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Niche London property practice joins Veale Wasbrough Vizards

October 2, 2013
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Niche London property practice joins Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards has taken over niche London property practice George Carter in a move that further strengthens its City office. George Carter specialises in commercial and residential property. Its three partners, two lawyers and four support staff will now be based in VWV’s London office in...

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Inquiries rise for specialist lawyers as interest builds in Govt’s Help-to-Buy scheme

September 30, 2013
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Inquiries rise for specialist lawyers as interest builds in Govt’s Help-to-Buy scheme

Specialist property law firm Hoffman Male is experiencing a large increase in the numbers of homebuyers contacting its Bristol office to take advantage of the Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy schemes, which aim to encourage buyers back into the market. The NewBuy scheme, launched in March last year, offers Government loans...

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Legal 500: Mergers drive Bristol market as conditions remain tough

September 27, 2013
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Legal 500: Mergers drive Bristol market as conditions remain tough

Bristol’s legal market has been dominated by more mergers and new arrivals as its firms are increasingly challenged by highly-competitive conditions, according to the latest Legal 500 published this week. The annual directory, one of the definitive guides to the UK legal sector, says the regional market experienced “another...

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Legal 500: Bristol’s movers and shakers

September 27, 2013
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Every year the Legal 500 identifies the leading individuals among Bristol’s law firms. This year it has highlighted: Omar Al-Nuaimi - Osborne Clarke (Banking and finance) Neil Baker – Clarke Willmott (Planning) Alan Barr – Burges Salmon (Corporate and commercial) Michael Bothamley – DAC Beachcroft (Commercial property) Andrew Braithwaite...

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Legal 500: Bristol sector analysis

September 27, 2013
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The Legal 500 analyses firms by sector to identify the top players in each practice area. Here are its findings in the key Bristol sectors of technology, media and telecoms; commercial property and finance. TMT (technology, media and telecoms), IT and telecoms Burges Salmon advises blue-chip clients on large-scale...

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Temple Bright makes its mark with first Tech City deal

September 27, 2013
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Temple Bright makes its mark with first Tech City deal

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has delivered the first significant deal out of its new London office in the high-growth Tech City area of Shoreditch. Fittingly, it is a tech-driven transaction: brand engagement agency FM Group has acquired the Shoreditch app and web developer Red C for an undisclosed...

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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

September 25, 2013
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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

The latest developments in the low carbon sector and their significance for Bristol’s burgeoning green sector will be highlighted at an event staged later today in the city. Staged by Low Carbon South West and hosted by accountants Smith & Williamson, the event will have a particular focus on...

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Bond Dickinson advises on upmarket swimwear brand deal

August 6, 2013
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Bond Dickinson advises on upmarket swimwear brand deal

Lawyers at Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, have advised long-standing client Piper Private Equity on its £8m investment in designer swim and leisurewear brand Orlebar Brown. The deal is the latest by Piper in a series of investments in fast-growing fashion, retail...

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Biomass power station victory for Bond Dickinson lawyers

July 29, 2013
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Biomass power station victory for Bond Dickinson lawyers

Planning lawyers at Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, have helped global renewable energy firm RES win development consent for a biomass power station in Northumberland.  The scheme is the first of its kind to be granted a development consent order by Energy...

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£11m medical tech firm acquisition handled by Bristol professional advisers

July 22, 2013
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£11m medical tech firm acquisition handled by Bristol professional advisers

Bristol-based lawyers and accountants have advised on the £11m acquisition of Gloucestershire medical technology firm Leonhard Lang (UK) by the healthcare business of Irish group DCC. Mark Naughton and Chris Burgess of Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance team advised Leonhard Lang (UK) on the sale, with tax experts Mike...

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Paris expansion for fast-growing Osborne Clarke

July 22, 2013
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Paris expansion for fast-growing Osborne Clarke

Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke has continued its rapid international expansion by opening an office in Paris – its 15th across Europe and the US. The move means France becomes the seventh jurisdiction in which the firm has a base. Just over a year ago Osborne Clarke had around...

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Crown Estate reappoints Bond Dickinson to major portfolio

July 18, 2013
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Crown Estate reappoints Bond Dickinson to major portfolio

Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, has been reappointed to one of two places on the legal panel of The Crown Estate energy and infrastructure portfolio. The decision followed a competitive tender process which aimed to consolidated legal advice across an extremely diverse...

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Business-backed Old Vic scheme helps youngsters take first steps to acting careers

July 16, 2013
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Business-backed Old Vic scheme helps youngsters take first steps to acting careers

A pilot community scheme launched by a group of Bristol firms to help budding young actors join Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company has awarded its first bursaries. The payments, at the end of the first year of the three-year pilot scheme, have been made to six talented youngsters who...

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