Legal

South West ‘most active’ legal adviser rankings headed by Foot Anstey’s corporate team

January 16, 2015
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South West ‘most active’ legal adviser rankings headed by Foot Anstey’s corporate team

Law firm Foot Anstey’s corporate team has been named as the most active legal advisers, by volume, in the South West in independent research. The report by global information services group Experian places the team at the top of the region’s table of advisers with 35 transactions completed last year. It acted...

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Temple Bright adds pensions expertise with Foot Anstey lateral hire

January 16, 2015
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Temple Bright adds pensions expertise with Foot Anstey lateral hire

Groundbreaking law firm Temple Bright has today been joined by Foot Anstey’s head of pensions Comron Rowe, who will launch its pensions practice. Rowe, pictured, left, with Temple Bright co-founder Tim Summers, will work out of the firm’s Bristol office and serve clients across the UK. Rowe qualified at...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the...

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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

January 8, 2015
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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

Thrings has become the first law firm in Bristol to include an interactive, 3D virtual tour of its office in the city on Google – a move it believes gives it a commercial advantage over its rivals. Anyone searching for Thrings on Google will see high quality, 360-degree photographs...

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Foot Anstey part of the masterplan to help grow Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green

December 19, 2014
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Foot Anstey part of the masterplan to help grow Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green

Regional law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has advised former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s retail brand Pretty Green on the opening of two stores in London as part of its UK growth plans. Pretty Green was launched in 2009 and now operates from 17 outlets...

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Countrywide Farmers disposals handled by Bond Dickinson in Bristol

December 19, 2014
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Countrywide Farmers disposals handled by Bond Dickinson in Bristol

Law firm Bond Dickinson’s Bristol-based corporate finance team has advised Countrywide Farmers on the sale of businesses worth £18.4m to a number of buyers. The disposals will allow Countrywide, the UK’s leading supplier of products, services and advice to the rural community, to focus on its retail network of...

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Bristol law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

December 18, 2014
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Bristol law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

Confidence among law firms in Bristol and the South West is at its highest since 2006, according to new research, with a third planning to open new offices next year. However, most also say that competition has got tougher with cashflow management a particular challenge. The snapshot of a...

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Search starts to find Bristol’s happiest workplace – the humdrum and boring need not apply

December 17, 2014
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Search starts to find Bristol’s happiest workplace – the humdrum and boring need not apply

A competition has been launched to find Bristol’s happiest workplace – and staff working for the city’s forward-looking employers are being urged to enter. The contest is being staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA , which wants to know exactly what sets some of the...

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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

December 10, 2014
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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

Solicitors in Bristol are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties. A new UK-wide tax scheme, the Solicitors’ Tax Campaign, is the latest voluntary disclosure opportunity from HMRC that gives specific groups of taxpayers the chance...

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Four new recruits strengthen Burges Salmon’s pensions team

December 5, 2014
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Four new recruits strengthen Burges Salmon’s pensions team

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has continued to expand its pensions team with four new appointments. Crispin Freeman, Charlotte Osmond, Amy Davies and Stacey Yon have joined following sustained growth across the firm’s pension client base. Crispin joins as a senior associate from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co while...

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NewLaw Solicitors find new home at Tower Wharf

December 5, 2014
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NewLaw Solicitors find new home at Tower Wharf

Personal injury and private client law firm NewLaw Solicitors has acquired the entire second floor of Bristol’s Tower Wharf office building. The firm has taken a five-year lease on 13,545 sq ft of open-plan, high-quality space, which will act as the Cardiff-headquartered firm’s Bristol office. NewLaw Solicitors was established...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 5, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a...

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Autumn Statement: Bristol Business reaction

December 3, 2014
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The Chancellor produced a balanced Autumn Statement that addressed business concerns around rates reform and finance, according to Bristol business leaders. James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce at Business West, described it as a “crowd-pleasing” set of proposals for business, particularly its pledge for a major...

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