Legal

Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

January 11, 2019
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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its Bristol office with the appointment of transport and automotive partner Ed Barratt from city rival Burges Salmon. Ed, pictured, who has spent his entire career at Burges Salmon since qualifying in 2004, will join the transport and automotive sector as part...

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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

January 10, 2019
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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has led on another major deal in the oil and gas industry as it continues to strengthen its position as a lead player for energy sector transactions. A multidisciplinary team from the firm headed by Bristol-based corporate partner Simon Hewes advised...

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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

January 9, 2019
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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

Business development consultant Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed by Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams to support its growth. Ms Jenkins, a director at sales and marketing specialist Results with Marketing and associate director at business development consultancy Tinderbox – both also based in Bristol – will work closely with...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards...

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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

December 21, 2018
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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

The corporate team at the Bristol headquarters of national law firm TLT have acted for UK door sealing systems group Lorient on its sale to the international security group behind Yale locks. The TLT team, led by partner Andrew Webber, pictured, worked with UK-based and overseas legal teams including...

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Womble Bond Dickinson earns Planet Mark certification after slashing its carbon emissions

December 20, 2018
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Womble Bond Dickinson earns Planet Mark certification after slashing its carbon emissions

Measures such as investing in LED lights, clearly labelling recycling bins and reducing corporate travel by using Skype have helped transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) reduce its carbon emissions by 16% this year. The figure is more than three times the target set by the firm, which...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the specialist IT group with a base in Bristol, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the Chippenham-headquartered group as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the...

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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

December 18, 2018
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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

To cynical observers such as BrandSoup, the festive season may hold few surprises – the same old songs, the same old traditions, the same old advertising campaigns. And that’s precisely why we love it so much: it’s a beacon of consistency and reliability in a fast-moving, uncertain world.  So...

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Crossman Homes advised by Temple Bright on much-needed social housing development

December 14, 2018
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Crossman Homes advised by Temple Bright on much-needed social housing development

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised residential developer Crossman Homes on a deal with Yarlington Housing Association to provide social housing in Bristol. Bath-headquartered Crossman Homes will redevelop the Speedwell Swimming Baths site on Whitefield Road, creating 31 affordable homes for local people, pictured in a...

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Lord Mayor of London’s Bristol fact-finding visit gives law firm chance to showcase its innovation

December 14, 2018
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Lord Mayor of London’s Bristol fact-finding visit gives law firm chance to showcase its innovation

International legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has hosted a visit by the Lord Mayor of London as part of a nationwide fact-finding tour.  Peter Estlin, who was recently elected Lord Mayor of the City of London, met several Osborne Clarke partners and heard about the firm’s three key focusing on...

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Bristol law firms help steer investment deal for pioneering carbon hybrid car wheel maker

December 14, 2018
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Bristol law firms help steer investment deal for pioneering carbon hybrid car wheel maker

The Bristol offices of law firms TLT and Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) have advised on a multi-million pound deal that will drive innovation and create jobs at a West of England car and motorbike wheel manufacturer. London-based Puma Investments is injecting £3.6m of private equity into Dymag, a pioneering...

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