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We are delighted to announce that UWE Bristol has awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws to Andrew Gregg, in recognition of his contribution to law. The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on...
The average British office worker will consume 34,560 hot drinks, read more than a million emails and visit the loo 33,000 times during their career, according to a new survey by LondonOffices.com. The study of working behaviour found that over the...

If you run a business, then chasing payment will be familiar territory. But what can you do if a customer won’t pay at all?

Caitlin Gallagher joined Gregg Latchams as a trainee solicitor in February 2014 and commenced her first seat in our family department. Caitlin graduated from Cardiff University with a qualifying law degree and completed her Legal Practice Course in...
The GL Business Club event, “The dangers that lie beneath” event took place on Thursday 15 May 2014. The list of attendees continues to grow and we will be looking for a larger venue as we put together our schedule for next year.  Here is...
May’s GL Business Club focused on Health and Safety, and demonstrated some high tech solutions to aid compliance. Thanks to Sian Macgowan from Sureteam, and Alistair Slade from Chronologic for their very useful presentation. Here’s a brief...
Lawyers from Gregg Latchams’ Creative, Digital Media & Technology (CDMT) team recently advised the University of Bristol on the contractual terms for a major IT project.  The University is internationally renowned both for the quality of its...

A seminar providing valuable knowledge on registering trade marks and the other ways you can protect your brand by the use of smart intellectual property strategies together with a discussion on the creation of a brand from a designer’s perspective and how clever and consistent usage of your brand can help you build company value.

Elizabeth Mugan has joined our Construction Law department. Elizabeth is a senior legal advisor, and she brings the strength of the department up to one solicitor and two senior legal advisors. Prior to joining GL Elizabeth gained almost four years’...

Gregg Latchams’ wins significant trust argument in construction High Court case

Gregg Latchams is delighted to announce that it has appointed Dr Hartley Booth as a strategic advisor to the firm.  Dr Booth was appointed Lawyer to Prime Minister Thatcher as Policy Advisor on Law and the Environment  and held Ministerial posts in...
Ben Preece, construction lawyer at Gregg Latchams recently advised commercial landlords on the forthcoming impacts of current environmental legislation. The text of his talk is set out in edited form below: There’s no doubt that there is both a...
Hannah Petherick of Gregg Latchams' family and wealth management team sets out her thoughts on succession planning in this blog published on 30 January 2014 by SouthWest Business Read the full blog here ...

Gregg Latchams In House Lawyer Service offers a one stop fixed price legal service

Michael Gupwell and Kayleigh Groves are both taking part in the Go Sky Dive event on April 27th to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice. They would appreciate any support, and have set up JustGiving pages to make it easy for people to give generously. ...
With news of a revival in the property market – and Bristol named as a property hot spot – here are some tips for you if you’re looking to sell this year. 1. First impressions count Most buyers make up their mind about a property within...
There are no hard and fast rules over the division of assets in divorce cases. In particular, an equal partition of assets is not always appropriate, as was illustrated by the Court of Appeal’s upholding of a judge’s decision to award 70 per cent...
Our Green Law Business Club Event was very well received by clients last year, and we are pleased to announce an updated Event to help you stay ahead of legislative changes. Put the 12th February in your diaries, and come along to the M Shed at 8.30 am to...
When a beneficiary initiated ‘considerable efforts’ to check up on the activities of the executor of a deceased woman’s estate, the decision to investigate the conduct of the executor (who had also had a power of attorney during the...
Harriet Broughton joined our Employment department at the end of 2013. She has experience of all areas of employment law, from drafting contracts and dealing with settlement agreements, to tribunal proceedings for all types of claims including unfair...
When an attempt is made to challenge the validity of a trade mark, the first issue to resolve is whether or not the trade mark is ‘distinctive’ – in other words, whether or not it is capable of distinguishing the goods or services to which it...
There has been a marked upturn in recruitment across every sector of the professional jobs market and there are also some notable hotspots in the temporary and contract sector. These are the findings of new research by the Association of Professional...
Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams LLP has advised the shareholders of Finnamore Limited, the largest specialist health and social care consultancy in the UK, on its acquisition by GE Healthcare. The acquisition of Finnamore Limited, which was founded in 1991...
GL Business Club - "Grill the Bank Manager" MShed, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN Thursday 16 January 2014, 8.00-9.30am The long anticipated GL Business Club event is about to take place on Thursday 16 January 2014 at the MShed. This is...

Andrew Gregg, newly appointed president of the North Somerset Agricultural Society, discusses his new role and the need for increased awareness of rural issues.