Legal

Quartet of new trainee solicitors join Barcan+Kirby as it maintains staffing growth

October 3, 2022
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Quartet of new trainee solicitors join Barcan+Kirby as it maintains staffing growth

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of four new trainee solicitors. Grady Hali and Laura Brimson began their careers with the firm as paralegals before taking up trainee solicitor contracts. They have both started their seats in the firm’s family department. Meanwhile, Courtenay Salway...

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Double-digit growth at Burges Salmon testament to commitment of its people, says managing partner

September 30, 2022
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Double-digit growth at Burges Salmon testament to commitment of its people, says managing partner

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has hailed a 10% increase in annual turnover as a reflection of the contribution and productivity of its people. The firm, which has an 800-strong workforce across its Bristol HQ and London and Edinburgh offices, grew turnover by 10% to £119.2m in the financial year...

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DAC Beachcroft lawyers get on their eBikes to help the Big Issue support homeless people in the city

September 29, 2022
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DAC Beachcroft lawyers get on their eBikes to help the Big Issue support homeless people in the city

The Bristol office of international law firm DAC Beachcroft has formed a partnership with Big Issue eBikes to sponsor electric bicycles for exclusive use by its staff. The firm, which has its largest UK office in Bristol, is sponsoring 20 eBikes under a scheme run by ShareBike UK in...

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Clarke Willmott recruits property lawyer with wide experience in development as new partner

September 27, 2022
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Clarke Willmott recruits property lawyer with wide experience in development as new partner

Experienced commercial property lawyer Robert Hill has joined national law firm Clarke Willmott as a partner. Robert, pictured, who will work across the firm’s Bristol, Southampton and Cardiff offices, has a particular specialism in development and development finance, providing high-quality, commercial advice to corporate occupiers and investors in relation...

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Firm building South West green hydrogen network plugs into Foot Anstey’s sector expertise

September 27, 2022
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Firm building South West green hydrogen network plugs into Foot Anstey’s sector expertise

The Bristol-based energy team at law firm Foot Anstey has been appointed as legal adviser to the firm behind a new green hydrogen ecosystem for the South West. Cornwall-based construction firm Tower Group has been building the network by acquiring and operating its own renewable energy sites across the...

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Nine promotions at Thrings as it maintains its commitment to nurturing talent

September 26, 2022
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Nine promotions at Thrings as it maintains its commitment to nurturing talent

Law firm Thrings has appointed four new partners and promoted five other lawyers as it continues its commitment to nurturing talent across the firm. Three senior associates are among those promoted to partner – Fred Quartermain, a member of the planning team in its Bristol office, and Kathryn Bew and Charlotte...

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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

September 23, 2022
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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

Law firm Temple Bright has advised on the £110m sale of a recently completed, landmark student accommodation development in Liverpool. This is the culmination of two and a half years’ involvement with the project, demonstrating Temple Bright’s ability to deliver on complex projects and to field a team able...

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Burges Salmon pensions team in the running for four accolades in prestigious new industry awards

September 23, 2022
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Burges Salmon pensions team in the running for four accolades in prestigious new industry awards

Pensions experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon have been shortlisted in four categories of a new industry awards scheme, including for team of the year. The inaugural PMI Pinnacle Awards 2022 are being staged by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) to celebrate the people and new ideas...

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New legal director strengthens Foot Anstey’s planning and environment team in Bristol

September 20, 2022
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New legal director strengthens Foot Anstey’s planning and environment team in Bristol

Kee Evans has joined national law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as a legal director in its planning and environment team. Kee brings considerable experience to the team, part of Foot Anstey’s real estate group along with its energy and infrastructure and developer sectors.  She has acted for public...

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Renewable energy adviser Everoze looking to power more growth by harnessing new technologies

September 16, 2022
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Renewable energy adviser Everoze looking to power more growth by harnessing new technologies

Everoze Partners, the Bristol-based adviser in the renewables, storage, green hydrogen and wider energy flexibility sectors, is targeting further expansion after growing dramatically over its seven-year lifespan. Founded by six partners in 2015 and with its largest office in Bristol’s Queen Square, the business now has a 75-strong-and-growing workforce...

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Growth on the cards for Bristol legal services firm after its acquisition by major US group

September 16, 2022
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Growth on the cards for Bristol legal services firm after its acquisition by major US group

A Bristol business supplying office, admin and secretarial support services to the UK and European legal sector is to expand after being taken over by global group. Since its launch 20 years ago Intelligent Office has grown to employ more than 800 people working across 60-plus client sites and...

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Osborne Clarke backs pledge to scrap paper files in court cases as it adopts ambitious green strategy

September 16, 2022
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Osborne Clarke backs pledge to scrap paper files in court cases as it adopts ambitious green strategy

International legal practice Osborne Clarke, which has a major Bristol office, has committed to an environmental pledge that could signal the end of the huge bundles of paper files traditionally used in many court cases. The firm’s disputes and risk practice group has signed the Greener Litigation Pledge, committing...

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Post-pandemic flexible working culture behind double-digit revenue growth, says Clarke Willmott CEO

September 16, 2022
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Post-pandemic flexible working culture behind double-digit revenue growth, says Clarke Willmott CEO

The CEO of national law firm Clarke Willmott has hailed a post-pandemic culture “built on flexible, collaborative and supportive working” in helping it achieve a 12% rise in annual revenues. The firm, which has a major office in Bristol, earned revenues of £59.6m in its 2021/22 financial year.  CEO...

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