IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

May 10, 2019
IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

Inclusivity in the South West’s burgeoning intellectual property (IP) sector is being encouraged by a group of professionals who have set up a regional chapter of national organisation IP Inclusive. Founded in 2015 by four IP-related trade associations, IP Inclusive aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and supportive...

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Raft of promotions at Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

May 8, 2019
Raft of promotions at Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office

National law firm Bevan Brittan has promoted eight lawyers in its Bristol head office as part of its end-of-financial year promotions round. The promotions, which have taken immediate effect, include two new legal directors, a new senior associate and five new associates.  Richard Hiscoke (commercial & infrastructure) and Anne...

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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

May 7, 2019
TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

The clean energy team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has hired the former general counsel of green energy firm Ecotricity as a partner. Tom Cowling, pictured, joins TLT as a partner in its commercial services group after more than eight years at the Stroud-based energy pioneer.  While there...

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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

May 7, 2019
Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

Bristol law firm Meade King has promoted three staff to partner level in its property and professional negligence teams. The three are Jodie Purdue, who works in Meade King’s residential property team, commercial property lawyer Heidi Bateman, and Simon Price, a lawyer in its dispute resolution and litigation department....

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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s Bristol office

May 7, 2019
Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s Bristol office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its Bristol office by appointing new heads of its office agency and industrial & logistics teams. Richard Kidd has joined as head of office agency across South West and South Wales, while Philip Cranstone will head the industrial & logistics team. Richard...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 6, 2019
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Monday May 6 Bank Holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday May 7 Final: Faron Pharmaceuticals Interim: Verona Pharma Trading statements: Domino’s Pizza Group, Vivo Energy Economic announcement: Halifax House Price Index Wednesday May 8 Finals: Cyanconnode Holdings, JZ Capital Partners, Keystone Law Group, Osirium Technologies, Smartspace Software, Vertu Motors Interims: Jyske...

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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

May 3, 2019
Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

Fast-growing national logistics group Kinaxia has entered the South West market with the acquisition of Yate-based commercial transport operator David Hathaway. The move comes as founder David Hathaway, who launched the business in 1976 as a coal merchant, retires and hands over the reins to his three sons already...

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Bristol firm in merger aiming to create ‘intellectual property powerhouse’

May 3, 2019
Bristol firm in merger aiming to create ‘intellectual property powerhouse’

Bristol-based European patent and trade mark attorneys Haseltine Lake has merged with a Yorkshire boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm to create what it is calling a “new powerhouse” for the sector. The combined firm has created an international business employing nearly 200 people across seven locations – Bristol,...

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Promotions at Hartnell Taylor Cook as it looks to strengthen its Bristol and London teams

May 3, 2019
Promotions at Hartnell Taylor Cook as it looks to strengthen its Bristol and London teams

Bristol-based property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook has made four promotions in its Bristol and London offices as part of its annual review.  Shaun Hall, pictured right, has been made a director in Bristol’s facilities management team. Shaun joined the firm in 2015 as senior facilities manager and has made...

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