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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 9, 2018
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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

Bristol’s highly talented workforce and its unparalleled collaborative approach mean it is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study published this week. The Bristol city-region, which includes Bath, is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on...

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Raft of Bristol appointments bolster Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate offering

November 9, 2018
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Raft of Bristol appointments bolster Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate offering

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has strengthened its real estate sector team in Bristol with seven new appointments. Managing associate Lorrae Hendry and three new associates – Mary Waters, Joanna Gannon and Martin Bailey – have joined WBD’s Temple Quay office while Kate Higgins, Tomas Griffiths and...

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Ashfords’ activity in international tech sector lifts it up global dealmaking league table

November 9, 2018
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Ashfords’ activity in international tech sector lifts it up global dealmaking league table

A spate of deals in the tech sector has helped South West law firm Ashfords improve its ranking in a global league table of the most active in venture capital and private equity-backed transactions. The firm has moved up from fourth to third in Europe in the latest quarterly...

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Bristol women’s basketball team flying high with support from Meade King

November 8, 2018
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Bristol women’s basketball team flying high with support from Meade King

Bristol commercial law firm Meade King is to sponsor the Bristol Flyers Women’s basketball team as it aims to establish itself as a leading force in the sport. For Meade King, which will be the main kit sponsor, the move is part of its drive to support women’s and...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 2, 2018
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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bristol’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the city’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the...

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TLT and KPMG Bristol teams handle sale of Somerset minerals firm to Swedish group

November 2, 2018
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TLT and KPMG Bristol teams handle sale of Somerset minerals firm to Swedish group

The corporate team in the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT and accountancy group KPMG’s corporate finance team in the city have advised on a major and highly complex transaction in the industrial minerals market. The sale of Somerset-headquartered family business Francis Flower to Swedish state-owned LKAB...

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Ashfords continues to strengthen Bristol office with trio of new joiners from rival firms

November 2, 2018
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Ashfords continues to strengthen Bristol office with trio of new joiners from rival firms

Three more lateral hires from rival Bristol firms have joined regional law firm Ashfords’ office in the city as it continues its strong growth. Derek Moore joins the social housing team as a legal director from TLT, while Michael Duncan arrives from Womble Bond Dickinson to become a member...

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Legal director appointment latest lateral hire for Foot Anstey as it continues to grow Bristol office

November 1, 2018
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Legal director appointment latest lateral hire for Foot Anstey as it continues to grow Bristol office

The Bristol office of South West law firm Foot Anstey has appointed Mark Li as a legal director in its commercial property team – its second lateral hire from rival Womble Bond Dickinson in a month. Mark, pictured, spent more than 15 years at Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office,...

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Burges Salmon advises firm behind world’s first zero-emissions catamaran

November 1, 2018
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Burges Salmon advises firm behind world’s first zero-emissions catamaran

Cleantech experts at Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon’s have strengthened their lead role in Northern Ireland’s green energy market by advising on a facility for the team designing the world’s first zero-emissions automated catamaran.   The site in Belfast Harbour will provide a base for engineers at Artemis...

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Experienced compliance and risk manager joins Meade King

October 31, 2018
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Experienced compliance and risk manager joins Meade King

Bristol commercial law firm Meade King has appointed experienced solicitor and former journalist Sharron Athay as its new compliance and risk manager. Sharron, pictured, joins Meade King from the Bristol office of Cardiff-based personal injury firm NewLaw Solicitors, where she was a technical development advisor and compliance auditor responsible...

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Law firms fear competition more than Brexit, new research reveals

October 26, 2018
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Law firms fear competition more than Brexit, new research reveals

Increasing competition, rather than Brexit, is the biggest challenge facing the West’s law firms, according to new research by accountancy group Smith & Williamson. Its 2018 Law Firm Survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals that negotiating the competitive landscape remains the top priority as opposed to the UK’s impending exit from the EU.  Some...

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£500k investment by TLT as it widens its approach to innovation with ‘Future Law’ project

October 26, 2018
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£500k investment by TLT as it widens its approach to innovation with ‘Future Law’ project

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is ramping up its transformation agenda with a Future Law initiative designed to drive change more rapidly in the way it delivers legal services and products to clients.   The initiative will focus on developing new solutions to client challenges in areas such as...

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Trainee solicitors take up roles at Barcan+Kirby

October 26, 2018
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Trainee solicitors take up roles at Barcan+Kirby

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of two trainee solicitors. Helen Young and Holly Mehigan are both taking their first seats at the firm in the litigation and conveyancing departments respectively. Helen is new to the firm and joins with a first-class degree from...

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