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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

December 3, 2014
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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

Bristol is to be a test-bed for driverless cars after funding was secured by a consortium made up of the city council, universities and businesses. The Bristol trial, which will start next January, will look at how the public reacts to so-called autonomous vehicles along with the legal and...

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Ashfords boosts real estate team in Bristol with key lateral hire

December 2, 2014
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Ashfords boosts real estate team in Bristol with key lateral hire

Real estate lawyer Nicholas Lykke Dahn has joined West of England law firm Ashfords’ Bristol office as a property partner, bringing with him a clutch of blue-chip corporate clients. Nicholas, pictured, joins after 11 years with Oxfordshire based commercial law firm BrookStreet des Roches where he specialised in commercial...

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Burges Salmon team helps fire up £110m Merseyside waste wood plant

November 28, 2014
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Burges Salmon team helps fire up £110m Merseyside waste wood plant

Energy sector experts from Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon have advised project company Mersey Bioenergy on a new £110m project to construct a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant on Merseyside. The project in Widnes will be the largest waste wood renewable energy plant in the North West and...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 28, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The...

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Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

November 21, 2014
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Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

Law firm Temple Bright has advised data-mining business eRevalue on a round of Series B equity fundraising, which will enable eRevalue to implement an ambitious growth strategy out of its London and New York offices. It is the latest in a series of high-profile tech-related deals handed by Temple...

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Burges Salmon helps Marks & Spencer get solar power behind the label

November 14, 2014
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Burges Salmon helps Marks & Spencer get solar power behind the label

Energy sector experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon have advised retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) on a rooftop solar panel array for its state-of-the-art distribution centre – the largest commercial system of its kind in the UK. The Burges Salmon team, led by partner Nick Churchward...

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Victory for Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ education team in sector awards

November 14, 2014
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Victory for Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ education team in sector awards

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ (VWV) education team has scooped a prestigious national award in recognition of its transactional prowess in in the sector. The firm won the Deal Makers category at the annual EducationInvestor Awards, which celebrate innovation and excellence among businesses and organisations in the sector....

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Burges Salmon advises Department for Education on setting up first independent child protection trust

November 11, 2014
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Burges Salmon advises Department for Education on setting up first independent child protection trust

Legal experts from Bristol-headquartered UK law firm Burges Salmon have helped the Department for Education create the country’s first independent not-for-profit company focused entirely on improving social care services for children, young people and their families. The Doncaster Children’s Services Trust was created following sharp criticism a year ago...

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New managing partner for Osborne Clarke as Simon Beswick leads on next phase of international growth

November 5, 2014
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New managing partner for Osborne Clarke as Simon Beswick leads on next phase of international growth

Bristol-headquartered international legal practice Osborne Clarke has appointed Ray Berg as its next UK managing partner. He will succeed long-standing managing partner Simon Beswick, whose term will end on January 1 after 12 years.  Simon Beswick will continue in his role as CEO of Osborne Clarke International (OCI), which has...

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Specialist law firm wins £4m compensation for young traffic accident victim

October 31, 2014
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Specialist law firm wins £4m compensation for young traffic accident victim

Novum Law, the national firm specialising in serious injury and medical negligence with an office in Bristol, has won a £4m High Court settlement for a young man after an eight-year legal battle. Paul Vallance suffered a serious brain injury following a head-on car crash on a country road...

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Green light for UWE’s state-of-the-art £50m business and law school building

October 30, 2014
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Green light for UWE’s state-of-the-art £50m business and law school building

A £50m landmark building planned by UWE Bristol for its Faculty of Business and Law has been given the go-ahead by South Gloucestershire Council. The 17,200 sq m, five-storey building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of UWE’s Frenchay Campus ambitious development plan...

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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

October 29, 2014
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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

Family lawyer David Harper of regional firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, is preparing to run the New York Marathon this weekend – just four months after being treated for testicular cancer. David, pictured, will join an estimated 60,000 runners on the start line on Staten Island...

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Promotions at the double boost Baker Tilly’s Bristol tax team

October 27, 2014
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Promotions at the double boost Baker Tilly’s Bristol tax team

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has strengthened its Bristol office with two promotions in its tax team. Matthew Sewell, who has been with Baker Tilly for five years, becomes tax partner while Andrew Gordon, who has more than 10 years’ experience of working with a mix of international companies, multi-national...

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