Legal

Fast-growing Temple Bright shakes up turnaround market in Bristol with big-name hire

March 7, 2014
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Fast-growing Temple Bright shakes up turnaround market in Bristol with big-name hire

Bristol law firm Temple Bright has added another practice area to its operations with the arrival of insolvency and turnaround specialist Phil Winterborne from Clarke Willmott. Phil, pictured, will head a new insolvency and turnaround practice based in Temple Bright’s Bristol office. He expects much of his work to...

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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

March 5, 2014
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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

Optimism among law firms is at its highest level for seven years despite an increasingly competitive business environment and forthcoming major tax changes. Eight in 10 firms are confident about the year ahead, compared to six in 10 last year. Smaller firms – those with 25 partners or less...

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Specialist law firm snapped up by Helphire as it accelerates drive into legal market

February 27, 2014
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Specialist law firm snapped up by Helphire as it accelerates drive into legal market

Fast-growing legal services firm NewLaw, which has an office in Bristol, is to be acquired by specialist accident-claim handler Helphire. The NewLaw group specialises in road traffic personal injuries and also provides consumer-related services such as wills and probate and provides medical reports, costs drafting and employment law advice....

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Businesses get food for thought as Nicaraguan coffee grower tells them of Fairtrade’s vital role

February 24, 2014
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Businesses get food for thought as Nicaraguan coffee grower tells them of Fairtrade’s vital role

Buying Fairtrade products can be a tiny decision for a business yet it can have a huge impact on people’s lives. This message was brought home to businesses this morning as Fairtrade Fortnight got underway with a launch breakfast at Bristol law firm Burges Salmon. Margarita Espinoza, a Fairtrade...

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Head of commercial appointed at Jordans Corporate Law as its growth continues

February 17, 2014
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Head of commercial appointed at Jordans Corporate Law as its growth continues

Jordans Corporate Law, the recently-launched Bristol legal practice, has appointed Simon Bates as head of commercial. The firm, established last September, provides other legal firms, accountants and corporates with a wide range of legal, governance and compliance services, including expert legal advice and assistance with non-contentious company and commercial...

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Trainee conveyancer joins Hoffman Male’s Bristol office

February 14, 2014
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Trainee conveyancer joins Hoffman Male’s Bristol office

Property law firm Hoffman Male has appointed Rachael James as a trainee conveyancer in its Bristol office. Rachael, pictured, has a law degree from Swansea University, where she also took her legal practice course before joining Hoffman Male, which opened its office at Aztec West last year. Rachael, 22,...

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MBO of Welsh equipment firm handled by Bristol corporate finance and legal teams

February 7, 2014
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MBO of Welsh equipment firm handled by Bristol corporate finance and legal teams

Bristol corporate expertise has helped the successful management buyout (MBO) of a Welsh specialist handling equipment firm. Accountants Grant Thornton’s Bristol-based corporate finance team and lawyers from Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke advised on sale of Mangar International, a world leader in inflatable lifting and handling equipment for the...

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Jordans opens corporate law business in Bristol but pledges not to compete with city’s legal firms

January 31, 2014
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Jordans opens corporate law business in Bristol but pledges not to compete with city’s legal firms

Jordans, the Bristol-based corporate information group, has launched a corporate law business to offer legal support services to companies across the UK. The group has set up Jordans Corporate Law under the Alternative Business Structure arrangements, which encourage new entrants into the legal market. However, it stressed it would...

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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

January 31, 2014
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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

Turnover at law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, rose by 4% to £21.5m in the year to last April, it has revealed. Profits increased by 12% to £4.9m. The firm, which also has offices in Bath, Swindon and London, has 51 members and employs 305 people,...

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Fairtrade Business Awards aim to recognise the West’s responsible firms

January 27, 2014
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Fairtrade Business Awards aim to recognise the West’s responsible firms

Firms with a conscience are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2014 before this Friday’s deadline. Now in their second year, the awards recognise and showcase the efforts of businesses across the region which use Fairtrade products and support fair and ethical business practices. Each...

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Profits rise at most Bristol legal firms as brighter future beckons, Law Society research shows

January 24, 2014
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Profits rise at most Bristol legal firms as brighter future beckons, Law Society research shows

Most law firms in Bristol have increased their profits over the past year – but they need to refocus on ensuring their long-term financial stability, new research shows. Fee income for legal firms in the city increased by an average of 4.1% last year, according to the research by...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected...

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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

January 17, 2014
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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright has rounded off a period of strong growth by delivering another significant tech sector deal in the same quarter that its partner numbers topped 20 for the first time. The firm opened in Bristol in 2010 and launched an office in London’s Tech...

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