Legal

TLT helps cement acquisition for mineral products firm Francis Flower

August 7, 2015
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TLT helps cement acquisition for mineral products firm Francis Flower

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has advised Somerset mineral resources company Francis Flower on its acquisition of a plant making Scunthorpe Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) – an environmentally friendly product used in cement. Francis Flower bought the business, based at the Tata steel works in Scunthorpe, from Hanson Cement...

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CBI calls for action after survey shows South West firms being held back by skills shortage

August 6, 2015
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CBI calls for action after survey shows South West firms being held back by skills shortage

More than half the businesses in the South West fear they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers for their future success, according to an alarming new report. The annual CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey – which gauged the views of 101 firms across the region –...

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Burges Salmon teams advise iconic furniture firm Herman Miller on its new Wiltshire base

August 4, 2015
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Burges Salmon teams advise iconic furniture firm Herman Miller on its new Wiltshire base

Experts from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon have worked with US office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller on its new state-of-the-art £14m plant in Wiltshire. The 170,000 sq ft (15,794 sq m) development, which is now finished and ready for fit-out on a brownfield site in Melksham, will combine Herman...

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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

July 31, 2015
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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, is advising the trade association for bookshops in its legal battle against what it sees as market abuse by online retail giant Amazon. The EU’s Competition Directorate (DGC) has launched a competition law investigation into Amazon’s e-book distribution arrangements....

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Advisory work on sale of solar farms gives Burges Salmon powerful boost in clean energy rankings

July 30, 2015
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Advisory work on sale of solar farms gives Burges Salmon powerful boost in clean energy rankings

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has strengthened its position as one of Europe’s top legal advisors in the fast-growing clean energy sector by working with German global solar energy group Belectric on the sale of three UK solar projects. The schemes – two in Warwickshire and one in Kent...

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Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon help get £360m Great Western train deal on track

July 30, 2015
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Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon help get £360m Great Western train deal on track

Bristol-headquartered law firms Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke have advised on a £360m deal to buy new, faster trains for the Great Western mainline between London and Devon and Cornwall. The 29 Hitachi AT300 trains will cut journey times from London to Exeter by up to five minutes and...

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Veale Wasbrough Vizards solicitor joins elite group of registered trade mark attorneys in Bristol

July 27, 2015
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Veale Wasbrough Vizards solicitor joins elite group of registered trade mark attorneys in Bristol

Paula Williams, a senior associate in law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ (VWV) Bristol trade marks team, has qualified as a registered trade mark attorney – one of only seven based in the city. Paula  joins a select number of solicitors in the UK who are qualified both as a...

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Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Bristol law firms

July 21, 2015
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Bristol law firms Thrings, Burges Salmon and CMS Cameron McKenna have advised on the sale of a solar farm that will be one of the UK’s largest when it starts generating power next year. The 165-acre Wroughton Airfield Solar Park, on a former Second World War RAF air base...

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RWA offers gilt-edged brand promotion opportunities to Bristol businesses

July 17, 2015
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RWA offers gilt-edged brand promotion opportunities to Bristol businesses

Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol’s original public gallery and regional centre of arts excellence, is invigorating its offer to businesses that are seeking to promote their brand and services, or are looking for a distinctive venue for hosting corporate events. “Great art continuously inspires. Great business leaders...

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NFU legal panel re-appoints Thrings and Foot Anstey for another three years

July 16, 2015
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Regional law firms Foot Anstey and Thrings – both with offices in Bristol – have retained their places on the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) panel of specialist agricultural lawyers. Foot Anstey has been re-appointed for a further three years to the South West region panel while Thrings continues its...

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Bristol schoolkids get lesson in law as their reading buddy scheme with Thrings reaches final chapter

July 13, 2015
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Bristol schoolkids get lesson in law as their reading buddy scheme with Thrings reaches final chapter

The tables were turned on a team of solicitors from the Bristol base of commercial law firm Thrings last week when pupils they have helped under a year-long reading scheme were given the chance to find out what goes on at their office. Almost 20 eight and nine-year-old Whitehall...

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Businesses line up with UWE and council to support this year’s Bristol Pride

July 10, 2015
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Businesses line up with UWE and council to support this year’s Bristol Pride

A number of  city firms have joined UWE as the lead partners supporting Bristol Pride, the week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. It is the sixth year running UWE has sponsored the event, the largest free Pride Festival in the UK which last year...

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Temple Bright advises on creation of the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

July 3, 2015
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Temple Bright advises on creation of the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

Helpling, the leading global platform for on-demand home services, announced today the acquisition of Hassle.com, the European pioneer of this business model and the market leader in the UK. Both Helpling and Hassle.com enable customers to book a local, vetted cleaner online or via a smartphone app. Hassle.com was established in December 2012 and has enjoyed first...

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