Legal

Meade King strengthens dispute resolution team with new appointment

March 31, 2015
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Meade King strengthens dispute resolution team with new appointment

Bristol law firm Meade King has appointed Alex Lyttle as a senior solicitor in its dispute resolution team. Alex, pictured, joins after spending six years at Wards, the 10-office Bristol firm, where he was an associate solicitor. His arrival comes just under a year after Meade King relocated to...

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Costain panel appointment for Burges Salmon ‘reflects its sector expertise’

March 27, 2015
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Costain panel appointment for Burges Salmon ‘reflects its sector expertise’

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-based national law firm, has been appointed to the legal panel of construction and engineering group Costain for three years. The firm will provide legal advice across its business including in relation to engineering & construction, insurance, real estate, corporate, IP (intellectual property)/IT/data protection and employment...

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Temple Bright seals international deal for YOO Hotels & Resorts

March 27, 2015
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Temple Bright seals international deal for YOO Hotels & Resorts

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has advised YOO Hotels & Resorts on a strategic alliance which gives the international hotels group a foothold in the South American market. As a result of the deal between YOO Hotels and InterCity Hotels, five hotels will be developed in Brazil over the...

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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now...

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Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is hoping to welcome up to 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended...

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Strong growth and cutting-edge work secure coveted Law Firm of the Year award for Osborne Clarke

March 25, 2015
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Strong growth and cutting-edge work secure coveted Law Firm of the Year award for Osborne Clarke

Bristol-headquartered Osborne Clarke has been named law firm of the year at the prestigious Legal Business Awards. The firm was commended in particular for its recent growth trajectory and its focus on sectors and issues that are at the cutting edge of the law such as building smart cities...

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Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bristol firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall on May 14...

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Solar proves powerful source of work for Burges Salmon as installations soar to new levels

March 20, 2015
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Solar proves powerful source of work for Burges Salmon as installations soar to new levels

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has reached the landmark of advising on more than two gigawatts (two billion watts) of solar PV installations in the UK since the introduction of the first feed-in tariff in April 2010. The firm has been involved in projects from the first wave of...

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Bristol property market recovery builds attendances at Thrings’ sector seminars

March 20, 2015
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Bristol property market recovery builds attendances at Thrings’ sector seminars

More than 170 figures from the region’s increasingly buoyant property sector gathered at the offices of leading commercial law firm Thrings this week for its annual series of commercial property seminars. Building surveyors, property agents, planning consultants and accountants from across the region joined event host Matthew Smith, partners...

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BUDGET 2015: Bristol business reaction

March 18, 2015
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Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of measures that could boost the economy in and around Bristol in this week’s Budget. These included granting full approval of the third and final section of Bristol’s MetroBus Network, running from the North Fringe to Hengrove and housing zones in South Bristol...

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Bristol’s top law firms challenging for Legal Business Awards

March 16, 2015
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Bristol’s top law firms challenging for Legal Business Awards

Bristol’s largest law firms are lining up against the cream of the legal sector next week in the coveted Legal Business Awards 2015. Bristol-headquartered Osborne Clarke is challenging five firms for the title of Law Firm of the Year while it is also on the seven-strong shortlist for the...

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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

March 2, 2015
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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

West of England commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has strengthened its corporate offering to domestic and international clients with the appointment of Jonathan Morris as partner. Jonathan, pictured, is a highly-experienced corporate solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience of working with businesses listed...

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Lawyers hit the right note with Pop Go The Legals battle of the bands

February 27, 2015
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Lawyers hit the right note with Pop Go The Legals battle of the bands

Barnstorming versions of Teenage Kicks and Disco 2000 helped The Mighty Rufus clinch the coveted first prize in the Bristol law firm battle of the bands. The five-piece band, drawn from Osborne Clarke and Bond Dickinson, wowed the 300-strong crowd at The Tunnels last night with a strong eight-song...

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