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Five partner promotions “reflect benefits of independence,” says Burges Salmon

March 28, 2019
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Five partner promotions “reflect benefits of independence,” says Burges Salmon

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has made five promotions in a move it says reflects its continued growth in key areas including pensions disputes, banking, rail, corporate finance and real estate disputes. Suzanne Padmore becomes a partner in the firm’s pensions disputes team. Suzanne specialises in pensions disputes, pensions...

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Construction equipment group builds its UK coverage further with Scottish acquisition

March 28, 2019
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Construction equipment group builds its UK coverage further with Scottish acquisition

An acquisition in Scotland supported by long-term legal advisers TLT has continued Bristol-based Molson Construction Equipment’s fast-paced expansion. Molson, the UK’s largest independent construction equipment supplier, has taken over Finlay Scotland in a move that gives it the distribution rights for Terex Finlay mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment...

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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bristol’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories...

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FirstGroup on track to compete on East Coast mainline thanks to Burges Salmon train deal

March 26, 2019
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FirstGroup on track to compete on East Coast mainline thanks to Burges Salmon train deal

The rail industry team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised long-standing client FirstGroup’s East Coast Trains subsidiary on a procurement deal to add new trains to its fleet. East Coast Trains has been granted open access rights to compete against East Coast Main Line intercity operator...

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Gregg Latchams licensing team help keep St Pauls community pub open

March 26, 2019
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Gregg Latchams licensing team help keep St Pauls community pub open

The last remaining community pub in an inner-city area of Bristol has been saved from closure by the licensing team of city-based law firm Gregg Latchams Solicitors. The police had recommended that The Criterion in St Pauls, which was plagued last year by a series of violent incidents, have...

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Bristol children’s cancer charity first to benefit from law firm Ashfords’ foundation

March 22, 2019
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Bristol children’s cancer charity first to benefit from law firm Ashfords’ foundation

West law firm Ashfords newly-established charitable foundation has awarded its first grant – to children’s cancer charity Dexter’s Odyssey. Based in Kingswood, the charity was established last year in memory of Dexter Liebow, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in 2016. He underwent more than 20 rounds of...

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Temple Bright grows professionals practice as ‘adviser to the advisers’

March 22, 2019
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Temple Bright grows professionals practice as ‘adviser to the advisers’

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has continued to grow its South West construction practice through a raft of new appointments by architects, interior designers and planning consultants in Bristol. The moves reflect a wider and developing focus of the firm as an adviser to other professional firms. ...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns to Bristol in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns to Bristol in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will...

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Gregg Latchams family lawyer gives expert advice to separating couples in new book

March 18, 2019
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Gregg Latchams family lawyer gives expert advice to separating couples in new book

A senior associate at Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has contributed to a new book which aims to help parents who are separating. 101 Questions Answered About Separating With Children contains information and guidance for parents from a range of expert family solicitors, barristers, mediators and other professionals, including...

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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 15, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation,...

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VWV staff’s feet of endurance earn them top places for The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge

March 14, 2019
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VWV staff’s feet of endurance earn them top places for The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge

Bristol-based law firm VWV has raised £11,660 in support of The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge, with one of its teams claiming first place for fundraising out of nearly 700 from across the country. The firm as a whole also ended up in first place overall for funds raised...

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Solicitor apprenticeship scheme started by Womble Bond Dickinson and Bristol City Council

March 12, 2019
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Solicitor apprenticeship scheme started by Womble Bond Dickinson and Bristol City Council

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has teamed up with Bristol City Council to launch a solicitor apprenticeship scheme aimed at widening entry to the legal profession. The apprenticeships will take six years to complete and consist of four years studying towards a law...

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Colston Hall outlines how Bristol firms can play their part in venue’s long-awaited transformation

March 8, 2019
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Colston Hall outlines how Bristol firms can play their part in venue’s long-awaited transformation

Bristol businesses have been told how they can play a part in the city’s biggest ever arts redevelopment project. Bristol Music Trust, the charity behind Colston Hall, has officially launched opportunities to support the transformation of the iconic venue.  Bristol businesses recently gathered at Avon Gorge by Hotel Du...

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