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TLT signs Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its commitment to be net zero by 2025

September 14, 2021
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TLT signs Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its commitment to be net zero by 2025

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has become the second from the city to commit to reducing the environmental impact of litigation. It has signed the Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its aim to be net zero by 2025 while also supporting clients with their own sustainability goals.  The pledge...

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Foot Anstey report shows sharp rise in attacks on shopworkers over Covid-related rules

September 10, 2021
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Foot Anstey report shows sharp rise in attacks on shopworkers over Covid-related rules

Retail workers have faced a big increase in workplace verbal, physical or sexual harassment sparked by some shoppers’ reactions to Covid-linked restrictions such as wearing masks, according to a new study by law firm Foot Anstey. Nearly two-thirds have experienced offensive behaviour at work from angry customers since the...

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Burges Salmon helps John Lewis Partnership sub-let ‘one-of-a-kind’ 1m sq ft distribution centre

September 10, 2021
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Burges Salmon helps John Lewis Partnership sub-let ‘one-of-a-kind’ 1m sq ft distribution centre

Retail group the John Lewis Partnership has been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon on a major property deal to support the rapid growth of its online sales offering Johnlewis.com. The partnership, which also owns the John Lewis stores and upmarket Waitrose supermarket chain, is sub-letting a...

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TLT consortium secures £7m government contract for crucial post-Brexit trade negotiations

September 9, 2021
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TLT consortium secures £7m government contract for crucial post-Brexit trade negotiations

The Department for International Trade has awarded a £7m contract to a three-partner consortium that includes Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to advise on three critical trade negotiations as it seeks to shape the country’s post-Brexit trading landscape. The contract follows the consortium’s appointment to the government’s trade law...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bristol firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England...

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Boutique Bristol law firm joins pair of city’s heavyweights on shortlist for prestigious legal award

September 3, 2021
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Boutique Bristol law firm joins pair of city’s heavyweights on shortlist for prestigious legal award

Stephenson Law, the boutique Bristol firm launched just four years ago, is to line up against some of the heavyweights of the sector, including Bristol’s TLT and Osborne Clarke, in one of the UK’s top legal awards. The three are in the running for the title of UK Law Firm...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they...

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Burges Salmon helps Investec put together anaerobic digestion finance deal worth up to £90m

September 2, 2021
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Burges Salmon helps Investec put together anaerobic digestion finance deal worth up to £90m

The energy and infrastructure finance team Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised banking group Investec on a deal that could lead to growth in the use of anaerobic digestion in the UK. The anaerobic digestion (AD) sector is already playing a significant role in the wider decarbonisation...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

August 31, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A Bristol insolvency expert is calling on the city’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next...

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Historic England appoints three Bristol law firms to its new slimmed-down legal panel

August 26, 2021
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Historic England appoints three Bristol law firms to its new slimmed-down legal panel

Three law firms with offices in Bristol have been included on the new, four-strong legal panel of Historic England, the public body that celebrates the country’s unique historic environment. Bevan Brittan, Burges Salmon and Womble Bond Dickinson were successful in their bids to join the panel along with London-headquartered...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in Bristol are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director...

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Double award win reflects Burges Salmon’s commitment to employee learning and fintech innovation

August 24, 2021
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Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has won awards recognising its innovation in the fintech market and the successful firm-wide roll-out of a learning management platform. The firm was named as the UK’s Best FinTech Law Firm in Wealth & Finance International magazine’s 2021 FinTech Awards while it...

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Seven partnership appointments among 18 promotions at VWV

August 23, 2021
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Seven partnership appointments among 18 promotions at VWV

Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV has continued to strengthen its teams with 18 promotions, including seven new partners. The wave of promotions, which also includes 11 to associate or senior associate roles, comes as a result of the firm’s continued growth and takes its partnership to 91. The promotions span several...

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