We attended the Devon Sports Awards on Friday night… and won! We received the award for Business Contribution in the Community. See our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_dZVhEKiMM
Well done to all members of this year’s Bright Bullets team for completing the Plymouth Half Marathon. Celia Rowland, Andy Sewell, Connie Moulding, Annabelle O’Higgins, Lily Bisgaard, Fleur Price, Matt Cook & Jacob Cunningham
We are delighted to have been informed that we are the winner of the category ‘Business Contribution to Sport in the Community’ for the Devon Sports Awards 2018. The management and staff at Bright Solicitors have been keen to get involved with a number of sporting activities over the past few years including a charity fundraising 100 mile cycle/run challenge in France, boxing, football, rounders, half marathon & 10k & raft racing to name just a few.
During the festive season, our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 21st December and will resume normal opening times with effect from Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Sunday saw the Bright Team running 10k while also helping out on the water stations supplying the water to all the runners at the event. Congratulations to all the Bright runners and everyone else who took part!
Plymouth Albion launched their new corporate membership package and we are proud to announce that we are their first corporate member.
Pictured: Andy Sewell with Man of the Match Jamie Salter
After a long and challenging Half Marathon, the runners are wobbling around the office this morning. Congratulations to all of you. You did amazing and we are very proud!
If you didn’t already know, we were Water Sponsors for this event. We will also be Water Sponsors for the Plymouth 10k later on this year. We hope to see as many of you as possible taking part!
Bright Solicitors are pleased to announce that their Commercial Business, Commercial Property & Investor Property teams are shortly to be moving into new offices.
Additional space has been taken next to Bright’s original offices allowing these three teams to be all together but still connected to the other legal service teams for residential/new homes conveyancing and for private clients.
Please be aware that, in certain circumstances, as part of leasehold enfranchisement the extension of the residual term of a lease can raise tax issues for both the Tenant and for the Freehold Company.
During the festive season, our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 22nd December and will resume normal opening times with effect from Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The humble pasty may be under threat after the successful Brexit vote on 23 June 2016.
The Cornish Pasty along with 73 other British foods have protection under the EU Protected Foods Act. This Act offers producers the ability to protect their goods often related to the quality and the region of production by giving them what is known as Protected Geographical Indication status (PGI).
The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has refused to register the trade marks:
and ‘CAFFE NERO’
As you will know this is a large and well known coffee house based throughout the UK, and in Europe. The reasoning given by the EUIPO is that Europeans, especially Italians would understand the words Caffe Nero to mean “black coffee”. In order for a trade mark to be registrable it must be distinctive and not be descriptive. As the words are descriptive, the trade mark has been refused registration.
A legal firm in Plymouth have put together a team of 20 employees and family members as young as two years old, to dress up as the gift giving, festive character and run through the streets for charity.
Bright Solicitors on Millbay Road, want to “give back to the community” on their 10th anniversary year by taking part in Saltram Rotary’s Plymouth Santa fun run.
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A few members of the Bright team at the Devon Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016.
We recently attended the LFS Conveyancing Awards 2016 in Birmingham. Bright Solicitors was nominated for the ‘Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ award and the ‘Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ award.
Voting has begun for The Herald’s City & Waterfront Awards 2016.
Please take the time to vote for us in the two categories we have been nominated for. These categories are ‘Best Customer Service’ (Neil Adams – Bright Solicitors) and ‘Professional Services Business of the Year’ (Bright Solicitors).
You can vote here: https://northcliffe.wufoo.com/forms/z1s8zyk600irbkg/
We thank you all for voting!
We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for quite a few awards this year!
Head of Commercial Property
We welcome Adrian who joined us at Bright Solicitors on the 18th of July. He has joined as the new Head of Commercial Property and also a Partner for the business.
You can see his profile here.
Since 2009 Land Registry has prevented frauds on properties valued in excess of £80 million. No system can be 100% fraud-proof, but by working together we can help more people understand what they can do to protect themselves.
Richard Price, Head of Finance at Bright Solicitors, stepped down as Chairman of the Plymouth Learning Partnership after 5 years at the helm.
We are currently looking for a full time Legal Assistant to provide essential support to our Commercial Department in our Plymouth Office. This is a busy and varied role and a flexible attitude is essential, along with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work within deadlines.
Deadline: 25th May 2016 at 12noon
We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this category for the Plymouth Herald Business Awards
On Friday 22nd April, 16 of us set off from Plymouth via Brittany Ferries to Roscoff in France. One team of 9 cyclists (plus Martin Wood with vehicle support) will then cycle on predominantly a cycle trail 100 miles down to Concarneau. A team of 5 runners will also be attempting this challenge.