Legal

Foot Anstey boosts its financial services litigation offering with experienced partner appointment

January 9, 2024
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Foot Anstey boosts its financial services litigation offering with experienced partner appointment

A financial services litigator and senior lecturer at UWE Bristol has joined national law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as a partner in its banking and finance team to drive its contentious financial services regulatory practice. Sonya Zywko, pictured, has had a career spanning private practice, as a regulator...

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Bristol law firms leading UK on path to net zero championed in latest legal sector green report

January 5, 2024
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Bristol law firms leading UK on path to net zero championed in latest legal sector green report

Nine law firms with offices in Bristol have been showcased in the 2024 edition of a ground-breaking legal sector report highlighting the sector’s key contributors to the UK’s green transition. National and international firms TLT, Foot Anstey and Womble Bond Dickinson all featured in the inaugural Legal 500 UK...

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High-profile event will offer chance to learn more about Bristol’s innovative legaltech sector

January 4, 2024
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High-profile event will offer chance to learn more about Bristol’s innovative legaltech sector

The strength of Bristol’s pioneering legaltech ecosystem will come under the spotlight at an event later this month aimed at those interested in learning more about the sector, whether they work in law, technology, academia or finance. Organised by Bristol Law Society and LawtechUK, a Ministry of Justice-backed initiative,...

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Acclaimed ‘change agent’ joins Clarke Willmott as firm’s first director of transformation

January 4, 2024
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Acclaimed ‘change agent’ joins Clarke Willmott as firm’s first director of transformation

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed its first director of transformation as it seeks to place innovation at the core of its response to an increasingly competitive legal marketplace. Clarke Willmott said Rachel Barnes, pictured, had joined with “a remit to establish...

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Former Temple Bright partner joins Foot Anstey to strengthen its commercial team

January 3, 2024
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Former Temple Bright partner joins Foot Anstey to strengthen its commercial team

National law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed Sam Elworthy as a partner in its commercial team. Sam, pictured, previously worked at Bristol law firm Temple Bright, which he joined in 2013 as a partner to open its London office. Prior to that he...

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Bevan Brittan’s biggest-ever charity donation gives Bristol young people’s group a £25,000 boost

January 2, 2024
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Bevan Brittan’s biggest-ever charity donation gives Bristol young people’s group a £25,000 boost

A Bristol charity that works with homeless and at-risk young people has received a much-needed financial boost worth £25,000 from national law firm Bevan Brittan’s office in the city. Fundraisers from the firm worked throughout last year to bring in money for 1625 Independent People, which works to prevent...

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Short move for Barcan+Kirby as it relocates city centre office to nearby refurbished building

December 15, 2023
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Short move for Barcan+Kirby as it relocates city centre office to nearby refurbished building

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has relocated its central Bristol base from Queen Square to a refurbished office building a stone’s throw away in Prince Street. The firm, which was formed in 2015 after a series of mergers between a number of smaller law firms, is leasing a 3,599 sq...

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Womble Bond Dickinson vows to increase disability inclusion with commitment to raft of new actions

December 12, 2023
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Womble Bond Dickinson vows to increase disability inclusion with commitment to raft of new actions

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), which has an office in Bristol, has demonstrated its commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and support for people with disabilities by partnering with a major legal sector organisation. It has become one of 90-plus leading law firms across the UK,...

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Burges Salmon secures major UK acquisition for expanding US brand experience firm

December 12, 2023
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Burges Salmon secures major UK acquisition for expanding US brand experience firm

A team from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised a US-based brand experience business on a major UK acquisition – the latest cross-border deal for its corporate and merger & acquisition team. Moss, which specialises in premium graphics and custom installations for exhibitions and retail environments for clients...

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Official approval for Osborne Clarke’s ambitious target to slash its emissions and reach net zero

December 8, 2023
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Official approval for Osborne Clarke’s ambitious target to slash its emissions and reach net zero

International law firm Osborne Clarke, which has a major office in Bristol, has become one of the first UK businesses to have its net zero targets officially validated. The firm, which employs around 800 people in Bristol and also has UK offices in London and Reading, is among the...

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Temple Bright acts for Bristol waste firm on deal to inject £7m into its state-of-the-art recycling sites

December 6, 2023
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Temple Bright acts for Bristol waste firm on deal to inject £7m into its state-of-the-art recycling sites

Law firm Temple Bright has advised Bristol-based waste management firm ETM Recycling on its £7m facility from NatWest. ETM, which operates the South West’s largest waste management fleet, will use the cash injection to make significant upgrades to its state-of-the-art facilities in the city. This will strengthen its recycling...

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Ashfords’ specialist food and drink offering boosted with appointment of new legal partner

December 6, 2023
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Ashfords’ specialist food and drink offering boosted with appointment of new legal partner

UK law firm Ashfords has strengthened its commercial intellectual property (IP) team, which has a focus on non-contentious IP, food and regulatory law, with the arrival of Kristy Coleman as legal director. Kristy joins from Huddersfield firm Greengage where she was a partner for 18 months. Ashfords, which has...

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Call goes out for submissions to South West’s most prestigious property awards

December 6, 2023
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Call goes out for submissions to South West’s most prestigious property awards

The prestigious property awards staged by regional law firm Michelmores are returning early in 2024, marking 21 years of celebrating the South West’s best property, development and construction projects. The awards – regarded as among the most coveted in the region – will also include a new category showcasing...

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