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Wards Solicitors acquire Whittuck Taylor and Caines, based in Keynsham

Bristol firm Wards Solicitors has acquired the firm of Whittuck Taylor and Caines based in Keynsham, a town between Bristol and Bath. While the acquisition will add only modestly to Wards’ turnover, the move is strategically important as it extends the firm’s reach to cover the east and south-east sides of Bristol as well as the Chew Valley to the south. … more

Bristol Law Society’s Annual Awards: 2014 Winners

At the BLS Annual Dinner, Joshua Rozenberg and BLS President Ben Tarrant announced the winners from the shortlisted candidates nominated in each category. Congratulations to the winners. The awards categories and winners are:- 1. Law Student of the Year (sponsor: BLS Recruitment) Winner:  Tom Carpenter, UWE 2. Support Team Member of the Year (Sponsor: Scott Law) Winner: Mary Johnston, Osborne Clarke 3. … more

Request for Help

    If you are a shareholder in a UK listed company, Professor Dr Jackie Jones of the University of the West of England (UWE) and I are wondering whether you might be willing to help us.   Professor Jones is leading the UK part of a European Union funded project on women representation on plc boards. At the heart … more


Irwin Mitchell, which has a Bristol office, is celebrating after its commitment to graduate recruitment and diversity issues helped it win two prizes at a prestigious industry awards event.

The business won the Most Effective Diversity Programme – Gender, and Best Graduate Trainee Recruitment Campaign at The Lawyer’s Workplace And Diversity Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel held on February 7th – further evidence of the outstanding work Irwin Mitchell has undertaken on both issues.

The firm’s Best Graduate Trainee Recruitment Campaign win has put the spotlight on how the restructuring of its Legal Work Placement programme has created a consistent and engaging experience for students.