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Notice of AGM, 20 November 2018

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 148th Annual General Meeting to be held at 12 Colston Avenue BS1 4ST on 20 November 2018. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached … more


BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more


New corporate lawyer marks further expansion at Royds Withy King


Bath’s largest team of corporate and commercial lawyers has signalled further expansion with the appointment of solicitor Edward Chapman.

Ed Chapman has joined the corporate and commercial team at Royds Withy King from TLT in Bristol, where he worked on a range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, fund-raising and management buy-outs, acting for individuals and companies with local, national and international requirements. He also has experience of corporate restructuring, including in distressed situations, delivering solutions to meet commercial needs and deadlines.

Ed’s appointment further strengthens Royds Withy King’s corporate and commercial team, which continues to expand following Withy King’s merger with City of London firm Royds, providing greater breadth and depth of services to clients based in Bath and across the West. In addition to looking after local and national interests, Royds Withy King is increasingly supporting its clients internationally through its membership of Interleges, a proactive global network of independent lawyers.

Commenting on his appointment, Ed said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Royds Withy King, particularly as the firm’s ambitions seem to reflect my own. I was looking to join a progressive, growing team with the sector expertise to undertake interesting corporate and commercial work, and Royds Withy King fits the bill on every level. During my time at TLT I developed a strong network of contacts in Bristol and I am looking forward to building on these relationships in Bath and the wider area.”

Ed continued: “I was also drawn to Royds Withy King’s ethos, putting clients’ interests first and tailoring their approach to suit. Our clients range from ambitious start-ups, owner-managed businesses and SMEs, through to large companies operating internationally and I am impressed by the firm’s ability to offer a personal and hands-on service regardless of size or scale.”

The appointment of Ed Chapman follows that of Natalie Pring who has qualified into the team after completing her training contract with the firm.

Royds Withy King’s corporate and commercial lawyers also have specialist knowledge of a variety of sectors, including banking and financial services, technology media and telecoms, property and construction.

The team’s most recent work has included advising Fidelius Financial Holdings on its merger with rival MoneyWise and the shareholders of international unified communications provider Applicable Limited on its sale to Arkadin SAS, an NTT Communications company.

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