Legal

BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he designed his shoes to stand...

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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

June 27, 2019
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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

Royds Withy King, the regional law firm with an office in Swindon, has been highly commended in one of the legal sector’s most prestigious national awards schemes. The Lawyer Awards, which were held in London earlier this week, celebrate the best private practices, in-house lawyers and barristers. They attract hundreds of entrants all eager...

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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

June 12, 2019
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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has recruited Stephanie Rees as marketing & business development executive to strengthen its private wealth offering. Stephanie, pictured, has joined from the world’s leading auction house Christie’s, where she was global marketing manager and led on a number of high-value international luxury...

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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

June 4, 2019
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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings’ managing partner Simon Holdsworth has been reappointed for a further three-year term by a unanimous vote at its annual partners’ meeting. Simon, pictured, who joined Thrings in 1997 and became managing partner in 2013, will oversee its’ strategic direction and retain responsibility for its legal and operational activities for...

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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

May 24, 2019
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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has launched a legal ‘safety net’ in response to unprecedented demand from human resources professionals and business owners for affordable expert HR and employment advice. Called HELP, the package provides comprehensive legal support to businesses alongside insurance protection against Employment Tribunal claims.  ...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the administration of substantial and complex estates.   He joins Thrings...

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Raft of promotions at Royds Withy King as annual turnover continues to grow

May 21, 2019
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Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has announced 20 promotions, including five new partners, along with further annual growth. Turnover at the Bath-headquartered firm, which also has offices in London and Oxford, rose by 6% to just over £38m which it said had been achieved despite increased uncertainty...

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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

April 25, 2019
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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has been named among the UK’s best for advising private clients. The Bath-headquartered firm is among an elite group selected by leading industry publication eprivateclient.  The online publication, which provides legal news, analysis and trends, surveys more than 140 private client law...

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