Legal

New arrivals boost Bevan Brittan’s Bristol corporate and litigation teams

June 9, 2020
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National law firm Bevan Brittan has strengthened its Bristol office with two appointments. Ben Harris joins as an associate in the corporate team while Gemma Nash arrives as a solicitor. Ben, pictured, is an experienced corporate lawyer and joins from Gregg Latchams in Bristol. He specialises in advising start-ups...

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TLT role in pioneering modular homes scheme aimed at helpling tackle housing crisis

June 9, 2020
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TLT role in pioneering modular homes scheme aimed at helpling tackle housing crisis

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised social housing provider Stonewater on its first modular project – a 120-home development in Herefordshire. Stonewater, which manages around 32,500 homes in an area stretching from the South West through the Midlands to Yorkshire, has teamed up with sustainable modular housing firm...

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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

June 5, 2020
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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

Fast-growing Bristol-based software developer and digital transformation specialist Amdaris is poised for further expansion, including potential acquisitions, after securing a £6m from investor BGF. The firm, already one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, employs more than 200 developers in Bristol and across its centres in Romania, Moldova and...

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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

June 5, 2020
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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

Firms based in shared offices or flexible workspaces, as well as B&Bs and guest houses, have only a few days left to apply for a grant up to £5,000 from a special business support grant. The Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund was established to support small businesses impacted by...

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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

June 4, 2020
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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

An eight-point checklist to help owner-managers deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses has been launched by the South West arm of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The organisation’s members, who include insolvency practitioners, lawyers, and turnaround and restructuring experts, work with business owners...

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Raft of promotions across its offices strengthens regional law firm Wards

June 1, 2020
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Raft of promotions across its offices  strengthens regional law firm Wards

Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has made a number of promotions, including a new head of conveyancing, four new partners and two associates.  Rebecca Stuart, an existing partner at the firm with more than 15 years’ experience in residential conveyancing, takes up the role of head of conveyancing while...

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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

May 29, 2020
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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe blow to confidence levels among South West firms – with the region now the UK’s least optimistic, according to the gloomy results of another survey. Overall confidence slumped by 16 points during the past month to minus 51% – an unenviable record...

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VWV strengthens partnership with two new promotions

May 27, 2020
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VWV strengthens partnership with two new promotions

Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV has promoted solicitors Leila Goodarzi and Rebecca Fox to partners, taking the total number in its partnership to 86. Leila, pictured right, who joined the firm as a trainee in 2010, will now lead the firm’s estates tax and trust team in Bristol, working on...

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New chairman and raft of promotions as Clarke Willmott looks to strenghten Bristol office

May 20, 2020
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National law firm Clarke Willmott has made a series of senior internal promotions, including a new chairman and new partners, senior associates and associates in its Bristol office.  Kelvin Balmont, pictured right, has been elected chairman of the firm, which also has offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton...

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Expert advice – and chance to network virtually – in Business West’s latest recovery initiative

May 18, 2020
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Expert advice – and chance to network virtually – in Business West’s latest recovery initiative

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is launching a series of expert webinars and virtual networking events to help small firms bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The webinars will address key practical issues and challenges facing firms as lockdown measures are eased while the...

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Sale of upmarket menswear retailer T.M. Lewin handled by TLT team

May 18, 2020
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Sale of upmarket menswear retailer T.M. Lewin handled by TLT team

A multidisciplinary team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised on the sale of iconic British menswear brand T.M. Lewin. TLT’s specialist retail sector team, led by corporate partner Jon Gill and including a wide range of experts, worked with SCP Private Equity on all aspects of the...

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First anniversary of Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh office reflects firm’s growing strength in Scotland

May 15, 2020
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First anniversary of Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh office reflects firm’s growing strength in Scotland

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of its Edinburgh office and the success of its Scottish practice over the past year. The firm said opening the office, pictured, had recognised and responded to the needs of Burges Salmon’s clients and demonstrated...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Griffith, director of policy, Business West. The furlough scheme is hugely successful – but how will it end?

May 14, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Griffith, director of policy, Business West. The furlough scheme is hugely successful – but how will it end?

One of the government’s boldest and most effective interventions during the coronavirus has been the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme). It is also, undoubtedly, one of the most important for businesses. Many businesses have suffered a massive shock to income, and furloughing has offered an ability to...

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