Legal

TLT Bristol team helps cement sale of major UK brick manufacturer

December 13, 2018
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TLT Bristol team helps cement sale of major UK brick manufacturer

A team from the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT has acted for Britain’s largest independent manufacturer of concrete facing bricks on its sale to listed landscape products manufacturer Marshalls. The strategic acquisition of Newport-based Edenhall will boost Marshalls’ growth the new-build housing market.  TLT has worked...

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VWV achieves top 3 ranking in annual charity law table for fourth year

December 12, 2018
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VWV achieves top 3 ranking in annual charity law table for fourth year

Charity Finance magazine has named Bristol-headquartered VWV among its top three law firms for the sector for the fourth year running. The firm, which acts for some of Bristol’s best-known charities including Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation and The Soil Association, appears at number three in the annual ranking...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Bristol and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed...

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Meade King recruits workplace dispute specialist to strength its employment team

December 7, 2018
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Meade King recruits workplace dispute specialist to strength its employment team

Experienced employment lawyer Linda Wylie has joined Bristol-based commercial law firm Meade King employment and dispute resolution team. Canadian-born Linda, pictured, who specialises in workplace disputes, was previously a lawyer at Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer in Reading (now Clifton Ingram). Prior to this she was a solicitor at the...

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Much-needed funds raised for modern slavery charity Unseen at Clarke Willmott event

December 7, 2018
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Much-needed funds raised for modern slavery charity Unseen at Clarke Willmott event

A series of challenges around Bristol city centre, including making masks out of household material, raised nearly £3,500 for Bristol-based anti-modern slavery charity Unseen during an event organised by the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. Fourteen teams from a range of Bristol firms took part in...

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BrandSoup: A pinch of salt . . .

December 6, 2018
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BrandSoup: A pinch of salt . . .

BrandSoup was flicking through the internet recently, wondering what to cover in our next blog – whether to write about Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, who is seeking to register his trade mark gestures? Or the controversy over video game Fortnite ‘stealing’ other people’s dance moves?  Imagine our joy...

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Newly qualified solicitor joins Irwin Mitchell’s family law team in Bristol

December 4, 2018
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Newly qualified solicitor joins Irwin Mitchell’s family law team in Bristol

National law firm Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has appointed solicitor Laura Podger to its Bristol family law team. Laura joins from regional firm Royds Withy King’s Bath head office, having qualified as a solicitor this year. She has previous experience working in corporate and medical negligence law and now...

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Merger with single-office Reading firm takes fast-growing Ashfords into Thames Valley market

December 4, 2018
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Merger with single-office Reading firm takes fast-growing Ashfords into Thames Valley market

South West law firm Ashfords, which has one of its six offices in Bristol, is to merge with single-location Thames Valley firm Boyes Turner next year. The result of the link-up, which is likely to take place on May 1, will be a combined firm with 100 partners, around...

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Bristol Business News Blog: Foot Anstey partner Nathan Peacey. Too many retailers are saying ‘Crisis? What crisis?’

November 29, 2018
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Bristol Business News Blog: Foot Anstey partner Nathan Peacey. Too many retailers are saying ‘Crisis? What crisis?’

A remarkable number of retail businesses don’t plan for a crisis – a big concern given the reputational consequences of mishandling a potential drama, says Foot Anstey partner Nathan Peacey. Most days in the office are a bit like the one which went before. A micro-drama here or there,...

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Barcan+Kirby champions mental health awareness with pioneering staff training

November 29, 2018
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Barcan+Kirby champions mental health awareness with pioneering staff training

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has introduced mental health first aid training as part of a commitment to put it on an equal footing to the physical wellbeing of its staff. Twelve individuals at the firm are undertaking a mental health champion course to develop an understanding of common mental...

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Bristol lawyer welcomed into exclusive UK dental law association

November 28, 2018
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Bristol lawyer welcomed into exclusive UK dental law association

A partner at Bristol law firm Meade King has joined an elite group of solicitors recognised for the high-quality legal advice they provide to dental practices. Alex Hall, pictured, who is head of dental in Meade King’s company and commercial team, is one of just 17 lawyers to become...

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Osborne Clarke plays key role in global toy industry takeover

November 27, 2018
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Osborne Clarke plays key role in global toy industry takeover

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on a major deal in the global toy market involving the acquisition of a UK firm by a fast-growing Australian business. Under the deal, Moose Toys has bought all Cornwall-based Worlds Apart’s assets and brands, which include the Scruff-a-Luv,...

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Group launched to ensure Bristol’s night-time economy continues to thrive amid new challenges

November 23, 2018
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Group launched to ensure Bristol’s night-time economy continues to thrive amid new challenges

A new group to give Bristol’s diverse night-time economy, including its bars, clubs and restaurants, a collective voice has been formed. The Bristol @ Night advisory panel aims to ensure the vitality and diversity of the city’s night-time activities are not only preserved but also supported to expand and...

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