Ravi Naik was awarded the accolade by the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales for his role in the high-profile Cambridge Analytica...

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WBD helps school uniform firm with another acquisition as it measures up growth opportunities

November 15, 2018
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WBD helps school uniform firm with another acquisition as it measures up growth opportunities

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has helped leading school uniform supplier Banner snap up another smaller rival in its second deal in less than five months. Trowbridge-based Banner, which has also operated the Blue Max Banner and BMB brands, bought Stockport-based F.R. Monkhouse...

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Ashfords helps secure £5m investment for pioneering cashflow management software firm

November 14, 2018
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Ashfords helps secure £5m investment for pioneering cashflow management software firm

The Bristol-based corporate finance team at South West law firm Ashfords has advised on a £5m US investment into a company harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to help small and medium-sized businesses with their cashflow. London-based Fluidly received the funding from New York-based venture capital firm Nyca Partners in a...

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