Legal

BrandSoup: #brandontherun (AKA #branddownunder)

December 17, 2019
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BrandSoup: #brandontherun (AKA #branddownunder)

A particular problem with social media is that it blurs the professional and the personal, the business and the individual – there may be a clear commercial objective to all this tweeting and blogging, but it’s the authentically human voice that makes an account stand out. A business may...

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Osborne Clarke ‘weighs up Bristol office relocation’ as work starts on new showpiece development

December 13, 2019
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Osborne Clarke ‘weighs up Bristol office relocation’ as work starts on new showpiece development

International law firm Osborne Clarke has been linked with a possible move from its Bristol office, where it employs more than 600 people, to a flagship new development in the city. Construction work has recently started on Halo, pictured right, a speculative 116,000 sq ft office scheme on the...

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Burges Salmon and TLT help power-up £25m debt provision for battery storage firm

December 13, 2019
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Burges Salmon and TLT help power-up £25m debt provision for battery storage firm

Bristol-headquartered law firms TLT and Burges Salmon have acted on a multi-million pound debt funding for a London-based battery storage firm. Burges Salmon’s energy team advised Zenobē Energy on the £25m limited recourse debt from Santander UK, while TLT advised the bank, a long-standing client.  Zenobē Energy is one...

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Experts shed light on strategic growth plans at In-house Lawyer and Bristol Business News event

December 13, 2019
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Experts shed light on strategic growth plans at In-house Lawyer and Bristol Business News event

The importance of having a strategic plan for business growth was underpinned at an event hosted by Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-house Lawyer service (IHL) and Bristol Business News. Called ‘Growing your business on solid foundations’, the seminar was aimed at helping the owners of start-up and scale-up...

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Mobile telecoms firm signals new phase of growth following management buy-out

December 13, 2019
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Mobile telecoms firm signals new phase of growth following management buy-out

The new owners of Bristol mobile telecoms equipment manufacturer CL Electrical Controls are planning to grow the business, including moving to a larger site, after buying it in a management buy-out put together with city-based law firm Meade King. The firm, based in Winterbourne, also makes systems that control...

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£11m investment helps build Bristol construction equipment group into international brand

December 11, 2019
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£11m investment helps build Bristol construction equipment group into international brand

Another growth phase is on the cards at Bristol-based Molson Group, the UK’s largest independent distributor of capital equipment to the construction and waste management sectors, after it secured a further £11m investment. In a deal put together in Bristol by city-based advisers, Molson received the funding from the...

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TLT boosts specialist team with lateral hire of leading Bristol licensing lawyer

December 4, 2019
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TLT boosts specialist team with lateral hire of leading Bristol licensing lawyer

Leading licensing lawyer Ewen Macgregor has joined TLT’s licensing team, further building on Bristol-headquartered national law firm’s specialisms in the leisure, food & drink and retail & consumer goods sectors, in which it acts for many of the UK’s leading brands. Ewen, pictured, joins from Bristol and London firm...

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Clarke Willmott sponsors brain tumour charity support worker

December 3, 2019
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Clarke Willmott sponsors brain tumour charity support worker

A support worker at a unique charity dedicated to helping people with brain tumours is being sponsored by the Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. The firm has teamed up with Thornbury-based Brain Tumour Support to help Trish Moroney in her role in the geographical areas where...

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Acquisitive media group Future calls on Foot Anstey to handle latest takeover

December 3, 2019
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Acquisitive media group Future calls on Foot Anstey to handle latest takeover

South West law firm Foot Anstey has advised fast-growing media group Future on the latest in a string of acquisitions. Bath-based Future, whose titles include FourFourTwo, How It Works and Total Film, paid £23.5m for London-based Barcroft Studios, which operates a YouTube channel with 9m subscribers and 63m followers...

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More growth for Ashfords’ Bristol commercial team with associate appointment

December 1, 2019
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More growth for Ashfords’ Bristol commercial team with associate appointment

Law firm Ashfords has appointed Melinda Willis as an associate in its Bristol-based commercial practice. Melinda, pictured, has joined from British multinational mining company Anglo American, where she worked on both contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP (intellectual property) matters.  In that role she provided advice to the De...

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Burges Salmon leads the charge from Bristol’s top law firms in latest Legal 500 Awards nominations

November 29, 2019
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Burges Salmon leads the charge from Bristol’s top law firms in latest Legal 500 Awards nominations

Some of Bristol’s largest law firms and leading lawyers are among those shortlisted in a prestigious national legal awards scheme, with Burges Salmon alone competing in 12 categories. Nominations for Legal 500 Awards 2020 are based on more than 70,000 interviews and months of research with in-house counsel, firms...

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Temple Bright develops education niche with Gloucestershire trust win and free retainer service

November 29, 2019
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Temple Bright develops education niche with Gloucestershire trust win and free retainer service

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has won a significant appointment to advise Gloucestershire Learning Alliance, a trust with six schools. Like other multi-school partnerships established in recent years, the GLA Trust has been created to maximise opportunities arising from the sharing of resources and expertise.  It was...

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Lifetime Achievement title for TLT’s Robert Bourns at the British Legal Awards

November 27, 2019
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Lifetime Achievement title for TLT’s Robert Bourns at the British Legal Awards

Bristol lawyer Robert Bourns, a former managing partner and senior partner of Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession. Robert, who was also a former president of The Law Society of England & Wales, received...

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