Legal

Ski slope deal underpins law firm Temple Bright’s ascent as major corporate player

August 17, 2012
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Ski slope deal underpins law firm Temple Bright’s ascent as major corporate player

Bristol law firm Temple Bright recently advised OpalTec International on its purchase of Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre for an undisclosed sum. OpalTec, also based in Bristol, is the firm behind Weston-super-Mare’s ambitious £50m Leisuredome project. Over the coming months it will unveil its plans for the Gloucester dry...

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Bristol personal injury lawyer recognised in new accreditation scheme

August 10, 2012
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Bristol personal injury lawyer recognised in new accreditation scheme

Bristol lawyer Jo Darlington is among the first in the country to receive official approval by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) in recognition for her dedication to helping those who have suffered life-changing brain injuries. Jo, pictured, associate and head of serious injury in law firm Irwin...

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People: Law firm VWV recruits ninth partner to corporate finance team

August 10, 2012
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Bristol law firm VWV has further expanded its corporate team with the appointment of Martin Reid as its ninth corporate partner. The firm, formerly Veale Wasbrough Vizards, already has one of the largest and most-experienced corporate law teams in the region and is now expanding into London, where Martin...

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Quarter of West law firms face closure as ‘Tesco Law’ and recession hit home

July 30, 2012
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More than a quarter of South West law firms are at risk of going out of business over the next year as they face the combined challenges of the impact of the recession and the introduction of far-reaching reforms. The warning comes from R3, the trade body for insolvency...

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Growth at the double for law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office

July 20, 2012
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Growth at the double for law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office

West law firm Foot Anstey has doubled the size of its office in Bristol in just 10 months. The firm opened the office in Victoria Street to meet the demand of its growing national client base last year. It now has 35 staff including nine newly-recruited partners from national...

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Three-way Euro merger for Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke

July 10, 2012
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Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke has completed its mergers with SLA Studio Legale Associato of Italy and Spanish firm Osborne Clarke Spain to create a 550-lawyer, 145-partner international firm with combined revenues of €150m (£118m), Osborne Clarke is now a single international firm focused on delivering high-quality legal services...

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Merger on the cards for Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards

July 5, 2012
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Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards today confirmed it is in talks with Hewitsons, which has offices in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton, about a possible merger. The discussions are seen by both as a positive move designed to deliver on each firm’s strategy for growth. Both firms have...

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People: Law firm TLT recruits international tax expert

June 29, 2012
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People: Law firm TLT recruits international tax expert

Bristol-based law firm TLT has hired Anna Parker as an associate in its tax and estate planning team. Anna joins from rival Bristol firm Burges Salmon, where she was an associate in the private client and wealth structuring team specialising in international trusts and tax planning. Anna, pictured, will...

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