Legal

Support for Bristol’s Stepping Up programme earns Osborne Clarke diversity champion award

March 29, 2022
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Support for Bristol’s Stepping Up programme earns Osborne Clarke diversity champion award

International law firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has been championed as a diversity champion employer following its support for a scheme set up in the city to unlock potential and develop talent from under-represented communities. Stepping Up aims to ensure a fair representation of Black, Asian, ethnic minority, disabled...

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Foot Anstey spearheads scheme to stamp out abuse of retail staff after shock rise in incidents

March 24, 2022
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Foot Anstey spearheads scheme to stamp out abuse of retail staff after shock rise in incidents

A national campaign to create safer working environments for shop workers has been launched by law firm Foot Anstey and industry charity the Retail Trust. The certification scheme is aimed at protecting and reassuring shop workers as they face rising levels of abuse and inappropriate behaviour. Several well-known retailers...

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Experienced private client adviser joins TLT to boost its trust and estate offering

March 24, 2022
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Experienced private client adviser joins TLT to boost its trust and estate offering

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has strengthened its trust and estate team with the appointment of Claire Johnson as legal director. Claire’s appointment follows a growth in demand for the firm’s tax and succession planning expertise in the domestic and international sphere from private and corporate clients.  Claire, pictured,...

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GL Law’s corporate & commercial team appoints new associate director

March 21, 2022
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GL Law’s corporate & commercial team appoints new associate director

Specialist corporate lawyer Nic Barker has joined GL Law to build on the Bristol firm’s corporate finance and mergers and acquisition services to small and medium-sized businesses across the South West. Nic, pictured, has experience across a range of sectors, including development finance, healthcare and owner-managed businesses.  Having spent...

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Osborne Clarke strengthens its energy and utilities sector offering with three new partners

March 20, 2022
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Osborne Clarke strengthens its energy and utilities sector offering with three new partners

Three specialist energy and infrastructure lawyers are joining international legal practice Osborne Clarke as partners from the London office of US specialist firm Orrick. Partners John Deacon, Dominic O’Brien and Hannah Roscoe will significantly boost the Osborne Clarke’s energy and utility sector offering, particularly in the sub-sectors of renewables...

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Foot Anstey recruitment campaign aimed at top City lawyers pays off as it takes on new HR director

March 16, 2022
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Foot Anstey recruitment campaign aimed at top City lawyers pays off as it takes on new HR director

Regional law firm Foot Anstey has hailed its success in luring its new group HR director from a London-based global firm as proof that a recruitment marketing campaign targeting senior talent in the capital is paying off. Felix Hebblethwaite, pictured, will join Foot Anstey’s Bristol office next month after...

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Unique festival will give Bristol businesses chance to engage in discussions on city’s hot topics

March 11, 2022
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Unique festival will give Bristol businesses chance to engage in discussions on city’s hot topics

A major festival to be staged in Bristol this summer will give business leaders the opportunity to discuss key issues for the city ranging from the drive towards net zero to the reinvention of high streets with with government ministers and leading opposition politicians. The two-day Big Tent Festival...

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Rapid-growth Irish cyber security firm calls on Foot Anstey to advise on European expansion deal

March 9, 2022
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Rapid-growth Irish cyber security firm calls on Foot Anstey to advise on European expansion deal

A cross-firm team of lawyers from Foot Anstey has advised the UK’s fastest-growing cyber security specialists Integrity360 on an acquisition that forms part of its pan-European expansion plan. The takeover of London-based Caretower’s UK and Bulgarian businesses means Integrity36 now has 300-plus employees, including 200 cybersecurity engineers, analysts, consultants...

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Osborne Clarke supports charity’s senior managers through innovative staff development partnership

March 9, 2022
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Osborne Clarke supports charity’s senior managers through innovative staff development partnership

Senior managers from the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) are being helped in developing their careers through a new programme launched with international law firm Osborne Clarke. The firm, which employs more than 700 people in its Bristol office, is working in partnership with the Positive Transformation Group...

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Burges Salmon aims to boost growth with record number of partner appointments

March 4, 2022
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Burges Salmon aims to boost growth with record number of partner appointments

In its largest ever round of partner promotions, Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has appointed 10 new partners across a number of key sectors and specialisms. The firm said the move reflected its ambitious strategy for growth in areas spanning technology, fintech, transport, corporate tax, family law & divorce,...

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Wards Solicitors boosts its disputes team with employment solicitor appointment

March 2, 2022
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Wards Solicitors boosts its disputes team with employment solicitor appointment

Specialist employment solicitor Laura Ramos has been appointed to regional law firm Wards Solicitors’ disputes team to build on its breadth of services and support for individuals and businesses. Laura, pictured, specialises in all areas of employment law with a particular focus on dispute resolution.  An experienced litigator, she has a...

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Pioneering vertical farm firm advised by Burges Salmon on major new salad-growing project

March 2, 2022
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Pioneering vertical farm firm advised by Burges Salmon on major new salad-growing project

The net zero team from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised on the first of a number of planned large, low-carbon indoor farms to supply salads to the UK retail and wholesale markets. Each vertical farm is being designed to use 95% less water than conventional growing methods...

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New chief executive appointed by Haseltine Lake Kempner to lead its ambitious growth strategy

March 2, 2022
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New chief executive appointed by Haseltine Lake Kempner to lead its ambitious growth strategy

Bristol-headquartered international intellectual property (IP) law firm Haseltine Lake Kempner has promoted its chief operating officer Graham Lambert to chief executive. Graham, pictured, has worked at the firm for 11 years, having joined as finance director.  He become chief operating officer in 2018 and is credited with playing a...

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