Bristol Business Blog: Geoff Speirs, director, Haines Watts Bristol. Probate and the importance of forward planning

November 12, 2021
Bristol Business Blog: Geoff Speirs, director, Haines Watts Bristol. Probate and the importance of forward planning

Probate. It’s a word most people have heard of but I suspect few have deep understanding of, especially when it comes to putting theory into practice. So we thought it would be helpful to offer some insights gathered from dealing with probate matters, and how we can make life...

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

November 11, 2021
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
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
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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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

November 11, 2021
Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

Music festivals could boost their revenue and slash their carbon output by using the pioneering women’s urinal developed by Bristol University spin-out PEEQUAL, research has shown. Some 5,000 women have now tested PEEQUAL’s innovative toilets following trials this summer at festivals including Shambala, Valley Fest and The Bristol Comedy...

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

November 11, 2021
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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New joiners for Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance advisory team after record year

November 11, 2021
New joiners for Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance advisory team after record year

National accountancy firm Grant Thornton has expanded its South West and Wales corporate finance advisory team after what it described as an exceptional period of deal activity. Adam Hughes has joined the team from NatWest Structured Finance to lead its debt advisory function while two young dealmakers, James Smart...

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Optimum Finance looking to scale the heights as part of Innovate UK’s fast-growth programme

November 10, 2021
Optimum Finance looking to scale the heights as part of Innovate UK’s fast-growth programme

Bristol-based invoice finance provider Optimum Finance has been selected to take part in a government-backed programme that aims to help a small group of companies reach exponential growth. The Innovate UK Scaleup Programme is designed to support innovative, ambitious and high-growth oriented companies.  The businesses are already scaling, have...

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

November 10, 2021
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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