More growth for Bristol law firm Temple Bright as two new partners join


Bristol law firpssbm Temple Bright has added another two partners to its operation. The new arrivals bring the total number of partners to 14 – with six of them joining this year.

The firm, established in March 2010 and providing corporate, commercial, property, litigation and employment advice to growing businesses, has been growing fast this year on the strength of its distinctive business model and fixed pricing.

The latest two joiners have substantial experience and add further breadth to Temple Bright’s practice.

Sian Bussy is an intellectual property lawyer with a background in City firm Linklaters, who has spent the past three years at Veale Wasbrough Vizards in Bristol, while Paul Stone handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganisations. He joins the firm from Bond Pearce, where he was a partner in the corporate finance team.

Temple Bright partner and co-founder Tim Summers said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Sian and Paul, two expert practitioners with backgrounds in leading large commercial firms.

“Sian adds strength in a specialist practice area, intellectual property, which is much in demand in a knowledge economy like Bristol’s and boosts our offering to the media and technology sectors. Paul is already well-established among the city’s dealmakers as a strong corporate finance all-rounder.”

Temple Bright’s lawyers are all experienced specialists who advise personally rather than delegating to juniors. The practice uses cloud-based technologies to increase efficiency and reduce its costs and fees.

While its structure and working methods are designed to meet the needs of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs, it now boasts a number of larger corporate clients who have been attracted by its fresh approach.

Mr Summers added: “Things are moving quickly for Temple Bright. Our expansion from three to 14 partners over two years, during a recession, demonstrates that there is room in the legal services market for innovative new entrants. It’s a testament to our streamlined, common sense business model and the benefits it offers to clients and lawyers alike.”

Pictured: Paul Stone, Tim Summers and Sian Bussy

This article appeared in the Bristol Business Newsletter on 4 May 2012.