Legal

Two new joiners boost Clarke Willmott’s private capital team in Bristol

April 16, 2020
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The Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott has expanded its private capital team with the appointment of two solicitors. Jacqui Lazare joins as a senior associate while Georgia Collier has been appointed as a solicitor.  Jacqui, pictured right, specialises in estate planning, will drafting and all aspects...

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Bristol Business Blog: Sound financial management for professional practices in tough times. Fiona Westwood, partner, Smith & Williamson Bristol

April 15, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Sound financial management for professional practices in tough times. Fiona Westwood, partner, Smith & Williamson Bristol

In light of the challenging and fast-moving environment professional practices are operating in during the Covid-19 crisis, Fiona Westwood, partner and head of professional practices in Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, gives a summary of some key areas to focus on. Cash For firms operating as LLPs (and those...

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Michelmores appoints top cross-border lawyer as new partner in its family team

April 15, 2020
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Michelmores appoints top cross-border lawyer as new partner in its family team

International family law specialist Daniel Eames has joined regional law firm Michelmores as a partner to lead its award-winning family team. Ranked in Tier 1 (South West) by respected directory Legal 500, the team operates across Michelmore’s offices in Bristol, London and Exeter.  Daniel, pictured, will also work closely...

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Fourth diversity and inclusion network at Burges Salmon to focus on improving gender balance

April 9, 2020
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Fourth diversity and inclusion network at Burges Salmon to focus on improving gender balance

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has launched its fourth business-wide diversity and inclusion (D&I) network as it aims to improve its gender balance. Called BBalanced, the network will support its recently established gender taskforce in identifying priorities and objectives for the firm in line with its wider...

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Experienced commercial litigator joins Stephenson Law as head of dispute resolution

April 9, 2020
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Experienced commercial litigator joins Stephenson Law as head of dispute resolution

Alternative Bristol law firm Stephenson Law has hired commercial litigator James Pheasant as director and head of dispute resolution. James, pictured, who has joined from Carbon Law’s Bristol office, specialises in complex commercial disputes, representing clients in a broad spectrum of matters, including disputes with suppliers, customers, shareholders and...

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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

Bristol firms with staff working from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to help them ‘donate their commute’ to city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond. They can set up a virtual collection tin via the JustGiving app for their team to give the...

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Appointment brings medical negligence and personal injury expertise to Novum Law in Bristol

April 2, 2020
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Appointment brings medical negligence and personal injury expertise to Novum Law in Bristol

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has extended its offering in Bristol with the appointment of associate legal director Mary Smith. Mary’s arrival means the office now handles complex medical negligence and serious personal injury compensation claims. Previously it had specialised in helping clients affected by asbestos disease. ...

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Clean energy experts at TLT complete fourth major renewables deal for investment group

April 2, 2020
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alpha

National law firm TLT’s Bristol-based clean energy experts have completed on another major renewables asset deal as activity in the market shows no sign of tailing off.  In the team’s fourth transaction for Alpha Real Renewables, it advised on the London-based investment group’s acquisition of a portfolio of operational...

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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

April 1, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

Thrings’ commercial property partner Fionnuala Nolan and property litigation partner Michael Tatters consider the impact of the recently introduced Coronavirus Act on commercial property owners, their tenants, funders and investors. The UK government has enacted the Coronavirus Act with the purpose of defending its people and economy against the...

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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

April 1, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

Three-quarters of South West firms were hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the first two weeks of March, according to a new survey which also shows the outbreak has triggered a marked fall in businesses confidence in the region. Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer – a monthly survey of more...

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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

March 30, 2020
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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

Six new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon across a number of its key teams, including private client, healthcare, real estate, dispute resolution and employment. The firm said the move, which will take its total number of partners to 96 from May 1, reflected...

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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that...

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Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

March 27, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

Bristol firms have been coming to terms with a new and unprecedented way of doing business against a backdrop of a complete lockdown of the city and the cancellation of all events. But as a city built on innovation, many are looking at new ways of doing business –...

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