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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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West lawyer steps into key role at global professional association

January 3, 2013
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West lawyer steps into key role at global professional association

Patricia Wass, a specialist wealth and succession lawyer at West law firm Foot Anstey, has become England & Wales regional committee chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Patricia, pictured, was selected after serving as regional deputy chair at STEP, the worldwide professional association for practitioners...

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Law firm Thrings targets small firms with launch of new HR service

January 2, 2013
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Law firm Thrings targets small firms with launch of new HR service

West law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has launched an integrated human resources service to help ease some of the biggest employment headaches faced by small firms. Thrings HR will support clients in areas such as disciplinary investigations, grievance hearings, individual redundancy consultations, performance management and...

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TLT handles sale of UK distributor to German retail group

December 21, 2012
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TLT handles sale of UK distributor to German retail group

Bristol law firm TLT has advised on the sale of UK electronic products distributor Rapid Electronics to German group CONRAD Electronic, one of Europe’s leading electronics mail order retailers. Following the deal, Rapid Electronics’ Colchester base will act as the headquarters for Hirschau, Bavaria, based CONRAD’s expansion into the...

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Burges Salmon’s movers (and shakers) boost The Grand Appeal

December 14, 2012
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Burges Salmon’s movers (and shakers) boost The Grand Appeal

Nine couples made up of lawyers and staff from Bristol law firm Burges Salmon have raised more than £28,500 by taking to the dancefloor for the firm’s charity of the year, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. They took part in a ‘dance off’ at the firm’s showpiece head office...

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Bond Pearce-Dickinson Dees merger. Official joint statement

December 7, 2012
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Bond Pearce-Dickinson Dees merger. Official joint statement

The merger between Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce will go ahead from 1 May 2013 after both firms’ partners voted for the deal. Creating a major new Law Firm, Bond Dickinson will have an income of approximately £95m, 1,200 staff and operations in eight UK wide locations. Jonathan Blair,...

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West law firm Bond Pearce merger with Dickinson Dees goes ahead

December 7, 2012
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West law firm Bond Pearce merger with Dickinson Dees goes ahead

Bond Pearce, the West law firm with a major office in Bristol, is to merge with Newcastle-based Dickinson Dees. Confirmation was announced earlier this afternoon. The tie-up, first mooted in September, creates a UK top 30 law firm with combined revenue of around £95m. Bond Pearce has grown its...

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More growth for Foot Anstey as regulatory specialist joins Bristol office

December 7, 2012
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More growth for Foot Anstey as regulatory specialist joins Bristol office

West law firm Foot Anstey has strengthened its rapidly-growing Bristol office with the arrival of another new partner. The appointment of regulatory specialist Chris Pritchett headcount to 30 with strategic recruitment set to continue.  Chris joins from Bristol rivals Burges Salmon and brings with him a wealth of knowledge...

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TLT lawyers on cue with snooker club group buy-out deal

November 26, 2012
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TLT lawyers on cue with snooker club group buy-out deal

Bristol law firm TLT has advised management at Rileys, Britain’s biggest chain of snooker and pool clubs, on the sale of the business out of administration to a group of private investors. The move saves more than 625 out of around 760 jobs and means that 78 of the...

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Top legal award for Burges Salmon team’s work on nuclear contract

November 23, 2012
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Top legal award for Burges Salmon team’s work on nuclear contract

A team from leading Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has been named Commercial Team of the Year at the annual British Legal Awards for its stand-out work for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The team supported the NDA through effective collaboration on a trailblazing Target Cost Incentive Fee (TCIF)...

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Osborne Clarke completes legal work for Unite’s first retail bond issue

November 22, 2012
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Osborne Clarke completes legal work for Unite’s first retail bond issue

Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke advised long-standing client Unite, the student accommodation specialist also based in the city, on its first retail bond issue. The bonds, launched this week, will have an interest rate of 6.125% and will mature in 2020. They are being offered to the public and are...

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Osborne Clarke and Field Fisher Waterhouse call off £200m merger talks

November 14, 2012
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Osborne Clarke and Field Fisher Waterhouse call off £200m merger talks

Bristol-based international law firm Osborne Clarke and London firm Field Fisher Waterhouse have reached a decision not to pursue merger talks any further. They said the decision was made amicably, with both parties agreeing that the decision was based on the differences between the two firms’ operating models. The...

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Michelmores latest law firm to open an office in Bristol

November 12, 2012
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Michelmores latest law firm to open an office in Bristol

The Bristol office of law firm Wilsons has been acquired by Michelmores, making the Exeter-based firm the latest to move into the city. The move follows the appointment of nationally-recognised contentious agricultural law experts Peter Williams and Vivienne Williams as partners in Michelmores. Peter and Vivienne, who are not...

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