In a round-up of news that affect local practice, both Bevan Brittan and Osborne Clarke have been reported to be engaging in redundancy consultations. Guildhall Chambers has been reported as not offering a pupillage in Crime for the forthcoming round.
It is not all doom and gloom as Simmons & Simmons is reported to be expanding the number of partners in their Bristol office.
Thrings, meanwhile, is sponsoring Bath hooker, Rob Webber, who is on the British and Irish Lions tour and captained the Lions in their first match.
Bond Dickinson is reported to have successfully tendered for a place on the panel advising Colgate. Both Michelmores and Irwin Mitchell have reported increased earnings.
Bond Dickinson also announced that Victoria Redman and Ewan MacGregor in their Bristol office were promoted from associate to partner. Meanwhile, Osborne Clarke promoted Emily Jones and Charlie Wedin in their Bristol office to partner.
Jo Darlington has joined NewLaw Solicitors to head up the serious injuries team in Bristol. Former BLS Council member, Leighton Hazell has moved to the in-house team at Computershare.