Legal

Osborne Clarke makes three partner promotions in Bristol

May 21, 2019
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Three lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office are among eight being promoted to partner in the UK. The move brings the total number of partners internationally to more than 260 at the firm, which has its roots in Bristol. The new partners come from a range of sectors,...

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Newport insurance group completes management buyout with help from Bristol advisors

May 17, 2019
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Newport insurance group completes management buyout with help from Bristol advisors

Bristol corporate finance and legal expertise has helped a South Wales insurance broker with strong links to the city complete a management buyout and prepare for international growth. Bristol-based boutique corporate finance firm Momentum provided the lead financial advice for the MBO of Newport-headquartered Acquis, while a team from...

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Burges Salmon team gets Virgin Sport fitness deal with Nike across the line

May 17, 2019
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Burges Salmon team gets Virgin Sport fitness deal with Nike across the line

The intellectual property (IP) and commercial team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s has advised Virgin Sport on its multi-year partnership with Nike. Under the deal Nike has become a partner of Virgin Sport’s Hackney Festival of Fitness, through which Virgin Sport and Nike will encourage 10,000 Londoners...

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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

May 17, 2019
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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

The shareholders of Plastic Surgeon, the UK’s largest surface repair specialists, have been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT on its acquisition by global expert in property damage control Polygon Group. Devon-headquartered Plastic Surgeon provides high-quality, long-lasting repairs to any hard surface for a range of industries including...

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Thrings acts for steel stockholder as it moves into manufacturing with takeover of near neighbour

May 16, 2019
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Thrings acts for steel stockholder as it moves into manufacturing with takeover of near neighbour

The Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings has helped the UK’s largest independent pre-stressing steel stockholder and distributor buy a steel manufacturing business based less than a mile away. Megasteel, based just outside Malmesbury, Wiltshire, acquired Sweetnam & Bradley, based in the town, for an undisclosed sum. Both...

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Foot Anstey makes five partner promotions to recognise ‘well-respected’ lawyers

May 16, 2019
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South West law firm Foot Anstey has made up three of its lawyers to partner while also promoting two existing partners to higher equity levels. Will Whitt (banking) and Mark Rhys-Jones (dispute resolution) – both based in the firm’s Bristol office – are now mid-equity and senior equity partner...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Vets’ practice looking for more growth after joining independent national group

May 10, 2019
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Vets’ practice looking for more growth after joining independent national group

Emersons Green Veterinary Surgery has joined the Independent Vetcare (IVC) network, made up of more than 700 practices across the UK. IVC’s business model enables local practices to “be part of something bigger,” benefiting from greatly increased resources and investment while retaining their own distinct identity and team.  While...

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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

May 10, 2019
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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

The opportunities and challenges of using AI and data science in professional services and their likely impact on productivity and the future of work are to be jointly explored by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon and the University of Bristol. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding...

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Clarke Willmott team’s 100-mile, three-day feat of endurance brings in £20,000 for two charities

May 10, 2019
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Clarke Willmott team’s 100-mile, three-day feat of endurance brings in £20,000 for two charities

Staff from national law firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office have raised more than £20,000 by taking part in a 100-mile challenge from North Devon to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The 16-strong team of partners, lawyers, office staff and friends completed the gruelling three-day trek – called SWAY100 – over...

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Michelmores promotes senior associate and barrister to partners in its Bristol office

May 10, 2019
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Regional law firm Michelmores has promoted two key members of its Bristol office to partner. Edward Porter becomes a partner in the private wealth team, while Adam Corbin has been made partner in the agriculture team.  Edward, pictured right, joined Michelmores in 2013 from the Bristol office of international...

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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

May 10, 2019
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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

Inclusivity in the South West’s burgeoning intellectual property (IP) sector is being encouraged by a group of professionals who have set up a regional chapter of national organisation IP Inclusive. Founded in 2015 by four IP-related trade associations, IP Inclusive aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and supportive...

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Raft of promotions at Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

May 8, 2019
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Raft of promotions at Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

National law firm Bevan Brittan has promoted eight lawyers in its Bristol head office as part of its end-of-financial year promotions round. The promotions, which have taken immediate effect, include two new legal directors, a new senior associate and five new associates.  Richard Hiscoke (commercial & infrastructure) and Anne...

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