Legal

TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

May 7, 2019
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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

The clean energy team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has hired the former general counsel of green energy firm Ecotricity as a partner. Tom Cowling, pictured, joins TLT as a partner in its commercial services group after more than eight years at the Stroud-based energy pioneer.  While there...

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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

May 7, 2019
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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

Bristol law firm Meade King has promoted three staff to partner level in its property and professional negligence teams. The three are Jodie Purdue, who works in Meade King’s residential property team, commercial property lawyer Heidi Bateman, and Simon Price, a lawyer in its dispute resolution and litigation department....

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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

May 3, 2019
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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

Fast-growing national logistics group Kinaxia has entered the South West market with the acquisition of Yate-based commercial transport operator David Hathaway. The move comes as founder David Hathaway, who launched the business in 1976 as a coal merchant, retires and hands over the reins to his three sons already...

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Bristol firm in merger aiming to create ‘intellectual property powerhouse’

May 3, 2019
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Bristol firm in merger aiming to create ‘intellectual property powerhouse’

Bristol-based European patent and trade mark attorneys Haseltine Lake has merged with a Yorkshire boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm to create what it is calling a “new powerhouse” for the sector. The combined firm has created an international business employing nearly 200 people across seven locations – Bristol,...

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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

May 3, 2019
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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

Bristol businesses looking for a corporate challenge can join a 470km cycle ride to Paris to and help raise money for the city’s hospitals. Now in its fifth year, the event will include 80 cyclists taking a new route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where...

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Director promotion for head of Greenaway Scott’s Bristol office

May 2, 2019
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Director promotion for head of Greenaway Scott’s Bristol office

Specialist corporate law firm Greenaway Scott has promoted associate director Lorna Bolton, who heads its Bristol office, to director. The firm, which focuses on fast-growth clients and mergers and acquisitions, launched the office at Temple Quay last autumn – adding to its existing regional offices in Cardiff and Swansea...

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Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office recruits new pensions partner from Burges Salmon

May 1, 2019
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Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office recruits new pensions partner from Burges Salmon

Pensions expert Claire Rankin has left Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon to join the local office of rival international legal practice Osborne Clarke as a partner. BClaire, pictured, is a highly regarded pensions practitioner who specialises in non-contentious pensions law. She arrives at Osborne Clarke after nine years with...

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Senior team gender diversity improved at TLT with latest raft of promotions

April 30, 2019
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Senior team gender diversity improved at TLT with latest raft of promotions

TLT is making up two associates and two legal directors to partner in a move that, along with a series of other promotions, improves the Bristol-headquartered national firm’s gender diversity at a senior level.  The newly promoted partners are corporate lawyer Nina Searle, pictured, and regulatory lawyer Duncan Reed,...

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Trio of top Scottish lawyers join Burges Salmon as it prepares to open base in Edinburgh

April 26, 2019
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Trio of top Scottish lawyers join Burges Salmon as it prepares to open base in Edinburgh

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon is to open an office in Edinburgh next month having secured three high-calibre partners from top-quality independent Scottish firms. The firm, which also has an office London, said the move recognised and responded to the needs of its clients and also aligned with...

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Top 50 law firm opens in Bristol with ambition to win market share

April 26, 2019
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Top 50 law firm opens in Bristol with ambition to win market share

Freeths has become the latest national law firm to open a base in Bristol as the city continues to grow in standing as one of the strongest legal centres outside London. The office, at Temple Quay, Bristol Temple Quarter, will be headed by a real estate specialist but will...

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Womble Bond Dickinson appoints pair of partners to Bristol office

April 26, 2019
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Two new partners have been appointed to transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) Bristol base as part of a series of senior promotions across its UK offices.  Joining the partnership are managing associates Sasha Hinton and Laura Brodie. Sasha, pictured right, a member of the firm’s property disputes...

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Rebrand for Jordans as it is fully integrated into Vistra more than two years after acquisition

April 23, 2019
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Rebrand for Jordans as it is fully integrated into Vistra more than two years after acquisition

Bristol-headquartered specialist legal and business services provider Jordans Group has rebranded as Vistra nearly two-and-a-half years after it was taken over by the corporate services multinational of the same name. Established more than 150 years ago, the group brings together a unique team of lawyers, accountants, trust managers, data...

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Bevan Brittan reappoints senior partner at same time as two partners join its board

April 23, 2019
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Bevan Brittan reappoints senior partner at same time as two partners join its board

Joanne Easterbrook has been reappointed as senior partner of Bristol-headquartered national law firm Bevan Brittan while two partners have been appointed to its board. Joanne, pictured, became senior partner in 2016 and will now hold the post for a further three-year term with effect from May 1 – the...

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