Legal

Osborne Clarke helps pay-as-you-fly drone insurer land £12m to swoop on connected vehicle market

July 30, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps pay-as-you-fly drone insurer land £12m to swoop on connected vehicle market

Lawyers in the Bristol office of global law firm Osborne Clarke have advised a start-up aiming to revolutionise the use of real-time data in insurance on its £12m investment.  London-based Flock said the Series A funding marked a major milestone in building a global, fully digital insurance company for...

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Four-year growth strategy announced by TLT after annual revenues climb by 11%

July 30, 2021
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Four-year growth strategy announced by TLT after annual revenues climb by 11%

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is to accelerate its growth in the UK and overseas, including providing non-legal support to clients in areas such as sustainability, diversity and wellness,  after posting a 11.3% increase in its annual revenues to £110m. Its expansion over the past 12 months – its...

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Strong rise in profits and revenue at Bevan Brittan down to ‘pre-pandemic strategic planning’

July 22, 2021
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Strong rise in profits and revenue at Bevan Brittan down to ‘pre-pandemic strategic planning’

National law firm Bevan Brittan has shrugged off the massive impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the legal sector to achieve a 29.5% increase in net profits on revenue up by 9.1%. Revenue for the 2020/21 financial year came in at £56.1m  - with growth across all parts of...

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£6.7m cryptocurrency security deal keeps Osborne Clarke’s growth capital team on the money

July 20, 2021
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£6.7m cryptocurrency security deal keeps Osborne Clarke’s growth capital team on the money

The growth capital team at international law firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have maintained their recent flurry of deals by advising on a multimillion pound investment into a company now building the world’s safety standard for cryptocurrency. The team worked with global venture capital fund Element Ventures in its...

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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

July 16, 2021
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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

Bristol firms are being urged to remain cautious about easing Covid-related measures too quickly as the country prepares for most legal restrictions to be lifted on Monday. With infection rates rising again across the area, the city council is encouraging residents to avoid crowded areas, if possible, and to...

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Burges Salmon staff walk, run and bike equivalent of 19,300 miles to help charities tackling child hunger

July 15, 2021
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Burges Salmon staff walk, run and bike equivalent of 19,300 miles to help charities tackling child hunger

A month-long challenge by staff at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has raised more than £23,000 for charities as it continues this year’s charitable theme of ‘no child goes hungry’. Under The Big Challenge, teams from across the firm aimed to cover the equivalent of the distance between...

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Charity supporting children with additional needs backed by Barcan+Kirby’s community fund

July 15, 2021
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Charity supporting children with additional needs backed by Barcan+Kirby’s community fund

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby’s community fund, which it set up last year to help community groups in the areas where it has offices, has donated funds to a Thornbury charity that helps children with additional needs and their families. The £300 has gone to JIGSAW’s Project 5 Wellbeing and...

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Osborne Clarke teams advise on growth deals for meat-free food firm and pioneering vet’s group

July 15, 2021
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Osborne Clarke teams advise on growth deals for meat-free food firm and pioneering vet’s group

The Bristol-based venture capital team at international legal practice Osborne Clarke has completed two investment deals totalling £15m involving fast-growing brands. Its lawyers advised funders BGF and CPT Capital on an £11m equity round for THIS, a plant-based, meat alternative brand, and handled a £4m growth capital investment from...

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Osborne Clarke builds on its reputation for AIM listings with construction material group’s IPO

July 9, 2021
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Osborne Clarke builds on its reputation for AIM listings with construction material group’s IPO

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised broker Liberum Capital on its handling of online-only building materials retailer CMO Group’s London Stock Exchange flotation. Plymouth-based CMO is seeking to capitalise on the construction sector’s comparatively slow move online and Britain’s £27bn addressable building...

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TLT’s energy team advises Santander UK on Europe’s largest battery project

July 8, 2021
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TLT’s energy team advises Santander UK on Europe’s largest battery project

Santander UK has again called on legal experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to advise it on a multi-million pound finance deal for a major battery storage plant. The bank’s latest transaction with Zenobe Energy, the UK’s leading owner and operator of battery storage plants, is for what is...

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Burges Salmon to offer hybrid working to all its staff under new plan

July 7, 2021
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Burges Salmon to offer hybrid working to all its staff under new plan

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, plans to bring in new post-Covid fexible working arrangements for all employees that will allow them to work from home if they choose, subject to ensuring clients and colleagues are prioritised. The firm, which has more than 800 people in its Bristol HQ...

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Sector-leading ‘progressive and fully flexible’ working practices to be introduced by TLT

July 2, 2021
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Sector-leading ‘progressive and fully flexible’ working practices to be introduced by TLT

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is to change its working practices to create what it describes as a fully flexible, progressive and inclusive work environment. The firm said the new approach would introduce a significant, long-term shift for its 1,150 employees and 130-plus partners and put it among the legal...

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‘Left behind’ rural areas need better access to essential services, says report co-written by Foot Anstey

July 2, 2021
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‘Left behind’ rural areas need better access to essential services, says report co-written by Foot Anstey

A report on rural communities co-authored by a Bristol-based partner at regional law firm Foot Anstey has called for a new approach to transport and mobility to those in urban areas. Called The 30-minute rural community, the research by Foot Anstey and global consulting firm WSP shows that many...

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