Legal

TLT advises on $1.8m venture capital funding for fast-growing software-as-a-service provider

February 16, 2015
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TLT advises on $1.8m venture capital funding for fast-growing software-as-a-service provider

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered law firm, has advised venture capital firm Sussex Place Ventures on its investment in expanding UK firm Kimble Applications, one of Europe’s leading professional services automation (PSA) providers. The investment, part of a $1.8m (£1.2m) equity fundraising, will allow Kimble Applications to further expand its international...

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Ashfords’ Bristol office leads on ClusterHQ’s $12m funding round

February 13, 2015
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Ashfords’ Bristol office leads on ClusterHQ’s $12m funding round

The Bristol office of South West law firm Ashfords has advised innovative data management company ClusterHQ on the UK legal aspects of its $12m (£7.8m) funding round. As reported on Bristol Business News last week, the Series A funding was led by US tech fund Accel Partners, with participation...

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Senior associate appointment strengthens BCL Legal’s Bristol office

February 12, 2015
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Senior associate appointment strengthens BCL Legal’s Bristol office

National specialist recruitment firm BCL Legal has appointed Georgina Inson as a senior associate in its Bristol office. Georgina, pictured, will handle non-contentious commercial roles in the city, including real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities.  She has worked in legal recruitment for five years and held positions at Hays...

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Bristol firms go the extra mile to raise funds for polio immunisation

February 11, 2015
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Bristol firms go the extra mile to raise funds for polio immunisation

Some of Bristol’s biggest businesses have joined forces with seven Rotary Clubs across the city to support a campaign to immunise 125,000 children against polio. The 11 firms are backing Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign, part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) which is looking to eradicate polio...

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Burges Salmon gains place on Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s new legal panel

February 10, 2015
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Burges Salmon gains place on Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s new legal panel

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered law firm, has been appointed by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to its newly-created legal panel. The firm will provide the FSCS with a range of legal services as one of eight firms appointed to the panel to manage the majority of its legal...

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Strong year for law firm Thrings as investment in blue-chip clients and staff pays off

February 2, 2015
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Strong year for law firm Thrings as investment in blue-chip clients and staff pays off

Annual turnover at West of England law firm Thrings has climbed by 18% to £25m on strong performances by its corporate, commercial property, agriculture and company commercial teams. The Top 100 firm, which has offices in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and London, also said investment in clients and staff and...

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TLT team handles BGL’s £26.6m motorbike insurance sale to Saga

January 30, 2015
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TLT team handles BGL’s £26.6m motorbike insurance sale to Saga

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has advised BGL Group, one of the UK’s largest consumer insurance groups, on the sale of the country’s number one specialist motorbike insurer Bennetts. Saga is paying £26.6m to acquire Bennetts, which covers more than 200,000 motorbike enthusiasts – almost half over the age of...

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The LAST WORD: Stephen Rosser, chief executive, Clarke Willmott

January 16, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Stephen Rosser, chief executive, Clarke Willmott

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Stephen Rosser, chief executive of national law firm Clarke Willmott, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Chasing Mavericks, the story of...

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South West ‘most active’ legal adviser rankings headed by Foot Anstey’s corporate team

January 16, 2015
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South West ‘most active’ legal adviser rankings headed by Foot Anstey’s corporate team

Law firm Foot Anstey’s corporate team has been named as the most active legal advisers, by volume, in the South West in independent research. The report by global information services group Experian places the team at the top of the region’s table of advisers with 35 transactions completed last year. It acted...

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Temple Bright adds pensions expertise with Foot Anstey lateral hire

January 16, 2015
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Temple Bright adds pensions expertise with Foot Anstey lateral hire

Groundbreaking law firm Temple Bright has today been joined by Foot Anstey’s head of pensions Comron Rowe, who will launch its pensions practice. Rowe, pictured, left, with Temple Bright co-founder Tim Summers, will work out of the firm’s Bristol office and serve clients across the UK. Rowe qualified at...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the...

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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

January 8, 2015
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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

Thrings has become the first law firm in Bristol to include an interactive, 3D virtual tour of its office in the city on Google – a move it believes gives it a commercial advantage over its rivals. Anyone searching for Thrings on Google will see high quality, 360-degree photographs...

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Foot Anstey part of the masterplan to help grow Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green

December 19, 2014
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Foot Anstey part of the masterplan to help grow Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green

Regional law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has advised former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s retail brand Pretty Green on the opening of two stores in London as part of its UK growth plans. Pretty Green was launched in 2009 and now operates from 17 outlets...

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