Legal

Boost for TLT as Denton’s 12-strong financial services disputes team joins en masse

November 25, 2020
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Boost for TLT as Denton’s 12-strong financial services disputes team joins en masse

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT’s financial services offering has received a major boost through the arrival of a 12-strong team from the world’s largest legal group Dentons – with a further 10 joining early next year. Denton’s financial services disputes and investigations team moved across to TLT this week...

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Virtual training session to help firms improve inclusivity in the workplace

November 25, 2020
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Virtual training session to help firms improve inclusivity in the workplace

Bristol youth empowerment social enterprise Babbasa is hosting a virtual taster training session tomorrow aimed at businesses wishing to improve their workplace’s inclusivity. Evidence clearly shows that diverse and inclusive working environments improve staff wellbeing, boost creativity and innovation and strengthen brand and reputation, resulting in a happier workforce and...

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Plea for more help for businesses as government announces new regional tier restrictions

November 24, 2020
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Plea for more help for businesses as government announces new regional tier restrictions

The government has been warned that it cannot “keep switching businesses on and off like a light switch” through Covid-19 related national lockdowns and regional tiers without expecting severe consequences.  Instead, firms need a plan that keeps them, and the economy, open throughout winter and beyond, according to Business...

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Hat-trick of green energy deals for Burges Salmon as sector heats up

November 20, 2020
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Hat-trick of green energy deals for Burges Salmon as sector heats up

Specialist teams from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon have advised on three major transactions in the energy sector, including a ‘pioneering’ £40m deal that could provide a blueprint for local authorities to reduce their carbon emissions and cut costs. The power purchase agreement (PPA) between international renewable energies...

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Coveted regional property awards for two pioneering Bristol schemes

November 20, 2020
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Two innovative Bristol building projects have been named among the best in the South West in a prestigious property awards scheme. The developments – The Wave inland surfing attraction at Easter Compton and the Copper Building residential scheme in South Bristol – were recognised in the 2020 Michelmores’ Property...

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Unique platform to help small firms access Kickstart Scheme launched by Bristol entrepreneurs

November 20, 2020
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Unique platform to help small firms access Kickstart Scheme launched by Bristol entrepreneurs

Three Bristol digital marketing and tech experts have set up what they believe is the most user-friendly and comprehensive platform to enable smaller firms to apply to the government’s recently launched Kickstart Scheme. KickstartGo has just one simple form that businesses need to complete if they want to make...

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Award recognition for ‘incredibly impressive’ Bristol lawyer behind group for career break returners

November 18, 2020
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Award recognition for ‘incredibly impressive’ Bristol lawyer behind group for career break returners

A Bristol lawyer who launched a group to help create opportunities for women in the sector who have taken a career break has won a national award. Sarah Green, an associate in Bristol headquartered national law firm TLT’s family team, earned the title of Outstanding Returner of the Year...

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CBI calls for emphasis on skills, 5G and transport to spur South West’s post-Covid recovery

November 18, 2020
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CBI calls for emphasis on skills, 5G and transport to spur South West’s post-Covid recovery

Boosting skills and developing the physical and digital infrastructure will be vital for South West to build back better from the economic ravages of coronavirus, the CBI said today in a major new report. Called Reviving Regions, the paper highlights long-standing regional inequalities across England which have inhibited growth, opportunity and...

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Groundbreaking report will show strength of Bristol’s ‘Chinese ecosystem’

November 17, 2020
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Bristol’s burgeoning business links with China are to be mapped for the first time in a major research project. The Bristol and Bath Chinese Ecosystem Analysis, which will be published next spring, will track all business, investment and academic connections between the area region and China, offering a definitive...

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Bristol law firms praised for their commitment to social mobility in the workplace

November 13, 2020
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Bristol law firms praised for their commitment to social mobility in the workplace

Two of Bristol’s largest law firms have been named among the UK’s top employers for addressing social mobility. Burges Salmon and TLT appear in the latest 2020 Social Mobility Employer Index, the leading authority on employer best practice. Burges Salmon is ranked 39 th while TLT is at 68th...

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Time has ‘almost run out’ to prepare for Brexit transition on January 1, Business West warns

November 13, 2020
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Time has ‘almost run out’ to prepare for Brexit transition on January 1, Business West warns

Bristol firms trading in Europe have been told that it is ‘almost too late’ if they have not planned for a worst case scenario following the end of the Brexit transition on January 1. The 50-day countdown to that date was on Wednesday and Business West, the region’s largest...

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Bristol team advises on sale of Welsh holiday cottage firm as staycations continue to grow

November 13, 2020
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Bristol team advises on sale of Welsh holiday cottage firm as staycations continue to grow

Bristol-based professional advisers have overcome turbulent times in the domestic tourist sector to complete the sale of a long-established Welsh holiday cottage business to one of the UK’s leading vacation lettings agencies. The Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson worked with the corporate team from law firm...

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Leading Bristol costs law specialists join forces to launch new alternative dispute resolution service

November 11, 2020
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Leading Bristol costs law specialists join forces to launch new alternative dispute resolution service

A service offering legal clients an alternative approach to resolving expensive and time-consuming costs disputes has been started by a team of Bristol-based specialists. The range of services supplied by Legal Costs Resolutions’ (LCR) is designed to eliminate issues between disputing parties and help achieve a quicker, more efficient...

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