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Legal speak: Tim Summers of Temple Bright

November 2, 2012
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Legal speak: Tim Summers of Temple Bright

Each week Bristol Business News speaks to a major player in the city’s legal sector. We kick off the series with Tim Summers, co-founder of Bristol boutique law firm Temple Bright, recently named Bristol Law Society Regional Law Firm of the Year. According to Tim, the award – presented...

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Fifty Shades sex toys deal tied up by law firm Thrings

November 2, 2012
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Fifty Shades sex toys deal tied up by law firm Thrings

West law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has helped Bath-based online sex toy retailer Lovehoney secure a deal to sell products inspired by the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Partner Graeme Fearon led negotiations for Lovehoney to acquire exclusive world rights outside the Americas...

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Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office opening boosts city’s growing legal sector

October 29, 2012
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Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office opening boosts city’s growing legal sector

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has opened its Bristol office – its first outside of the capital and a further boost to Bristol’s reputation as a thriving legal centre. The firm has taken 7,813 sq ft of space on the fifth floor of the recently-completed One Linear Park...

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Award for technology-art innovators backed by city law firm TLT

October 29, 2012
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Award for technology-art innovators backed by city law firm TLT

Bristol-based law firm TLT is sponsoring the Playable City Award, a prestigious international arts competition launched by the city’s art and media centre Watershed. The pioneering award is part of Watershed’s exploration into the relationship between art and technology. Applicants are being invited from across the world to create...

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Former DAC Beachcroft senior solicitor joins TLT’s health and safety practice

October 25, 2012
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Former DAC Beachcroft senior solicitor joins TLT’s health and safety practice

Bristol-based law firm TLT has appointed health and safety specialist Duncan Reed as an associate. He joins from DAC Beachcroft where he was a senior solicitor in the firm’s safety, health and environment practice. Duncan, pictured, a solicitor advocate, has a broad range of health and safety experience but...

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Top Bristol Law Society Award for city’s ‘boutique’ firm Temple Bright

October 19, 2012
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Top Bristol Law Society Award for city’s ‘boutique’ firm Temple Bright

Fast-expanding ‘boutique’ Bristol outfit Temple Bright won the prestigious Regional Law Firm category at the Bristol Law Society Annual Awards last night with Burges Salmon, one of Bristol's 'big two', collecting the Law Firm of the Year Award. The awards were presented at the annual dinner of the Bristol...

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Swiss kitchen group appoints TLT for acquisition of UK water technology firm

October 19, 2012
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Swiss kitchen group appoints TLT for acquisition of UK water technology firm

Bristol law firm TLT has advised the giant Swiss kitchen equipment group Franke Artemis on its acquisition of Dart Valley Systems, the Paignton-based specialist in water-saving technology for commercial washrooms. The deal, financial details of which have not been disclosed, strengthens Franke Artemis’ UK presence in the UK, where...

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Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office invests in young lawyers

October 15, 2012
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Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office invests in young lawyers

Law firm Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office has given three budding legal professionals a step up on the career ladder, appointing two trainees and adding a newly-qualified solicitor to its expanding team. Trainees Naomi Brownlow and Lauren Gregory have joined for the next year to work across all areas of...

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Top tech award nomination for Bristol law firm Bond Pearce

October 15, 2012
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Top tech award nomination for Bristol law firm Bond Pearce

Bristol law firm Bond Pearce has been shortlisted in the Best Use of Technology category at this year's British Legal Awards. Run in conjunction with Legal Week Magazine, the awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal industry. Bond Pearce is shortlisted for a recent project which introduced...

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Mega milk merger role for lawyers from Burges Salmon

October 8, 2012
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Mega milk merger role for lawyers from Burges Salmon

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has advised on the creation of the UK’s largest dairy company, formed by the merger of the firm’s longstanding client Milk Link with Arla Foods amba. The merger brings together two successful and growth-orientated farmer-owned dairy processing businesses with complementary positions in key markets,...

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Bristol law firm Burges Salmon takes lead role in £25m Investis MBO

October 2, 2012
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Bristol law firm Burges Salmon takes lead role in £25m Investis MBO

Lawyers from Bristol firm Burges Salmon have advised private equity firm Gresham on its role in the £25m management buyout (MBO) of digital corporate communications specialist Investis. Headquartered in London, Investis services more than 1,000 clients across the globe from offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland and India....

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Expanding law firm Ashfords takes on 14 trainees

September 27, 2012
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Expanding law firm Ashfords takes on 14 trainees

Law firm Ashfords has recruited 14 trainee solicitors to work across all five of its South West offices, including Bristol. And, for the first time, two will be based in its London office following its merger with Rochman Landau earlier this year. Over the next two years the trainees...

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Special small firms’ legal service launched by Bristol lawyers Gregg Latchams

September 26, 2012
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Special small firms’ legal service launched by Bristol lawyers Gregg Latchams

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams will later today officially launch its innovative new way of providing legal advice to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized firms. Its In-house Lawyer (IHL) service has been set up following research among West business owners which showed they want high-quality legal support while knowing...

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