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Sale of independent Bristol building merchant to major group handled by Thrings

November 27, 2015
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Sale of independent Bristol building merchant to major group handled by Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has completed the sale of Avonmouth-based builders’ merchants Ashmead Building Supplies to Bradfords, one of the industry’s largest operators. Ashmead, which also has a branch in Devon, has been trading for more than 35 years and specialises in supplying...

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Clinical negligence panel role for Clarke Willmott personal injury lawyer

November 27, 2015
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Clinical negligence panel role for Clarke Willmott personal injury lawyer

Marguarita Tyne, a personal injury partner in law firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office, has been appointed to the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) specialist clinical negligence panel. AvMA works with patients injured as a result of medical mistakes and its panel is made up of highly experienced specialists who...

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Autumn Statement 2015: National business reaction

November 26, 2015
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The CBI welcomed the spending review’s commitment to longer-term investment in the economy but said there was a sting in the tail in the size and scope of the £3m apprenticeship levy. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn said: “Businesses will be pleased to see the Chancellor staying the course on deficit...

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Autumn Statement: Bristol business reaction

November 25, 2015
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Bristol business experts have given a broadly upbeat reaction to this week’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review. James Durie, pictured below, chief executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative – part of Business West – said it contained some positive news for the city-region. “Once again the ‘builder’...

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Autumn Statement 2015: Main points

November 25, 2015
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Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement and Spending Review. These are the main points: Chancellor says five years ago UK economy was in crisis. Debt will fall this year. £12bn of welfare savings will be delivered in full. Britain has grown faster than any other G7 countries...

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Osborne Clarke achieves strong global growth in ‘exceptional’ year

November 20, 2015
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Osborne Clarke achieves strong global growth in ‘exceptional’ year

Strong growth in international markets has lifted revenues at Bristol-headquartered global law firm Osborne Clarke, it announced today. According to the firm’s half-year results, its international business achieved a 25% increase in revenue to €111m (£77.6m). UK first-half turnover increased by 14% to £54.6m. The firm employs around 400...

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National award nomination for pro bono partnership between Avon & Bristol Law Centre and students

November 20, 2015
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National award nomination for pro bono partnership between Avon & Bristol Law Centre and students

Bristol law students’ work in assisting benefit claimants wrongly declared fit for employment has helped secure a nomination for a national award. Students from UWE Bristol and the University of Law have been volunteering at the Avon & Bristol Law Centre advising claimants challenging changes made to their disability...

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Autumn Statement 2015: Follow Bristol Business News for the best coverage and analysis

November 20, 2015
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Autumn Statement 2015: Follow Bristol Business News for the best coverage and analysis

Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his much-anticipated Autumn Statement next Wednesday – and once again Bristol Business News will be the number one media outlet for authoritative live news, analysis and comment. Our team of experienced business journalists will highlight the key measures that are likely to impact on...

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Digital move for Burges Salmon’s Pink Book land and farming law bible

November 18, 2015
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Digital move for Burges Salmon’s Pink Book land and farming law bible

Bristol law firm’s Pink Book – the legal ‘bible’ for landowners and farmers – has become available online for the first time. The detailed reference guide covers topics as diverse as buying, selling and developing farmland, estate planning, trusts and partnerships, planning and employment law.  There is guidance on...

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Burges Salmon partner takes over as Honorary Consul for Germany in Bristol

November 13, 2015
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Burges Salmon partner takes over as Honorary Consul for Germany in Bristol

Tim Illston, a partner at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon, was today appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bristol. Tim, pictured, has taken over from the previous Honorary Consul Ann Newby, who is retiring. He was sworn in at a ceremony –...

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Temple Bright takes on City establishment for insurance litigation

November 13, 2015
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Temple Bright takes on City establishment for insurance litigation

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has been instructed by a key London market insurer in connection with the defence of a £4m professional negligence claim against an architect, contract administrator, quantity surveyor and contractor concerning more than two thousand allegedly defective windows in two large local authority buildings in...

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Charity work earns specialist law firm director top accolade at Downing Street reception

November 12, 2015
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Charity work earns specialist law firm director top accolade at Downing Street reception

Christine Bunting, director at specialist law firm Hyphen, which has a base in Bristol, has received one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Points of Light awards, which recognise outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Christine gained the accolade through her work with...

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Surveyor focus for Thrings’ latest commercial property seminar

November 10, 2015
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Surveyor focus for Thrings’ latest commercial property seminar

Graduate and junior surveyors from across the South West will have the opportunity to pick up useful tips and practical advice from legal experts at regional commercial law firm Thrings’ latest commercial property seminar. Members of Thrings’ commercial property team will discuss a range of topics facing post-qualified experience...

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