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Burges Salmon has promoted three lawyers to partner in its Bristol headquarters from 1 May including two with an energy and environment emphasis.
Wilsons is to offload its Bristol office to Michelmores following a protracted legal spat with two partners at the base.
Browne Jacobson has cemented a record year of growth by launching in the South West with a 25-strong team hired from local firm Veitch Penny.
Simmons & Simmons has made its first lateral hires for its new low-cost Bristol base, hitting Osborne Clarke for financial services litigation partners Tim Boyce and Ed Crosse.
Exeter-headquartered Michelmores is to pay all lawyers and staff a bonus equivalent to 3 per cent of their individual salaries after posting a 5 per cent rise in turnover to £19.2m.
Burges Salmon has announced the largest round of partner promotions in its history, with seven associates joining the ranks on 1 May.
Osborne Clarke is to merge with its Spanish and Italian Alliance partners, Osborne Clarke Spain and SLA Studio Legale Associato, as it dismantles its formal European alliance with the aim of transforming into a standalone European firm.
Exeter firm Ashfords and Central London’s Rochman Landau have confirmed that they are in merger talks.
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has formally launched in Bristol with 18 lawyers from CMS Cameron McKenna, with the full extent of the firm’s raid on the City firm now revealed.
The Co-operative Legal Services has strengthened relationships with Bristol-based sets, signing new terms of agreement with Guildhall Chambers and 3 Paper Buildings.
South Devon firm Hooper & Wollen is set to merge with its regional rival Harold Michelmore next week (3 October).
When Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) makes a strategic move it is usually intended to send a clear message to its insurance industry peers.
Foot Anstey has unveiled the partner line-up for its new Bristol office, which is targeting £5m in revenue within three years.
Pinsent Masons will close its Bristol office, offering the 11 lawyers there relocation and working closely with support staff to “assess alternative options”.
Burges Salmon has beefed up its agriculture offering by netting farming litigator Kevin Kennedy from Clarke Willmott.
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South West firm Foot Anstey is set to open an office in the heart of Bristol’s business district in October.
Osborne Clarke has hired Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) funds partner Tim Simmonds as a partner in its Bristol office.
Burges Salmon, Charles Russell and Sharpe Pritchard are among the firms appointed to four West Country councils’ joint panel.
Osborne Clarke has promoted five lawyers into its partnership in its biggest promotion round since 2007.