Legal

Bond Dickinson Bristol team helps gain funding for London affordable homes scheme

June 30, 2015
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Bond Dickinson Bristol team helps gain funding for London affordable homes scheme

Bristol-based legal experts at national law firm Bond Dickinson have helped the business behind a pioneering home ownership plan receive £40m funding from the Greater London Authority to launch in the capital. Gentoo Genie expects to be able to offer 2,000 new homes to buyers who would not ordinarily...

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Ashfords adds Land Registry to Government contract tally

June 29, 2015
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Ashfords adds Land Registry to Government contract tally

The Land Registry has appointed West of England law firm Ashfords as a provider of legal services to its corporate procurement team following a tender process. The team is responsible for all major spending by the Land Registry, principally on information and communications technology (ICT) and facilities management (FM)...

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DWF looks to develop nuclear energy team with Bristol-based partner appointment

June 26, 2015
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DWF looks to develop nuclear energy team with Bristol-based partner appointment

National law firm DWF has recruited Simon Stuttaford, former general counsel and company secretary at nuclear waste recycling and disposal firm Energy Solutions, as a partner in its national nuclear energy team. Based in Bristol, Simon, pictured, will help develop the firm’s expertise across the energy sector both nationally...

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Osborne Clarke does the double after landing second coveted Law Firm of the Year title

June 26, 2015
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Osborne Clarke does the double after landing second coveted Law Firm of the Year title

Bristol-headquartered law firm Osborne Clarke has scooped one of the legal sector’s most prestigious titles – Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer magazine’s annual awards. The achievement follows its success in the Legal Business Awards in March when it was also  named law firm of the year –...

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Simpson Millar medical negligence solicitor joins Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office as partner

June 26, 2015
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Simpson Millar medical negligence solicitor joins Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office as partner

National law firm Clarke Willmott continues to grow its Bristol-based personal injury team with the appointment of Marguarita Tyne, who joins as a partner from the Bristol office of Simpson Millar. Marguarita, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience, specialises in high-value, severe clinical negligence claims, in particular...

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Health and safety advice group launched by Ashfords to fill gap in market

June 26, 2015
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Health and safety advice group launched by Ashfords to fill gap in market

Regional law firm Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, has launched a service to give top-level advice on safety, food, environment and trading standards. The regulatory consultancy will support clients by aiming to achieve significant cost savings, bolster their brand and improve efficiencies. It will set up and...

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Smith & Williamson team’s double deal clinches world football memorabilia victory for UK retailer

June 22, 2015
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Smith & Williamson team’s double deal clinches world football memorabilia victory for UK retailer

The Bristol-based corporate finance team at accountancy group Smith & Williamson has helped create the world’s largest football memorabilia business through two deals spanning Dubai and Dorset. First the team handled the sale of a 65% stake in London-based signed memorabilia retailer Icons Shop for £2.6m to Marka, a...

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£271m student accommodation sale handled by Burges Salmon teams

June 22, 2015
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£271m student accommodation sale handled by Burges Salmon teams

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised Ahli United Bank UK (AUB UK) on the sale of its entire student accommodation portfolio in a £271m deal with the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF). AUB’s UK Student Accommodation Fund was set-up as a Sharia-compliant vehicle and in 2011 bought...

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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

June 22, 2015
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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

Annual turnover at regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has leapt by 10% to £27.5m – the second consecutive year it has achieved double-digit growth. The firm said a client-focused strategy and modern and transparent pricing models coupled with strong organic growth contributed to the...

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Students in the running for national Women in Property awards after winning regional heat

June 9, 2015
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Students in the running for national Women in Property awards after winning regional heat

Undergraduates Megan Peeks and Victoria Gosden have been chosen to represent the South West region at the annual National Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards. Megan, who is studying architecture and planning at UWE, and Victoria, a landscape architecture student at the University of Gloucestershire, were...

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Bristol solicitor is appointed to prestigious Government legal panel

June 8, 2015
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Bristol solicitor is appointed to prestigious Government legal panel

Anthony Fairweather, a partner in national law firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office, has been selected to  join a Government panel of lawyers who support vulnerable people on important legal and financial matters. Anthony, pictured, is one of 68 solicitors from across the country who will sit on the Office...

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Bond Dickinson profits power ahead as staff numbers grow in Bristol office

June 2, 2015
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Bond Dickinson profits power ahead as staff numbers grow in Bristol office

Annual revenues have grown by 7% to £106.4m at national law firm Bond Dickinson, which has an office in Bristol, with profits up 20%. The figures, for the 2014-15 financial year, cap a strong year for the firm with high-profile panel wins and retentions including Sainsbury’s, AIG UK and...

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Foot Anstey helps Weston College’s Trust link up with primary school

May 29, 2015
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Foot Anstey helps Weston College’s Trust link up with primary school

Regional law firm Foot Anstey has advised Weston College on its sponsorship of Weston-super-Mare primary school Herons’ Moor Academy through its Inspirational Futures Trust. The academy has joined the multi-academy trust set in a move that further strengthens the links between key education institutions in North Somerset. The trust...

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