Legal

Thrings boosts construction law team with new partner appointment

October 8, 2018
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Thrings boosts construction law team with new partner appointment

Construction law specialist Michael Chilton has joined M4 corridor firm Thrings as a partner as it continues to strengthen its offering to the sector. During his 20-year legal career, Michael, pictured, has advised on a range of construction projects, including city office developments, mixed-use and retail schemes, infrastructure projects,...

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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

October 5, 2018
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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

Businesses from across the world have signed up to support the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit, which takes place in Bristol later this month. Global development consultants Mott MacDonald and Arup and transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson are among the sponsors while IT provider NEC Corporation –...

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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

October 5, 2018
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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

Micrima, the innovative Bristol firm developing technology that could revolutionise breast cancer detection, has been named as the region’s top disruptive business. The health tech diagnostic imaging company secured the prestigious top spot on the unique DisruptSW 2018 index, which names the South West’s 25 most innovative businesses.  Micrima’s...

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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

October 5, 2018
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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff is to join in the fun during the first Bristol Giving Day, the city-wide fundraising event hosted by Quartet Community Foundation next Wednesday.  Miranda, pictured, known for her natural history and archaeological programmes including BBC2’s Coast series, will visit firms as they raise funds for city...

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Bristol Rovers draw is a win for Meade King as it gets to sponsor stand at Memorial Stadium

October 5, 2018
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Bristol Rovers draw is a win for Meade King as it gets to sponsor stand at Memorial Stadium

Bristol Rovers have officially opened their new South West Stand, sponsored by city-based commercial law firm Meade King. Meade King beat 60 other Bristol businesses in Rovers’ 1883 Club draw to win the chance to have its branding on the newly-refurbished stand at the Memorial Stadium. The stand forms...

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TLT’s consumer goods sector strength earns it place on soft drinks giant’s first legal panel

October 5, 2018
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TLT’s consumer goods sector strength earns it place on soft drinks giant’s first legal panel

Soft drinks group Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has appointed Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to its first legal panel to provide specialist legal advice and support to the company across the UK. TLT was one of 10 firms chosen from a shortlist of 23 based on the strength of...

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Davies and Partners Solicitors boosts Bristol office with legal director promotion

October 5, 2018
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Davies and Partners Solicitors boosts Bristol office with legal director promotion

Davies and Partners Solicitors has promoted Nayur Zahoor to legal director in its Bristol office and head of its dedicated wills, trust and probate team in a move that supports its continuing expansion plans. Nayur, pictured, has more than 18 years’ experience specialising in private client work and joined...

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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

September 28, 2018
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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

Bristol not-for-profit business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is running a series of practical training workshops during October to help promote, protect and grow small businesses. The sessions, which are being held at BRAVE’s offices in Upper York Street, include:  Starting in Business Workshop Date: October 24 Time: 10am –...

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Burges Salmon builds on links with Avon Wildlife Trust to create visitor centre for Bristol food project

September 25, 2018
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Burges Salmon builds on links with Avon Wildlife Trust to create visitor centre for Bristol food project

A new welcome space for visitors to a community food-growing project has been created by more than 100 employees from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s operations department. The two-week project, the second in collaboration with Avon Wildlife Trust, involved the Burges Salmon volunteer workforce clearing and replacing old...

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Mewburn Ellis strengthens Bristol office with lateral hire of partner

September 24, 2018
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Mewburn Ellis strengthens Bristol office with lateral hire of partner

Specialist intellectual property (IP) firm Mewburn Ellis has further expanded its Bristol team with the appointment of partner Andrew Mears. A qualified patent attorney in the UK, Europe and Singapore, Andrew, pictured, joins Mewburn Ellis’s well-established engineering group from rival Withers & Rogers’ Bristol office, where he worked for...

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Events: Business West skills workshops

September 21, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops take place across the West of England and are open to businesses from...

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Trainee numbers at VWV reach record levels as paralegal route takes off

September 21, 2018
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Trainee numbers at VWV reach record levels as paralegal route takes off

Nine new trainees have joined Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV, taking the total number to 23 - the highest-ever total for the firm.  In addition to offering seats across all four of its offices in Bristol, London, Birmingham and Watford, VWV has introduced new seats, including charities in London and planning...

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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

September 21, 2018
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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has launched a regulatory affairs consultancy service to help digital businesses prepare for – and shape – public policy and regulation. The firm said the move created a unique industry knowledge base for mid-tier companies, putting them on a more equal footing with...

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