Legal

Biomass power station victory for Bond Dickinson lawyers

July 29, 2013
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Biomass power station victory for Bond Dickinson lawyers

Planning lawyers at Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, have helped global renewable energy firm RES win development consent for a biomass power station in Northumberland.  The scheme is the first of its kind to be granted a development consent order by Energy...

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£11m medical tech firm acquisition handled by Bristol professional advisers

July 22, 2013
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£11m medical tech firm acquisition handled by Bristol professional advisers

Bristol-based lawyers and accountants have advised on the £11m acquisition of Gloucestershire medical technology firm Leonhard Lang (UK) by the healthcare business of Irish group DCC. Mark Naughton and Chris Burgess of Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance team advised Leonhard Lang (UK) on the sale, with tax experts Mike...

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Paris expansion for fast-growing Osborne Clarke

July 22, 2013
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Paris expansion for fast-growing Osborne Clarke

Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke has continued its rapid international expansion by opening an office in Paris – its 15th across Europe and the US. The move means France becomes the seventh jurisdiction in which the firm has a base. Just over a year ago Osborne Clarke had around...

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Crown Estate reappoints Bond Dickinson to major portfolio

July 18, 2013
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Crown Estate reappoints Bond Dickinson to major portfolio

Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, has been reappointed to one of two places on the legal panel of The Crown Estate energy and infrastructure portfolio. The decision followed a competitive tender process which aimed to consolidated legal advice across an extremely diverse...

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Business-backed Old Vic scheme helps youngsters take first steps to acting careers

July 16, 2013
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Business-backed Old Vic scheme helps youngsters take first steps to acting careers

A pilot community scheme launched by a group of Bristol firms to help budding young actors join Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company has awarded its first bursaries. The payments, at the end of the first year of the three-year pilot scheme, have been made to six talented youngsters who...

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TLT lawyers advise on major international software takeover

July 12, 2013
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TLT lawyers advise on major international software takeover

Bristol-based national law firm TLT has acted for international IT services group Sword in its £11.7m cross-border acquisition of UK-based Active Risk Group. NYSE-Euronext Paris-listed Sword operates in 15 countries with 1,000-plus staff. The acquisition of Active Risk Group's risk management software is a significant purchase for the group...

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Thrings lawyers play key part in saving iconic Bath music pub

July 12, 2013
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Thrings lawyers play key part in saving iconic Bath music pub

Expert advice from lawyers at Thrings, the M4 corridor legal firm with an office in Bristol, has helped save an iconic Bath pub. The Bell Inn, a popular live music venue on the city’s bohemian Walcot Street, was threatened with permanent closure when its former owners decided to sell. ...

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West lawyers help ex-Dragon’s investment vehicle snap up student housing

July 12, 2013
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West lawyers help ex-Dragon’s investment vehicle snap up student housing

Islamic finance specialists at West law firm Foot Anstey have worked on the £40m-plus acquisition of a student housing scheme by Gulf investors operating through a shari’ah-compliant real estate firm chaired by former Dragons’ Den star James Caan. London-based independent property advisory firm 90 North Real Estate Partners serves...

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Buoyant professional services market puts Bristol ahead of other UK cities

July 11, 2013
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Buoyant professional services market puts Bristol ahead of other UK cities

Bristol’s professional services sector is the most vibrant outside London, according to Blusource, the fast-growing legal, accountancy and banking sectors recruitment consultancy which opened an office in the city six month ago. Blusource, which launched its office in Temple Quay at the start of the year, has recently sealed...

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BrandSoup: Shedding light on the dark side of Prism’s logo

July 9, 2013
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BrandSoup: Shedding light on the dark side of Prism’s logo

We thought BrandSoup was alone in having opinions about the advisability or otherwise of government agencies getting “creative” with logos (see our recent blog – Bonfire of the Quango Logos). But following revelations of the US NSA’s acquisitive attitude to everyone’s emails and Facebook postings, this thorny topic is...

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Brief tips for businesses included in law firm Thrings’ revised website

July 8, 2013
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Brief tips for businesses included in law firm Thrings’ revised website

Directors and managers can gain tips on some of the most-common challenges of running a business through a new range of electronic booklets available for download on the new-look website of M4 corridor law firm Thrings. The booklets, written by commercial lawyers at the firm, which has an office in...

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Cheese deal reflects Bristol law firm Temple Bright’s taste for thriving food sector

June 28, 2013
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Cheese deal reflects Bristol law firm Temple Bright’s taste for thriving food sector

Bristol boutique law firm Temple Bright has provided support to cheese importer Futura Foods UK in a deal to sell a 50% stake in the business to Danish dairy company Nordex Foods. The pan-European deal is the latest in a long line of food industry successes for Temple Bright...

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Accreditation for Bristol law firm TLT for its approach to deaf clients and staff

June 25, 2013
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Accreditation for Bristol law firm TLT for its approach to deaf clients and staff

Bristol-based national law firm TLT has become the first in the UK to be recognised for making significant steps to ensure its legal services are accessible to clients who are deaf or have some level of hearing loss. It yesterday received the Deaf Law Quality Mark accreditation from the...

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