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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

October 15, 2021
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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

A flagship programme to provide long-term skills and employability support to schools with high levels of disadvantage in Bristol has been launched by international law firm Osborne Clarke. The Bridge project is being run by Osborne Clarke in partnership with Visionpath, an organisation that aims to radically improve the...

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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

October 15, 2021
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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

Royds Withy King, the regional law firm with an office in Bristol, is in advanced merger talks with a smaller London practice in a move that would lift its annual revenue to more than £50m. Bath-headquartered Royds Withy King, which also has offices in Swindon, Oxford and London, confirmed the...

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Four trainee solicitors take up posts at Barcan+Kirby after it attracts record number of applications

October 14, 2021
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Four trainee solicitors take up posts at Barcan+Kirby after it attracts record number of applications

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of four trainee solicitors. Amy Reeves, Alicia Perry-Watts, Hevy Khalil and Stephen Biggs have now started their training contracts with the firm. Alicia and Hevy, who started their careers as paralegals with Barcan+Kirby, have taken their first seats...

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Professional liability lawyer appointed partner for Kennedys’ Bristol office as it fully reopens

October 14, 2021
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Professional liability lawyer appointed partner for Kennedys’ Bristol office as it fully reopens

International law firm Kennedys has strengthened its presence in Bristol with the appointment of a new partner to the office it opened in the city in 2019. Laura Hurst, pictured, a senior associate in the firm’s London professional liability division, has been promoted to partner as part of a...

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Appointments strengthen senior management teams at Thrings as it continues to invest in its people

October 12, 2021
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Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has continued to develop its staff by appointing two new partners, three senior associates and seven associates in its annual promotions round. The new partners are Emily Prout, a dispute resolution specialist and head of the firm’s contentious probate...

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Foot Anstey helps acquisition-hungry IT services firm snap up two more businesses

October 8, 2021
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Foot Anstey helps acquisition-hungry IT services firm snap up two more businesses

The corporate team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised on two major deals for rapidly expanding managed service provider Air IT. The acquisitions of MFG UK and Infinity IT Solutions are the latest in a string of takeovers by Nottingham-based Air IT, which provides a portfolio of...

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Burges Salmon launches BScale platform to support innovative new tech firms

October 8, 2021
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Burges Salmon launches BScale platform to support innovative new tech firms

An innovative technology platform to provide legal services to fast-growth companies in the tech sector throughout their life-cycle has been started by Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon. Aimed at start-ups, scale-ups, founders and investors, BScale will offer a depth of knowledge to enable them to work through mission-critical funding rounds, the inevitable...

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TLT partner achieves career-long ambition with appointment as an Employment Tribunal judge

October 8, 2021
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TLT partner achieves career-long ambition with appointment as an Employment Tribunal judge

Siobhan Fitzgerald, a partner in Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT’s national employment team, has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the Employment Tribunal by the Lord Chancellor. Siobhan, pictured, who will continue in her current role as a partner at TLT, will work as a judge in the Employment Tribunal’s...

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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

October 7, 2021
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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Bristol, has appointed Caroline Entwistle as its new head of commercial property. The role became vacant earlier this year when the firm’s previous head of commercial property Richard Bowater was promoted to joint managing partner.  Caroline, pictured, joined...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital...

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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

October 4, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

A cross-firm team of lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised private equity investment firm Foresight on its third grid-scale acquisition of the past seven months. The 50MW Blackpark energy storage project in Scotland is the most recent in a string of acquisitions...

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Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

October 1, 2021
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Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

Bristol’s Property Inclusion Charter, the first of its kind in the UK, has welcomed the businesses behind an ultra-sustainable later living community in the city – taking its membership to more than 50. FORE Partnership, Amicala and First Base have signed up to the charter to deliver on its...

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Bristol Technology Festival returns to reflect on the changing the face of the sector in the region

October 1, 2021
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Bristol Technology Festival returns to reflect on the changing the face of the sector in the region

A packed schedule with events spanning green and sustainable tech to legal and finance has been announced for Bristol Technology Festival (BTF). The annual tech showcase, returning for its third year, brings together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore tech developments across the region.  The festival...

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