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Former Bristol Law Society president appointed trustee of Quartet Community Foundation

January 21, 2020
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Former Bristol Law Society president appointed trustee of Quartet Community Foundation

Nick Lee, managing director of Bristol-based legal costs specialists Paragon Costs Solutions, has joined the board of trustees at West of England community foundation Quartet. Nick, who is also the immediate past president of Bristol Law Society (BLS), will use his extensive experience in business development and connections with...

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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

January 17, 2020
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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has kicked off its packed 2020 programme of construction breakfasts with a typically insightful presentation from the Bank of England’s agent for the South West. Donna Kehoe, pictured, provided the room of industry professionals with an update on the state of the UK economy...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money...

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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

January 16, 2020
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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

Bristol could get another Business Improvement District (BID) later this year if a majority of firms in one of the city’s fastest-growing commercial areas vote in favour. Bristol already has five BIDs in operation with a sixth – covering the Redcliffe and Temple areas – proposed by Destination Bristol,...

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Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol team work with US tech giant on Bath software acquisition

January 10, 2020
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Womble Bond Dickinson Bristol team work with US tech giant on Bath software acquisition

Global enterprise technology company NCR Corporation has been advised by the Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson on its £100m acquisition of Zynstra, the Bath software pioneer. Zynstra has developed innovative ‘edge virtualisation’ software that helps retailers strengthen customer and employee experiences and reduce costs.  ...

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Burges Salmon in running for awards for wealth management, pensions and diversity

January 10, 2020
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Burges Salmon in running for awards for wealth management, pensions and diversity

Citywealth, the magazine for private wealth management professionals, has named Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon as a finalist in both its annual Magic Circle and Powerwomen awards. Burges Salmon’s private wealth team is shortlisted in the Law Firm of the Year – London category in the 2020 Magic...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 8, 2020
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Leading figures from Bristol’s business community will gather next month for the city’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a...

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Burges Salmon energy team helps power up Japanese investment into UK energy market disrupter

January 3, 2020
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Burges Salmon energy team helps power up Japanese investment into UK energy market disrupter

Global utility company Osaka Gas UK has been advised by the energy team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon on its strategic investment of up to £20m in challenger energy supplier Igloo Energy. The investment is supporting Igloo’s fast growth and accelerating the development of its home services marketplace...

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New bank funding spurs growth for corporate advisory group in Bristol

January 2, 2020
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New bank funding spurs growth for corporate advisory group in Bristol

Corporate advisory group GS Verde has expanded its Bristol office with 10 senior appointments following a significant six-figure funding package from HSBC. The Cardiff-headquartered group, which includes law firm Greenaway Scott, corporate finance boutique Verde Corporate Finance and patent attorney business Alchemie IP, specialises in mergers and acquisition advice,...

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Barcan+Kirby staff cycle, bake and dress down to net £12,000 for children’s hospital charity

December 31, 2019
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Barcan+Kirby staff cycle, bake and dress down to net £12,000 for children’s hospital charity

An epic Land’s End-to-Bristol cycle challenge along with auctions, raffles, dress-down days and a firm-wide bake off helped Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby raise more than £12,000 for its charity of the year. The range of activities meant the firm, which has six offices in and around the city, ended...

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£5,000 saving from sending eCards at Bevan Brittan is donated to St Peter’s Hospice

December 20, 2019
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£5,000 saving from sending eCards at Bevan Brittan is donated to St Peter’s Hospice

Bristol-headquartered law firm Bevan Brittan has donated £5,000 to St Peter’s Hospice, the city charity that cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses. The donation is part of a total of £20,000 the firm is giving nationally to charities this Christmas across its four office locations, which also include Leeds,...

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Foot Anstey plays key role in $195m sale of British kids’ TV group to Sony

December 18, 2019
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Foot Anstey plays key role in $195m sale of British kids’ TV group to Sony

South West law firm Foot Anstey has advised long-standing client independent children’s media company Silvergate Media on its acquisition by global giant Sony Pictures Television (SPT). London-based Silvergate’s assets include the 2019 BAFTA-winning Netflix children’s animation series Hilda and a 49% interest in a joint venture with Beijing-based Wanda,...

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Partner promotions for two higher education specialists at VWV

December 18, 2019
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Partner promotions for two higher education specialists at VWV

Two specialist higher education lawyers at Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV have been promoted to partner. Robin Rajanah and Bob Fahy work closely with higher education institutions and providers across the UK, advising them on a wide range of employment and complex property matters.  Robin, pictured right, who is based...

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