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Law firm TLT to open Northern base as it clocks up further growth

June 7, 2013
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Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT today announced a 10% increase its annual turnover to £49m in the financial year 2012/13 and revealed it is to open an office in Manchester as it continues to grow acfross the UK. The firm said the move supported its strategy of having a...

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Conveyancing solicitor to head property law firm’s new Bristol office

June 6, 2013
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Conveyancing solicitor to head property law firm’s new Bristol office

Yvette Morcombe, a conveyancing solicitor with more than 20 years’ experience, has become a partner at specialist property law firm Hoffman Male and will run its newly-opened Bristol office. Yvette, pictured, has worked in residential and commercial property since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. She has worked with...

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Law firm Osborne Clarke expands with office in Brussels

June 5, 2013
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Law firm Osborne Clarke expands with office in Brussels

Bristol headquartered law firm Osborne Clarke has expanded its international organisation by opening a base in Brussels with a 10-strong team. Osborne Clarke’s international organisation now has 14 offices in six jurisdictions. The team in the Belgian capital will be joined by members of its EU regulatory team. Initially,...

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Burges Salmon team advise ex-Milk Link chiefs on buyout of dairy business

May 30, 2013
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A combined team of corporate, banking, commercial and competition specialists from Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has advised the management of Crediton Dairy on their buy-out from Arla Foods. The buy-out team was led by two former Milk Link directors – chief executive Neil Kennedy and group finance director...

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Law firm TLT unleash Bristol children’s illustrator on its Gromit statue

May 30, 2013
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Law firm TLT unleash Bristol children’s illustrator on its Gromit statue

Award-winning children’s illustrator and artist Hannah Cumming has been chosen by Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT to paint its Gromit sculpture – part of the city’s Gromit Unleashed Art Trail. Hannah, who has been highly commended in the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize for two consecutive years, uses watercolours, ink, coloured...

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Foot Anstey Islamic finance team secure work on second major acquisition for Kuwaiti investors

May 24, 2013
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Islamic finance specialists at West law firm Foot Anstey have acted for Kuwaiti investors on a £26.8m acquisition of the Argos National Distribution Centre in Stafford – the latest deal by the firm in the fast-growing specialist area. Foot Anstey’s team of Islamic finance, banking, real estate and investment...

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Regional Law Firm of the Year accolade for Michelmores

May 24, 2013
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Michelmores, the South West law firm with an office in Bristol, has been named as Regional Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. The accolade follows on from Michelmores’ recognition as STEP UK & Ireland Regional Private Client Team of the Year 2010/11. The...

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Changes at the top at West law firm Thrings as it prepares to spin out personal injury practice

May 24, 2013
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Thomas Sheppard, managing partner at Bath-based law firm Thrings, is to move to the newly-created role of executive chairman. Simon Holdsworth, head of the firm’s company commercial team, is to take over as managing partner. As part of the changes Thomas will lead the transformation of the firm’s personal...

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Osborne Clarke in job loss talks with 13 lawyers

May 16, 2013
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Bristol-headquartered international law firm Osborne Clarke has confirmed it is entering a two-week consultation that may result in some compulsory redundancies. The consultation affects a number of UK lawyers. A spokesperson said: “We have had to make an extremely difficult decision in putting up to 13 of our UK...

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Medical products deal completed by law firm DWF

May 10, 2013
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Business law firm DWF, which has an office in Bristol, has advised international medical products supplier Ambu on its acquisition of Wiltshire-based medical hydrogel producer First Water Heathcote. Danish-headquartered diagnostic and life-supporting device producer Ambu is paying £1.8m for First Water Heathcote, based in Ramsbury, where it has its...

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New partners appointed at law firm Burges Salmon

May 7, 2013
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New partners appointed at law firm Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-based law firm, has made up three new partners in this year’s promotions round, taking its total number of partners to 79. The promotions reflect continued growth in the firm’s energy and environment-related work, plus an increasing emphasis on work in international markets. The new partners...

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Senior promotions at West law firm Foot Anstey

May 7, 2013
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Senior promotions at West law firm Foot Anstey

West law firm Foot Anstey has made three senior promotions. Commercial disputes and brand protection expert Peter Singfield has been promoted to partner. He joined the firm in 2008 from city firm Lovells and became an associate at Foot Anstey in 2010.  Peter works with brand owners and defendants...

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Bond Dickinson merger creates major new law firm

May 7, 2013
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Law firm Bond Pearce, which has a major office in Bristol, and Newcastle-based Dickinson Dees have completed their merger to create Bond Dickinson. The new firm has 1,200 staff, including 142 partners and more than 700 lawyers, working across real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and private wealth...

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