Legal

Long-established law firm Meade King looks to future growth with move to new office

May 16, 2014
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Long-established law firm Meade King looks to future growth with move to new office

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson performed the ribbon cutting to officially open commercial law firm Meade King’s new office – and revealed he had been a client of the firm 45 years ago. The Mayor had engaged the long-established Bristol firm not long after moving to the city to work...

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Space Engineering on launch pad for further growth after US giant buys minority stake

May 9, 2014
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Space Engineering on launch pad for further growth after US giant buys minority stake

US specialist manufacturer Hill Phoenix has acquired a minority stake in Space Engineering Services, the Bristol specialist refrigeration and ventilation firm. Under the deal, financial details of which remain confidential, Space Engineering will work closely with new sister companies Danish CO2 specialist Advansor and glass door manufacturer Anthony International....

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Burges Salmon becomes first corporate sponsor for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

May 7, 2014
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Burges Salmon becomes first corporate sponsor for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has been appointed as the official legal services partner to Bristol 2015 Ltd, the company responsible for the programme of events to be staged next year when Bristol is the European Green Capital. It is the first official sponsorship to be announced by the...

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TLT senior partner Robert Bourns elected Law Society deputy vice president

May 1, 2014
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TLT senior partner Robert Bourns elected Law Society deputy vice president

Bristol-based employment law expert Robert Bourns is to be the next deputy vice president of the Law Society following his election by its council. Robert, senior partner at Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT, will take up the role in July. He is expected to become president of the Law Society...

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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

April 22, 2014
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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has recruited three specialist solicitors to advise its fast-growing portfolio of commercial property clients. Partner Edward Jackman, associate Iain Mason and solicitor Natalia Sokolov join the firm to further strengthen its commercial property and construction offering. Edward arrives from...

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Bart Ingredients finds recipe for further growth with acquisition of paste and sauce maker

April 17, 2014
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Bart Ingredients finds recipe for further growth with acquisition of paste and sauce maker

Bart Ingredients, the Bristol-based well-known manufacturer of herbs and spices, is to expand into the pastes and sauces market after acquiring the assets of Berkshire-based OTP Foods Limited in a multi-million pound deal. Bart sees these wet ingredients as a high-growth area, confirmed by market statistics which show that...

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Guildhall Chambers’ High Sims appointed Queen’s Counsel

April 17, 2014
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Guildhall Chambers’ High Sims appointed Queen’s Counsel

Specialist commercial and chancery barrister Hugh Sims, from Bristol’s Guildhall Chambers, has been named as Queen’s Counsel in this year’s appointments.   His appointment brings the number of silks at Guildhall Chambers to seven. He was sworn in at Westminster Hall earlier this week. Hugh, pictured, is a ranked...

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Temple Bright drives TDC’s £10m European transport systems deal

April 11, 2014
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Temple Bright drives TDC’s £10m European transport systems deal

TDC Systems, the Weston-super-Mare-based specialist in advanced transport systems, has been acquired by Norwegian electronic toll collection business Q-Free. The deal, overseen by Bristol law firm Temple Bright, is expected to be worth £10m, if performance targets for 2014 and 2015 are hit. The initial consideration is £5m –...

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Bristol drinks brand Koji secures follow-on funds to drive growth

April 11, 2014
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Bristol drinks brand Koji secures follow-on funds to drive growth

Bristol-based Future Drinks Co has secured follow-on funding from the Government-backed Angel CoFund and its other investors to drive the next phase of growth of its Koji range of soft drinks. The funding means the firm can continue to scale up its operations and take the Koji brand into...

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Law firms give young people a glimpse of legal life by staging information days

April 11, 2014
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Law firms give young people a glimpse of legal life by staging information days

Three Bristol law firms have staged work experience and information days for school students to give young people a better understanding of legal careers and widen their intake. TLT and Clarke Willmott teamed up with UWE on a two-day pilot work experience scheme for 19 first-year A-level students while...

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‘Dare to dream’ urges first black president of Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce

April 4, 2014
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‘Dare to dream’ urges first black president of Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Karl Brown this week took on the role of president of the Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce. Born and bred in Downend after his parents left the Caribbean to live in Bristol in the 1960s, one of his aims during his year in office is...

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Wildlife trust buys former Avon Gorge sports ground for nature reserve

April 4, 2014
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Wildlife trust buys former Avon Gorge sports ground for nature reserve

A 12-acre former sports ground on the Bristol Portway has been acquired by Avon Wildlife Trust to create a new nature reserve. The a prominent site at the entrance to the Avon Gorge and on one of Bristol’s main gateways will be named Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock nature reserve....

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West law firms lagging behind on profits, report reveals

March 28, 2014
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West law firms lagging behind on profits, report reveals

Law firms in the South West are the least profitable in the UK and have profits per equity partner lower than the national average, research released this week reveals. The region’s firms posted profits as a percentage of fees as 17% against the national average of 23%, according to...

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