Legal

Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

October 20, 2014
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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

Commercial law firm Thrings has appointed two solicitors to its fast-growing commercial property team as a result of continued organic growth and a series of new client wins. Associate Steve Schofield and solicitor Beth Nicholls will further strengthen Thrings’ commercial property and construction offering across its four main offices...

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Property expert returns to law firm Clarke Willmott to boost its social housing team

October 14, 2014
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Property expert returns to law firm Clarke Willmott to boost its social housing team

National law firm Clarke Willmott is expanding its social housing team following a number of high-profile client wins. Jonathan Stokes, pictured, has been appointed as head of plot sales in the firm’s commercial property team based in the Bristol office.  The move means a return to Clarke Willmott for...

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Law Society equality and diversity award won by TLT

October 10, 2014
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Law Society equality and diversity award won by TLT

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has won the Law Society Excellence Award for Excellence in Equality & Diversity. The firm was also shortlisted in the junior lawyer of the year category. Winners were selected by a panel of senior industry experts and represent the brightest and best talent the legal...

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The LAST WORD: Jane Oakland, partner, Thrings

October 3, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Jane Oakland, partner, Thrings

Each week Bristol Business News will give a prominent member of the city’s business community the chance to have the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. Jane Oakland, partner at commercial law firm Thrings, kicks off the series by answering our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you...

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Temple Bright powers ahead with Jordanian solar success

October 3, 2014
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Temple Bright powers ahead with Jordanian solar success

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has advised Jordan-based Shamsuna Power Company (Shamsuna) on the closing of its round one solar project in Jordan.  The project comprises a 10MW solar PV power plant located in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, including construction of a 6km 33kV transmission line connecting to a...

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Latest Legal 500 shows strong growth for Bristol’s high-flying law firms

October 2, 2014
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Latest Legal 500 shows strong growth for Bristol’s high-flying law firms

Bristol’s legal market is enjoying a strong recovery as business confidence returns to the South West, according to the annual Legal 500 guide. The respected publication, which identifies the UK’s best-performing legal firms and individuals, once again highlights the strength of Bristol’s legal market and its key players. The...

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Legal 500 identifies Bristol’s top lawyers

October 2, 2014
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The Legal 500 names the following as Bristol leading lawyers: 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 Thrings Intellectual property Paul Browne Burges Salmon Commercial property Roger Bull Burges...

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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

September 19, 2014
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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

BYEP, the Bristol-based social enterprise dedicated to mentoring, enterprise training and inspiring young people, is calling on businesses to support it as it embarks on an ambitious five-year plan to support young people from the inner city. The plan sets out key targets to support those who might find...

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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Circuit judge appointment for Bristol silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

September 15, 2014
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Circuit judge appointment for Bristol silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

Peter Blair, the Bristol-based QC who helped bring tax-avoiding celebrities such as Gary Barlow to book, has been appointed by the Queen as a circuit judge. Mr Blair, pictured, the head of Bristol’s Guildhall Chambers for the past eight years, will try civil and criminal cases at Swindon law...

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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

August 27, 2014
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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has advised its client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £3.6m investment in sustainable energy firm Ecovision Renewable Energy. The Burges Salmon team was led by partner Richard Spink with assistance from senior associates Douglas Streatfeild-James, Vanessa Barnicoat and solicitor Jenny Tran. The deal...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free...

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Burges Salmon team lead on the Co-op’s £249m farm disposal to Wellcome Trust

August 4, 2014
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Burges Salmon team lead on the Co-op’s £249m farm disposal to Wellcome Trust

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has advised the troubled Co-operative Group on the £249m sale of its farms to health charity the Wellcome Trust, which was announced this week. The high-profile transaction involved a strong team from Burges Salmon led by corporate partner Nick Graves and real estate partner...

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