Legal

Clarke Willmott teams up with the Rugby Players Association to provide legal advice to players

June 6, 2019
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Clarke Willmott teams up with the Rugby Players Association to provide legal advice to players

More than 1,000 current and former rugby players are to have access to specialist legal advice and services as a result of a new partnership between national law firm Clarke Willmott and the Rugby Players Association (RPA). Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, will also assist the...

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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

June 4, 2019
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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

Regional law firm Thrings’ managing partner Simon Holdsworth has been reappointed for a further three-year term by a unanimous vote at its annual partners’ meeting. Simon, pictured, who joined Thrings in 1997 and became managing partner in 2013, will oversee its’ strategic direction and retain responsibility for its legal...

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TLT’s fast-growth team helps secure £3.5m investment for expanding e-learning firm

May 29, 2019
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TLT’s fast-growth team helps secure £3.5m investment for expanding e-learning firm

Innovative digital e-learning platform Elucidat has been advised by lawyers from the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT on a £3.5m funding aimed at speeding up its growth. The Series A investment from YFM Equity Partners will also be used by Brighton-based Elucidat to invest in staff...

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Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office selects SARSAS as partner charity for next two years

May 28, 2019
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Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office selects SARSAS as partner charity for next two years

Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Service (SARSAS) has been chosen by the Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) as its partner charity for the next two years. SARSAS is a specialist support service for people across Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire who...

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Smith & Williamson and Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

May 28, 2019
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Smith & Williamson and Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson and regional law firm Thrings have advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter...

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VC investment puts specialist Bristol holiday firm en route to becoming global brand

May 24, 2019
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VC investment puts specialist Bristol holiday firm en route to becoming global brand

TravelLocal, the specialist Bristol firm that connects travellers with local experts in destinations around the world, is aiming to build itself into a global brand after receiving venture capital funding. The firm was launched in 2012 to empower travellers to create their own tailored holidays – a segment of...

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Bristol Diversity Award recognises Barcan+Kirby’s forward-looking gender equality stance

May 24, 2019
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Bristol Diversity Award recognises Barcan+Kirby’s forward-looking gender equality stance

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby’s efforts to prioritise gender equality has earned it a top accolade in the city’s Diversity Awards. The firm collected the Business Award for Gender at the annual awards, which were staged last weekend and showcase the efforts of businesses, individuals, community organisations and statutory groups...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the...

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Osborne Clarke makes three partner promotions in Bristol

May 21, 2019
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Three lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office are among eight being promoted to partner in the UK. The move brings the total number of partners internationally to more than 260 at the firm, which has its roots in Bristol. The new partners come from a range of sectors,...

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Newport insurance group completes management buyout with help from Bristol advisors

May 17, 2019
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Newport insurance group completes management buyout with help from Bristol advisors

Bristol corporate finance and legal expertise has helped a South Wales insurance broker with strong links to the city complete a management buyout and prepare for international growth. Bristol-based boutique corporate finance firm Momentum provided the lead financial advice for the MBO of Newport-headquartered Acquis, while a team from...

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Burges Salmon team gets Virgin Sport fitness deal with Nike across the line

May 17, 2019
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Burges Salmon team gets Virgin Sport fitness deal with Nike across the line

The intellectual property (IP) and commercial team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s has advised Virgin Sport on its multi-year partnership with Nike. Under the deal Nike has become a partner of Virgin Sport’s Hackney Festival of Fitness, through which Virgin Sport and Nike will encourage 10,000 Londoners...

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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

May 17, 2019
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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

The shareholders of Plastic Surgeon, the UK’s largest surface repair specialists, have been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT on its acquisition by global expert in property damage control Polygon Group. Devon-headquartered Plastic Surgeon provides high-quality, long-lasting repairs to any hard surface for a range of industries including...

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Thrings acts for steel stockholder as it moves into manufacturing with takeover of near neighbour

May 16, 2019
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Thrings acts for steel stockholder as it moves into manufacturing with takeover of near neighbour

The Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings has helped the UK’s largest independent pre-stressing steel stockholder and distributor buy a steel manufacturing business based less than a mile away. Megasteel, based just outside Malmesbury, Wiltshire, acquired Sweetnam & Bradley, based in the town, for an undisclosed sum. Both...

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