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Former CMS senior associate joins Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as litigation partner

April 18, 2019
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Former CMS senior associate joins Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as litigation partner

South West law firm Foot Anstey has strengthened its position in the banking sector by appointing James Gliddon as a litigation partner. James, pictured, joins the firm’s Bristol office after eight years at CMS’s base in the city, where he was most recently a senior associate.  He advises clients,...

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Top planning law rankings for Clarke Willmott and four of its solicitors

April 17, 2019
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Top planning law rankings for Clarke Willmott and four of its solicitors

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has been placed fourth in a prestigious table of the highest-rated firms for planning work. Clarke Willmott has moved up two places on last year’s survey while four lawyers from its 11-strong planning team are among individuals named...

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BAME support network launched by Burges Salmon with aim of moving from diversity to inclusion

April 12, 2019
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BAME support network launched by Burges Salmon with aim of moving from diversity to inclusion

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has launched BCultured, its social and support network for BAME employees. Entitled ‘From Diversity to Inclusion’ and with a focus on the issue of workplace inclusivity, the launch event for the group was attended by more than 100 guests. The evening centred on...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 12, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner...

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Life’s a beach for menswear brand after TLT advises on major investment from YFM

April 11, 2019
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Life’s a beach for menswear brand after TLT advises on major investment from YFM

Men’s luxury beachwear and lifestyle brand Frescobol Carioca has received a significant investment from YFM Equity Partners in a deal supported by the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT. The investment from specialist private equity fund manager YFM, a long-standing client of TLT, will be used to...

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Womble Bond Dickinson staff go from physical to quizzical to raise £80,000 for St Peter’s Hospice

April 9, 2019
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Womble Bond Dickinson staff go from physical to quizzical to raise £80,000 for St Peter’s Hospice

St Peter’s, Bristol’s only adult hospice, has received one of its largest ever corporate donations after the Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) reached its two-year ambition of raising £80,000. The firm has been supporting the hospice – which cares for 2,000 patients every year...

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Office relocation proves sideways move for Barcan+Kirby Bedminster’s staff

April 5, 2019
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Office relocation proves sideways move for Barcan+Kirby Bedminster’s staff

Staff in the Bedminster office of Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby are celebrating its relocation – having moved into the building next door. The firm has been part of the South Bristol suburb’s business community for more than 40 years. its 36 staff are working in new, vibrant, ultra-modern conditions...

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Business sponsors sought by Bristol youth mental health charity Off The Record

April 5, 2019
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Business sponsors sought by Bristol youth mental health charity Off The Record

Bristol mental health charity Off The Record (OTR) is calling on businesses to support the vital work it does helping the city’s young people. OTR Bristol provides support for 11 to 25-year-olds affected by mental health issues through a variety of projects, including drop-in hubs, workshops and outreach groups...

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Project management consultancy to stage thought leadership events for Bristol Law Society members

April 5, 2019
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Project management consultancy to stage thought leadership events for Bristol Law Society members

Bristol Law Society is to enhance its member benefits through a series of thought leadership workshops and events jointly curated with project management consultancy Nine Feet Tall. Covering topics such as digital transformation, innovation, technology and change management, the events will be open, honest and free from jargon. -based...

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F1 corporate hospitality firm in pole position for more growth after acquisition by US group

April 5, 2019
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F1 corporate hospitality firm in pole position for more growth after acquisition by US group

Bristol-based Grand Prix Events, a specialist in Formula 1-related corporate hospitality, luxury travel and experiences, has been sold to Exclusive GP in a deal that completed in time for this year’s F1 season. Portishead-based Exclusive GP was itself acquired by US hospitality group QuintEvents last summer, putting Grand Prix Events...

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TLT secures £30m funding for Essex housing and shopping redevelopment scheme

April 2, 2019
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TLT secures £30m funding for Essex housing and shopping redevelopment scheme

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Swan Housing Association on a £30m funding to redevelop a residential and retail centre in Essex. Swan will use the funds from Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, to rebuild Beechwood Village – formerly called Craylands – and Laindon...

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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

March 29, 2019
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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

Bristol businesswomen are calling for greater gender equality – from pay to representation on boards – after launching the UK’s first Women in Business Charter in the city this week. The move came from the city’s Women in Business Task Group, which was set up to champion and advance...

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