Legal

Commercial property partner promotion strengthens Bower & Bailey’s Swindon office

January 29, 2015
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Commercial property partner promotion strengthens Bower & Bailey’s Swindon office

Law firm Bower & Bailey has promoted Mary Cutts to the role of commercial property partner in its Swindon office. Mary, pictured, who has worked at the firm for seven years, joins eight other partners in Swindon working across a range of legal services. Swindon office managing partner Simon Smith said: “Mary is an...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

January 23, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Solicitors at Withy King have the following advice which may be useful to business owners and directors in their professional and private lives. Shareholders’ reserve power It is a long-established principle that, in the absence of specific controls, the board is entitled to govern and exercise its powers without interference from its members. Less...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the latest business survey by Business...

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Withy King earns best employer accolade for second year running

January 12, 2015
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Withy King earns best employer accolade for second year running

Law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has been named as one of the UK’s best employers. The firm appears in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For with a highly sought after two-star ‘outstanding’ accreditation for the second year running. The accolade recognises the firm’s...

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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

January 8, 2015
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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

Thrings has become the first law firm in Swindon to include an interactive, 3D virtual tour of its office in the town on Google – a move it believes gives it a commercial advantage over its rivals. Anyone searching for Thrings on Google will see high quality, 360-degree photographs of the firm’s main client-facing...

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South West law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

December 18, 2014
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Confidence among law firms in the South West is at its highest since 2006, according to new research, with a third planning to open new offices next year. However, most also say that competition has got tougher with cashflow management a particular challenge. The snapshot of a sector undergoing fundamental change emerges from the...

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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

December 10, 2014
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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

Solicitors in Swindon are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties. A new UK-wide tax scheme, the Solicitors’ Tax Campaign, is the latest voluntary disclosure opportunity from HMRC that gives specific groups of taxpayers the chance to get their tax affairs...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 5, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a who’s who of the West’s...

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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

November 14, 2014
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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

Specialist law firm Novum, which has an office in Swindon, has won £5.5m in compensation for a man who sustained severe brain damage in a devastating powerboat accident when he was 13. Ben Ridd had been competing in a race organised by the Royal Yachting Association in Portland Harbour, Dorset, when his boat, which...

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Solicitors sign up to Make a Will Month to help raise funds for Swindon’s Prospect Hospice

November 7, 2014
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Solicitors sign up to Make a Will Month to help raise funds for Swindon’s Prospect Hospice

Law firms across Wiltshire are offering will-writing services throughout November in exchange for a donation to Swindon’s Prospect Hospice. The Make a Will Month scheme has raised many thousands of pounds towards the charity’s care for patients and their families over recent years and has been supported by solicitors in a number of firms....

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