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Burges Salmon launches innovative tax app to help clients negotiate complex UK resident rules

November 11, 2021
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Burges Salmon launches innovative tax app to help clients negotiate complex UK resident rules

Clients of Burges Salmon can work out whether they are tax-resident in the UK, thanks to a new app developed by the Bristol-headquartered national law firm. Called ResiCheck, the app is designed to help clients understand the UK’s Statutory Residence Test.  Users complete a simple questionnaire and receive an...

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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bristol’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bristol’s creatives

Bristol’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful...

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Foot Anstey’s Bristol office boosted by arrival of top data privacy lawyer as partner

November 11, 2021
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Foot Anstey’s Bristol office boosted by arrival of top data privacy lawyer as partner

Intellectual property, IT and data privacy lawyer Ashley Avery has joined the Bristol office of national law firm Foot Anstey as a partner in its commercial team. Ashley, pictured, will be advising clients on complex data privacy and confidentiality issues, brand protection and exploitation and software development and licensing...

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Pub chain with thirst for growth cheers TLT’s work on acquisition of London venues

November 11, 2021
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Pub chain with thirst for growth cheers TLT’s work on acquisition of London venues

A cross-firm team from the Bristol head office of TLT has advised on a major acquisition of pubs and bars in London as activity in the leisure, food and drink market continues to accelerate. The team, made up of corporate, commercial real estate, licensing and tax lawyers, worked with...

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Client testimonial helps secure second award for Bevan Brittan’s health and social care team

November 10, 2021
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Client testimonial helps secure second award for Bevan Brittan’s health and social care team

National law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, has won another major award for its work in the health and social care sector after being nominated by a client for its service and expertise. The firm topped the legal category in the Social Care Premier Supplier...

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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

November 5, 2021
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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, is supporting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for community food projects in the city and help them fight food insecurity. Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF), which was founded in July 2020 during the first lockdown and is run by volunteers, is...

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Double success for TLT as it wins Law Firm of the Year title and appears in coveted Times list

November 5, 2021
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Double success for TLT as it wins Law Firm of the Year title and appears in coveted Times list

Bristol-headquartered TLT is celebrating a notable double this week – landing one of the legal sector’s top awards and being named as one of the UK’s best law firms for the fourth year running. TLT took home the top prize at The Lawyer Awards 2021 – Law Firm of...

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Temple Bright advises developer SEP Properties in national portfolio expansion

November 5, 2021
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Temple Bright advises developer SEP Properties in national portfolio expansion

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright is acting for commercial property investment and development company SEP Properties on a number of projects ahead of its planned rollout of up to 15 new sites across the UK. Midlands-based SEP Properties, a family business formed in 1986 by Sukhdev Singh...

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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

November 4, 2021
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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

Three hundred firms from across the South West are being sought to join the region’s children’s hospice business club and support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) set up the club earlier this year...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Bristol’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third...

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Foot Anstey donation pays for charity’s fundraiser to take vital diploma course

October 29, 2021
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Foot Anstey donation pays for charity’s fundraiser to take vital diploma course

Bristol charity Empire Fighting Chance, which uses a combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people, has been given by boost by law firm Foot Anstey’s office in the city. Foot Anstey, a long-standing supporter of the charity, has donated £8,000 so its...

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Rapid-growth fleet management tech firm drives strong return on investment for BGF

October 29, 2021
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Rapid-growth fleet management tech firm drives strong return on investment for BGF

Finance group BGF’s Bristol office has successfully exited an in-car technology business described as the ‘fitbit for cars and vans’ having more than tripled its initial £3.2m investment in three years. BGF backed Exeter-based Lightfoot in October 2018, with its funding used to drive growth in the pioneering fleet...

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FareShare South West calls on Bristol firms to back its FoodStock 2021 campaign

October 28, 2021
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FareShare South West calls on Bristol firms to back its FoodStock 2021 campaign

Bristol businesses are being urged to support FareShare South West, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it prepares to launch its emergency winter campaign FoodStock 2021. FareShare South West, which supplies food to more than 350 frontline organisations, aims to build a stockpile of ambient food with the...

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