Legal

Revenue growth picks up at Burges Salmon on back of new client wins

July 26, 2019
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Revenue growth picks up at Burges Salmon on back of new client wins

A raft of new client wins has helped Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon grow annual revenue by 5.1% to £94.6m The firm, which employs around 750 people in its Bristol head office and London office, also increased operating profit by 1.8%.  The performance was above the previous year’s...

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Bevan Brittan head office building sold in £35m deal

July 26, 2019
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Bevan Brittan head office building sold in £35m deal

A prime waterside office building in Bristol city centre has changed hands in a £35m deal.  The freehold of 89,010 sq ft Kings Orchard overlooking Castle Park and the Floating Harbour has been acquired by London investment firm CCLA on behalf of clients Local Authorities Mutual Investment Trust from...

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Bristol Business News Blog: Kieren Windsor, Gregg Latchams. Professional advice can be the difference between business success and failure

July 24, 2019
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Bristol Business News Blog: Kieren Windsor, Gregg Latchams. Professional advice can be the difference between business success and failure

It’s very easy for start-ups and SMEs to overlook certain key legalities in the rush to get their business up and running or to meet the growing demand from customers, writes Kieren Windsor, head of in-house lawyer at Gregg Latchams. With tight budgets and small teams, few small businesses...

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Guide produced by Gregg Latchams to help couples experiencing relationship breakdown

July 24, 2019
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Guide produced by Gregg Latchams to help couples experiencing relationship breakdown

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has produced a family law advice booklet to help anyone going through relationship breakdown and trauma access the professional help they need. The advice-based brochure – the first produced by the firm – details a range of legal and support services and sources of...

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Honorary UWE doctorate for long-serving TLT managing partner

July 24, 2019
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Honorary UWE doctorate for long-serving TLT managing partner

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT’s managing partner David Pester has received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of England (UWE) in recognition of his services to leadership in business and the future of the legal profession. The Doctor of Business Administration was conferred at the Faculty...

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Foot Anstey maintains growth by restructuring its core sector teams

July 18, 2019
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Foot Anstey maintains growth by restructuring its core sector teams

Re-shaping its approach to some of its core sectors has paid off for South West law firm Foot Anstey, helping it achieve year-on-year turnover growth of 9% to £47.2m. The firm, which employs more than 500 staff across its seven offices including Bristol, said the latest figure maintains its...

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TLT targets £100m turnover as it maintains record of strong growth

July 18, 2019
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TLT targets £100m turnover as it maintains record of strong growth

Strong performances in the financial services, green energy and digital sectors helped Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT achieve a 6.8% increase in annual revenues to £87.6m. While the rate of increase was down on the previous year – when the firm returned to double-digit growth with 10% – it was...

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‘Pay-per-stay’ insurtech firm lands investment with help from Thrings’ Bristol office

July 17, 2019
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‘Pay-per-stay’ insurtech firm lands investment with help from Thrings’ Bristol office

Corporate lawyers in the Bristol office of South of England law firm Thrings have advised an insurance market disrupter on its successful first-round funding. Hampshire-based Guardhog specialises in providing ‘pay-per-stay’ cover to the short-term rental market for hosts with their properties on platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com.  Cover...

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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

July 11, 2019
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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

A workshop promising a hassle-free way to get a business up and running in the US takes place in Bristol next week. Called Land & Expand in the US: America Made Easy, the event, on Thursday July 18, is aimed at ambitious businesses that have considered launching in the...

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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go back to the future with new museum and office

July 11, 2019
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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go  back to the future with new museum and office

Bristol law firm Meade King has advised long-established city charity George Müller Charitable Trust on its move to a new home.  The trust, known as Müllers, is moving from its base in Cotham to a purpose-built office and museum in Ashley Down – one of the five orphanages founded...

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Bristol associate appointment strengthens Ashfords’ IP team

July 9, 2019
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Bristol associate appointment strengthens Ashfords’ IP team

National law firm Ashfords has expanded its intellectual property (IP) team with the appointment of Chris Sutoto-Haywood as an associate based in its Bristol office. Chris, pictured, was previously head of IP & media at Bristol and London firm Gregg Latchams.  Prior to that he worked for boutique IP...

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Bristol ‘holiday hunger’ charity backed by Gregg Latchams for next two years

July 9, 2019
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Bristol ‘holiday hunger’ charity backed by Gregg Latchams for next two years

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has selected Feeding Bristol – the organisation aiming to save thousands of children in the city from poor physical and mental health caused by ‘summer holiday hunger’ – as its charity for the next two years. Feeding Bristol aims to raise at least £100,000...

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Profit and revenue growth maintained at Bevan Brittan as its move into new markets pays off

July 5, 2019
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Profit and revenue growth maintained at Bevan Brittan as its move into new markets pays off

Expansion into new markets has helped national law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, maintain strong growth, with annual revenue, profits and investment all increasing. Net profit rose by 4.2% to £9.97m on turnover up 4.5% at £46m for the financial year 2018/19.  Its Bristol office,...

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