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Brand soup: Taking a match to the bonfire of the quango logos

April 26, 2013
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Brand soup: Taking a match to the bonfire of the quango logos

Why are public sector logos (and, by extension, their brands), so awful? The latest Brand Soup blog compares the likes of the Government’s Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and Health & Safety Executive with private firms’ logos – and finds them sadly lacking. What should the...

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Clarke Willmott go extra mile to tie up motorway services acquisition

April 19, 2013
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Clarke Willmott go extra mile to tie up motorway services acquisition

Bristol-based law firm Clarke Willmott has advised Extra MSA Group on its £250m purchase of nine motorway service areas from Serena Properties – one of the largest acquisitions so far in 2013. Clarke Willmott’s corporate and real estate teams advised Extra MSA. Simon Thomas, partner in Clarke Willmott’s Bristol...

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Raft of promotions at Bristol law firm TLT

April 19, 2013
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Raft of promotions at Bristol law firm TLT

Bristol-based national law firm TLT is promoting four of associates to partner and promoting nine lawyers to associate. New partners are real estate lawyer Ben Tarrant, construction lawyer Tom Wrzesien, mortgage enforcement lawyer Julian Wintle and family lawyer Natalie Drew. The promotions take effect from May 1 and increase...

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Made-in-Bristol bread helps law firm Richard Slade & Co toast its office opening

April 12, 2013
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Made-in-Bristol bread helps law firm Richard Slade & Co toast its office opening

Law firm Richard Slade and Company has officially opened its Bristol office, its first outside London. And to show its commitment to the area it served locally-made bread and cheese to guests at the launch party. The firm has also recruited experienced employment lawyer Tim Gofton to the office...

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FirstGroup London bus deals conducted by Burges Salmon team

April 11, 2013
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FirstGroup London bus deals conducted by Burges Salmon team

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised longstanding client FirstGroup on the sale of London operations of its UK Bus division, allowing the transport operator to focus on areas offering the greatest potential for growth. Five bus depots – at Alperton, Greenford, Hayes, Uxbridge and Willesden Junction – along...

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TLT’s corporate team advises TUI on takeover

March 28, 2013
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TLT’s corporate team advises TUI on takeover

Bristol-based law firm TLT has advised travel giant TUI on its acquisition of online activity provider Isango! Isango!, launched in 2007, will continue to be led by its existing management team, who will work closely with TUI, one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups. The deal was led...

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More growth at Clarke Willmott’s social housing team

March 22, 2013
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More growth at Clarke Willmott’s social housing team

Law firm Clarke Willmott, which has a major base in Bristol, has strengthened its social housing team with two appointments that support its growth. James Howard has joined as an associate in the firm’s London office from Batchelors Solicitors, where he was an associate for two years. James, pictured...

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Experienced corporate lawyer joins fast-growing Thrings

March 21, 2013
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Experienced corporate lawyer joins fast-growing Thrings

Thrings, the M4 corridor law firm, has recruited Jane Oakland as a partner in its corporate team. Jane joins from the Bristol office of rival Clarke Willmott, where she was a corporate partner. She brings more than 20 years’ corporate experience in acquisition and disposal, strategic planning, reorganisation, and...

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Michelmores continues to grow Bristol office with new partner for agricutural team

March 15, 2013
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Michelmores continues to grow Bristol office with new partner for agricutural team

Law firm Michelmores has appointed Tom Hyde as a partner in its national agricultural team based in its Bristol office. Tom, a qualified rural chartered surveyor, joins from Clarke Willmott and takes the number of partners at Michelmores to 53. He is recognised by the Chambers legal directory for...

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Top planner lawyer strengthens Bond Pearce’s Bristol team

March 15, 2013
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Top planner lawyer strengthens Bond Pearce’s Bristol team

Kevin Gibbs, one of the West’s top planning lawyers, has joined the Bristol planning and consents team of law firm Bond Pearce as a partner. Kevin arrived from DAC Beachcroft as part of a continuing expansion of the team. His appointment follows the recent recruitment of two planning lawyers...

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TLT team advises on major student accommodation property scheme

March 15, 2013
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TLT team advises on major student accommodation property scheme

Bristol-based national law firm TLT has advised investment boutique EV Capital on its purchase of a £12m South West property development deal. Dean Clarke House in Exeter has been converted into student accommodation in the form of loft-style apartments, together with a restaurant, social housing and commercial office units....

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Two new partners for rapid-growth Bristol law firm Temple Bright

March 8, 2013
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Two new partners for rapid-growth Bristol law firm Temple Bright

Fast-growing law firm Temple Bright has recruited two more partners – one in its flagship Bristol office and another in its recently-opened London operation. Kit Harvey, a construction specialist who has worked for City firms Nabarro and RPC, and was a partner at Clarke Willmott, is the Bristol starter,...

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Clarke Willmott teams up with Gloucs CCC to extend sponsorship for new season

March 8, 2013
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Clarke Willmott teams up with Gloucs CCC to extend sponsorship for new season

Law firm Clarke Willmott, which has a major base in Bristol, and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club have extended their sponsorship package to cover the 2013 season. Clarke Willmott’s logo will continue to appear on the collar of the team's playing shirts for all LV= County Championship and Yorkshire Bank...

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