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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

October 21, 2022
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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

A campaign to help businesses across the West of England reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels and embrace a greener future through simple, practical steps has been launched. Bristol-based Action Net Zero’s Beacon of Hope initiative will reach out to firms, as well as communities and individuals, to...

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Burges Salmon’s school programme lands Gold in national social mobility awards scheme

October 21, 2022
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Burges Salmon’s school programme lands Gold in national social mobility awards scheme

Working with schools to improve social mobility and support less-advantaged students has earned Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon a major award. The firm secured Gold at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2022 (SOMOs), having been highly commended in the Community Programme of the Year category.  The SOMOs recognise...

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National Farmers Union reappoints two firms to its legal panel for the South West

October 21, 2022
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National Farmers Union reappoints two firms to its legal panel for the South West

Two law firms with major offices in Bristol have been reappointed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) to its legal panel of expert law firms following an extensive re-selection process. Foot Anstey and Clarke Willmott will work closely with the NFU to support its 9,000 farming member businesses in...

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Bristol corporate lawyer to be next UK managing partner of Osborne Clarke

October 19, 2022
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Bristol corporate lawyer to be next UK managing partner of Osborne Clarke

International legal firm Osborne Clarke has appointed a Bristol-based senior lawyer as its next UK managing partner. Conrad Davies, pictured, currently a corporate partner and the international head of the urban dynamics group, will succeed Ray Berg when he takes up the role on 1 January.  Conrad joined Osborne...

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Senior associate joins Barcan+Kirby to help develop its corporate and commercial team

October 18, 2022
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Senior associate joins Barcan+Kirby to help develop its corporate and commercial team

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has continued to strengthen its commercial division with the appointment of senior associate Premila Patel. Premila, pictured, joins the firm’s corporate and commercial team to support its growth and help develop the firm’s network of key clients and contacts within Bristol.  She previously worked as...

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City’s legal firms prepare to go head-to-head as shortlist for coveted BLS Awards is revealed

October 14, 2022
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City’s legal firms prepare to go head-to-head as shortlist for coveted BLS Awards is revealed

Bristol’s top legal firms and some of their most talented lawyers and support staff will battle it out next month at one of the city’s top awards ceremonies. The prestigious Bristol Law Society (BLS) Awards recognise excellence in the legal profession in the Bristol area, celebrating outstanding work carried...

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TLT team works with rapid-growth smart money fintech to bring in its latest $35m investment

October 12, 2022
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TLT team works with rapid-growth smart money fintech to bring in its latest $35m investment

Lawyers from the Bristol HQ of TLT have advised leading pan-European fintech Monese on a $35m (£31.6m) investment from HSBC aimed at spurring further expansion for the pioneering business. London and Tallinn-based Monese offers smart money services to millions of consumers across Europe.  The HSBC funding is part of...

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Clinical negligence ‘heavyweight’ to join Enable Law in Bristol as new legal director

October 12, 2022
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Clinical negligence ‘heavyweight’ to join Enable Law in Bristol as new legal director

Enable Law, the Bristol-headquartered specialist legal practice, has recruited Stewart Young as a legal director in its clinical negligence team. He will join from London litigation specialist law firm Stewarts, where he specialises in clinical negligence claims involving catastrophic injury.  Stewart, pictured, has a background in healthcare disputes having...

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GL Law completes merger with Shakespeare Martineau to give it springboard for regional expansion

October 7, 2022
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GL Law completes merger with Shakespeare Martineau to give it springboard for regional expansion

National full-service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has completed its merger with historic Bristol firm GL Law – expanding its reach into the South West for the first time. As part of the move, announced in May, GL Law will now operate under the Shakespeare Martineau brand. Its Queen Square...

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Temple Bright launches new website from Bath-based agency Design for Digital

October 6, 2022
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Temple Bright launches new website from Bath-based agency Design for Digital

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has carried out a rebranding exercise in collaboration with Bath-based design agency Design for Digital. At the heart of the project is a new website for the firm – https://www.templebright.com/ – which includes two new short films aimed at clients and lawyers.  Temple...

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Osborne Clarke partner recognised for his contribution to diversity in Bristol’s Stepping Up programme

October 6, 2022
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Stepping Up

A commitment to promoting diversity and unlocking the potential within Bristol’s communities has earned a partner in the city office of international law firm Osborne Clarke a major accolade. Employment lawyer Julian Hemming received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity from a Stepping Up, the organisation aiming to...

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Partner takes up new role as commercial disputes head at Ashfords

October 5, 2022
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Partner takes up new role as commercial disputes head at Ashfords

National law firm Ashfords has appointed Andrew Perkins as its new commercial disputes head, replacing partner Rory Mac Neice, who will continue to lead the firm’s sport practice. Andrew has been a commercial disputes partner at Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, for 10 years, principally focussing on...

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Leading-edge work in Islamic finance sector earns Foot Anstey top FinTech award

October 3, 2022
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Leading-edge work in Islamic finance sector earns Foot Anstey top FinTech award

National law firm Foot Anstey has been named Fintech Law Firm of the Year 2022 at a prestigious specialist awards scheme – thanks to the efforts of its Bristol-based Islamic finance team. The Islamic Finance News (IFN) Law Awards celebrate and honour the best firms operating in the sector...

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