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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Bristol law firms praised for being champions of sustainability in new UK green legal report

November 25, 2022
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Bristol law firms praised for being champions of sustainability in new UK green legal report

Four major law firms with offices in Bristol have been praised for making a positive contribution to the UK’s green transition in a ground-breaking new legal sector report. TLT, Osborne Clarke, Womble Bond Dickinson and Foot Anstey are included in the inaugural Legal 500 UK Green Guide, which highlights the firms...

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New CEO for Clarke Willmott as Stephen Rosser prepares to stand down from role next year

November 25, 2022
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New CEO for Clarke Willmott as Stephen Rosser prepares to stand down from role next year

National law firm Clarke Willmott has elected a new CEO to take over from Bristol-based Stephen Rosser when steps down after 13 years in the role. Peter Swinburn, pictured right, managing director of the firm’s commercial property division and head of its London and Southampton offices, will become CEO...

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Burges Salmon team help French energy group power ahead with ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

November 24, 2022
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Burges Salmon team help French energy group power ahead with ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

Lawyers from Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon have advised French multinational utility group Engie on a major battery storage deal which it described as a key milestone on its move into the UK market. Engie, whose interests span energy transition, electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy and petroleum,...

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Affordable housing group Orbit reappoints Clarke Willmott to its legal framework

November 21, 2022
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Affordable housing group Orbit reappoints Clarke Willmott to its legal framework

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has been reappointed onto the legal framework of a major housing group. Clarke Willmott will assist Orbit, one of the UK’s largest providers of affordable housing, with legal issues including tenancy services, construction and development, property asset management,...

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Burges Salmon cross-firm team help administrators get result in Coventry arena sale

November 18, 2022
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Burges Salmon cross-firm team help administrators get result in Coventry arena sale

A team from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon have played a crucial role in the sale of the Coventry Building Society Arena – home to Coventry City FC – to retail tycoon Mike Ashley’s Fraser Group. The lawyers advised the stadium’s former owner ACL and its joint administrators...

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Temple Bright advises on expansion of high-end Marylebone healthcare facility

November 18, 2022
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Temple Bright advises on expansion of high-end Marylebone healthcare facility

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised longstanding client Ambulatory Surgery International (ASI) on the latest phase of its private healthcare facility development. Contracts were signed in late September for a £1.7m expansion of surgery facilities at OneWelbeck in London’s Marylebone.  Temple Bright advised ASI, which trades...

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New senior partner elected at TLT as it continues with its ambitious strategy

November 17, 2022
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New senior partner elected at TLT as it continues with its ambitious strategy

Sasha Butterworth has been elected as senior partner of Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT for a three-year term. Sasha, pictured, will take up the role on 1 January, replacing Andrew Glynn, who has been senior partner for seven years having been re-elected in 2019.  As senior partner, Sasha will...

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Burges Salmon recruits experienced renewable energy sector lawyer as its new head of heat networks

November 17, 2022
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Burges Salmon recruits experienced renewable energy sector lawyer as its new head of heat networks

The heat networks practice at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been strengthened with the appointment this week of Charles Robson as a partner. Charles, pictured, arrives from the Bristol office of transatlantic lawyers Womble Bond Dickinson, where he led the firm’s heat networks practice, having joined the...

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Major UK cyber sector acquisition handled by cross-firm team from Foot Anstey

November 16, 2022
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Major UK cyber sector acquisition handled by cross-firm team from Foot Anstey

The private equity team at national law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has supported fast-growing UK cyber security group Kocho on its latest acquisition. Foot Anstey’s lawyers advised Kocho Group Holdings on the legalities of its takeover of award-winning manager service provider Mobliciti, including the...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner

November 11, 2022
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner

VWV, Burges Salmon, DAC Beachcroft and Thompsons Solicitors were among the winners at the Bristol Law Society’s annual awards – with a lawyer left paralysed following a car accident and a recently retired and highly respected deputy High Court judge also victorious. Bristol-headquartered national law firm VWV took home...

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Beauty firm’s London head office acquisition supported by Burges Salmon lawyers

November 10, 2022
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Beauty firm’s London head office acquisition supported by Burges Salmon lawyers

The tenant advisory team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised high-end brand Beauty Pie on its acquisition of new London head office. The UK’s first luxury beauty buyers’ club, Beauty Pie has grown rapidly in recent years by selling products at cost price to its members. ...

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New partner for Clarke Willmott’s Bristol-based family law team

November 10, 2022
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New partner for Clarke Willmott’s Bristol-based family law team

Experienced family lawyer Philippa Yeo has joined national law firm Clarke Willmott as a partner, based in its Bristol and Taunton offices. Philippa, pictured, has expertise in agriculture and specialises in resolving high net worth financial cases involving complex trust assets, farms and businesses.  She is a qualified family mediator...

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