Legal

Australian takeover gives UK law firm new direction

February 12, 2013
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Australian takeover gives UK law firm new direction

Law firm Russell Jones & Walker, which has an office in Bristol, was been acquired by Australian firm Slater & Gordon for £54m. The deal enables Slater & Gordon, which was the world’s first legal practice to have share listed, to enter the UK market. The deal is subject...

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Bristol law firm TLT lands top legal award for its rapid expansion

February 8, 2013
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Bristol law firm TLT lands top legal award for its rapid expansion

The fast growth of Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has been recognised in one of the legal industry’s top awards. The firm was named National/Regional Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2013, following what the judges called bold strategic moves into Scotland and Northern Ireland. TLT, led...

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Five partners appointed at fast-growing West law firm Thrings

February 5, 2013
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Five partners appointed at fast-growing West law firm Thrings

West law firm Thrings has appointed five new partners including recruiting respected corporate lawyer Alex Pyatt from rivals Withy King. The appointments take the number of partners at the firm, which has an office in Bristol, to more than 60. Alex, pictured, described by the Chambers UK 2013 legal...

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Acas conference to tackle the changing face of employment relations

February 4, 2013
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Acas conference to tackle the changing face of employment relations

The latest developments in employment relations will come under the spotlight at a major conference for West businesses staged by Acas, Britain’s top employment relations service. The event, called The Changing Face of Employment Relations, will tackle the issues that every company needs to be aware of including, how...

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Major Govt legal panel appoints Bristol law firm VWV’s real estate team

January 31, 2013
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Major Govt legal panel appoints Bristol law firm VWV’s real estate team

The real estate team at Bristol law firm VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) has been appointed to a top Government legal panel to work on property and estates work. Some 67 firms applied for the seven places on the Procurement Service Legal Services Framework Agreement which undertakes a wide range...

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Legal training provider recruits apprentice assessor for South West

January 22, 2013
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Legal training provider recruits apprentice assessor for South West

Specialist apprenticeship provider Damar Training has appointed assessor Kerry Leahy to support its growing work with the legal sector across the South West. Bristol-based Kerry will be working with law firms in the region supporting their legal apprentices. She joins Damar after seven years as a litigation executive specialising...

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New construction partner appointed by law firm TLT

January 21, 2013
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New construction partner appointed by law firm TLT

TLT, the national law firm with its headquarters in Bristol, has strengthened its construction team by appointing specialist lawyer Lawrence Bruce as a partner. Lawrence,, has extensive expertise advising funders, developers, contractors, consortium and joint venture partners on developments and projects throughout the UK and overseas in a wide...

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Veale Wasbrough Vizards merger talks end

January 18, 2013
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Veale Wasbrough Vizards merger talks end

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) and Hewitsons have called off their merger plans. In a joint statement issued this afternoon they confirmed discussions have now ended after more than six months. VWV and Hewitsons, which has offices in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton, confirmed the talks last...

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Law trainees select charities for their 2013 fundraising activities

January 18, 2013
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Law trainees select charities for their 2013 fundraising activities

Trainee lawyers at West law firm Foot Anstey have chosen The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust and Age UK as the charities they will support this year. The 12 trainees are required to play a lead role in the firm’s busy calendar of corporate social responsibility activities as part of...

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Key appointment boosts Veale Wasbrough Vizard’s education team

January 14, 2013
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Key appointment boosts Veale Wasbrough Vizard’s education team

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards has strengthened its nationally-recognised education team with the appointment of Alice Reeve. Alice, pictured, specialises in employment law, working predominantly with independent schools, academies and other educational institutions. She was previously a partner at Cheltenham and Reading firm Rickerbys, where she led the...

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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

January 11, 2013
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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

Temple Bright, the fast-growing Bristol law firm, has added construction law specialist Doug Masson to its practice as a partner. Mr Masson joins from top 25 UK firm SNR Denton, where he was a partner. He trained in the City of London and was subsequently a partner in the...

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West law firms set to merge and challenge for Top 100 placing

January 10, 2013
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West law firms set to merge and challenge for Top 100 placing

Two of the West’s leading law firms, Harrison Clark and Rickerbys, have announced plans to merge, marking a further consolidation of the regional legal market. The firms have signed heads of agreement on the move, which, with continued growth, is expected to put the combined operation among the UK’s...

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TLT trumps UK’s largest law firms in client satisfaction league table

January 7, 2013
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TLT trumps UK’s largest law firms in client satisfaction league table

Bristol-headquartered TLT has beaten all the UK’s major law firms, including the ‘magic circle’ of City-based international firms, to rank number one for client satisfaction. The firm took top spot in the table compiled by trade magazine Legal Week which gauged the views of 1,204 of the UK’s largest...

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