Legal

Foot Anstey makes five partner promotions to recognise ‘well-respected’ lawyers

May 16, 2019
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South West law firm Foot Anstey has made up three of its lawyers to partner while also promoting two existing partners to higher equity levels. Will Whitt (banking) and Mark Rhys-Jones (dispute resolution) – both based in the firm’s Bristol office – are now mid-equity and senior equity partner...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Vets’ practice looking for more growth after joining independent national group

May 10, 2019
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Vets’ practice looking for more growth after joining independent national group

Emersons Green Veterinary Surgery has joined the Independent Vetcare (IVC) network, made up of more than 700 practices across the UK. IVC’s business model enables local practices to “be part of something bigger,” benefiting from greatly increased resources and investment while retaining their own distinct identity and team.  While...

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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

May 10, 2019
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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

The opportunities and challenges of using AI and data science in professional services and their likely impact on productivity and the future of work are to be jointly explored by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon and the University of Bristol. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding...

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Clarke Willmott team’s 100-mile, three-day feat of endurance brings in £20,000 for two charities

May 10, 2019
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Clarke Willmott team’s 100-mile, three-day feat of endurance brings in £20,000 for two charities

Staff from national law firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office have raised more than £20,000 by taking part in a 100-mile challenge from North Devon to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The 16-strong team of partners, lawyers, office staff and friends completed the gruelling three-day trek – called SWAY100 – over...

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Michelmores promotes senior associate and barrister to partners in its Bristol office

May 10, 2019
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Regional law firm Michelmores has promoted two key members of its Bristol office to partner. Edward Porter becomes a partner in the private wealth team, while Adam Corbin has been made partner in the agriculture team.  Edward, pictured right, joined Michelmores in 2013 from the Bristol office of international...

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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

May 10, 2019
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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

Inclusivity in the South West’s burgeoning intellectual property (IP) sector is being encouraged by a group of professionals who have set up a regional chapter of national organisation IP Inclusive. Founded in 2015 by four IP-related trade associations, IP Inclusive aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and supportive...

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Raft of promotions at Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

May 8, 2019
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Raft of promotions at Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

National law firm Bevan Brittan has promoted eight lawyers in its Bristol head office as part of its end-of-financial year promotions round. The promotions, which have taken immediate effect, include two new legal directors, a new senior associate and five new associates.  Richard Hiscoke (commercial & infrastructure) and Anne...

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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

May 7, 2019
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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

The clean energy team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has hired the former general counsel of green energy firm Ecotricity as a partner. Tom Cowling, pictured, joins TLT as a partner in its commercial services group after more than eight years at the Stroud-based energy pioneer.  While there...

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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

May 7, 2019
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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

Bristol law firm Meade King has promoted three staff to partner level in its property and professional negligence teams. The three are Jodie Purdue, who works in Meade King’s residential property team, commercial property lawyer Heidi Bateman, and Simon Price, a lawyer in its dispute resolution and litigation department....

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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

May 3, 2019
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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

Fast-growing national logistics group Kinaxia has entered the South West market with the acquisition of Yate-based commercial transport operator David Hathaway. The move comes as founder David Hathaway, who launched the business in 1976 as a coal merchant, retires and hands over the reins to his three sons already...

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Bristol firm in merger aiming to create ‘intellectual property powerhouse’

May 3, 2019
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Bristol firm in merger aiming to create ‘intellectual property powerhouse’

Bristol-based European patent and trade mark attorneys Haseltine Lake has merged with a Yorkshire boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm to create what it is calling a “new powerhouse” for the sector. The combined firm has created an international business employing nearly 200 people across seven locations – Bristol,...

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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

May 3, 2019
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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

Bristol businesses looking for a corporate challenge can join a 470km cycle ride to Paris to and help raise money for the city’s hospitals. Now in its fifth year, the event will include 80 cyclists taking a new route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where...

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