Legal

Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

January 31, 2019
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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

Business leaders in Bristol are being encouraged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes for recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2019 champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region....

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Senior partner re-elected as TLT looks ahead to period of ‘growth and transformation’

January 28, 2019
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Senior partner re-elected as TLT looks ahead to period of ‘growth and transformation’

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered law firm, has re-elected Andrew Glynn as senior partner for a second three-year term. The election was uncontested. In his role as senior partner Andrew, pictured, sits on the firm’s governance & oversight board and chairs both its remuneration and promotions committees. He also leads the...

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Financial Services Compensation Scheme panel re-appointments for Bristol firms

January 25, 2019
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Financial Services Compensation Scheme panel re-appointments for Bristol firms

Two Bristol headquartered national law firms have been appointed by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to its second legal panel. Burges Salmon and Bevan Brittan will provide core legal services to the eight-firm panel, playing key roles in helping FSCS drive forward its strategic aims.  Both were re-appointed...

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Ashfords celebrates major rise in transactions during 2018 as it strengthens lead role in tech deals

January 25, 2019
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Ashfords celebrates major rise in transactions during 2018 as it strengthens lead role in tech deals

The value of transactions completed by dealmakers at South West law firm Ashfords has jumped by a third over the past 12 months. The firm completed deals totalling more than £900m in 2018, an increase of £320m over the previous year. Transactions included investments, re-financing and share transfers.  The...

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Burges Salmon’s firm-wide focus on combining people, skills and tech to encourage innovation

January 25, 2019
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Burges Salmon’s firm-wide focus on combining people, skills and tech to encourage innovation

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon is aiming to educate and inspire its staff about how they work, both internally and directly with clients, in a new initiative. The first instalment of its B-Innovative Week took place last week, with the firm collaborating with Bristol science and education centre...

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WBD corporate team’s work on health food deal satisfies client’s appetite for investment

January 24, 2019
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WBD corporate team’s work on health food deal satisfies client’s appetite for investment

Lawyers in the Bristol office of Womble Bond Dickinson have worked with longstanding investment client Piper to back a rapid-growth firm that creates and delivers healthy food boxes. Piper, the UK’s leading specialist investor in consumer brands, has made a £6m investment into London-based Mindful Chef, which last year...

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Lawyer with reputation for handling ‘mission critical’ disputes joins Michelmores as partner

January 23, 2019
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Lawyer with reputation for handling ‘mission critical’ disputes joins Michelmores as partner

South West regional law firm Michelmores has appointed Charles Courtenay as partner in its commercial and regulatory disputes team to support its growing national and international client base. Charles, pictured, also brings expertise to the firm’s cross-border disputes, intellectual property and technology practices.  He joins a team of 25...

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Award-winning lawyer appointment builds on Davies and Partners’ construction team’s success

January 18, 2019
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Award-winning lawyer appointment builds on Davies and Partners’ construction team’s success

Davies and Partners Solicitors has appointed leading construction lawyer Sean Randall-Morris to develop its contentious and dispute resolution service for construction clients. Sean, pictured, joins the firm’s Aztec West, Bristol, office as a senior associate. He was previously head of chambers at arbitration firm St Catherine Chambers in London....

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Half-dozen partner promotions at VWV sets new record for expanding firm

January 15, 2019
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Half-dozen partner promotions at VWV sets new record for expanding firm

A record six lawyers at Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV have been promoted to partners. The promotions span several teams and offices and include Kris Robbetts and Nicola Bickham in the Bristol office’s litigation & employment, Christina Le Riche and Madeleine Wakeley in the firm’s real estate department (London and...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part...

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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

January 11, 2019
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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

Bristol businesses looking to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their workforce as well as their attractiveness to diverse and younger markets can get help through a new training course developed by city-based youth empowerment organisation Babbasa. Called Bridging the Gap, Babbasa’s professional development programme, harnesses its research and...

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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

January 11, 2019
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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

Bristol robotics firm Open Bionics, which makes innovative hi-tech prosthetic limbs for amputees, has raised £4.7m to help it become a global player.  The firm, founded four years ago by CEO Joel Gibbard and COO Samantha Payne, pictured, and based at UWE’s Future Space innovation hub, secured the funding...

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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

January 11, 2019
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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

The Bristol bases of four national law firms are celebrating success in one of the UK’s most prestigious legal sector award schemes. VWV, TLT and Burges Salmon – all headquartered in Bristol – and transatlantic firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s office in the city were among the winners at the...

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