Legal

Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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Royds Withy King donates surplus branded clothing to charity working in rural West Africa

February 23, 2017
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Royds Withy King donates surplus branded clothing to charity working in rural West Africa

Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of branded clothing and blankets from law firm Royds Withy King, thanks to the inspiring work of Wiltshire charity Action Through Enterprise (ATE). Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, was formed last year from the merger of regional firm Withy King with...

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Latest legal merger to create £20m turnover firm stretching from Swindon to South Coast

February 16, 2017
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Latest legal merger to create £20m turnover firm stretching from Swindon to South Coast

Thames Valley law firm Charles Lucas & Marshall, which has a long-standing office in Swindon, is to merge with leading South Coast firm Coffin Mew. The tie-up, which is expected to be formally complete by the end of next month, will create a legal services business with more than 270 years of combined experience...

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Strategic partner role for Thrings on new Bar Council debt recovery panel

February 9, 2017
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Strategic partner role for Thrings on new Bar Council debt recovery panel

Thrings, the Swindon-headquartered regional law firm, has been appointed by the Bar Council to a new debt recovery panel that helps barristers collect outstanding fees from professional clients. Thrings is only one of two firms to be chosen to become a strategic partner for the new service. The Bar Council – the professional association...

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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Swindon and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well as focusing UK-wide attention on success in...

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Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Law Society re-elects Swindon solicitor as president to continue its growth

February 8, 2017
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Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Law Society re-elects Swindon solicitor as president to continue its growth

Swindon solicitor Ramona Derbyshire has been re-elected to lead the Gloucestershire & Wiltshire incorporated Law Society (GWILS) as it celebrates its 200th anniversary. Ramona, pictured, a litigation partner at commercial law firm Thrings’ Swindon office, will be president of GWILS for a further 12 months. Formed in 1817, GWILS is the voice of legal...

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Royds Withy King Directors’ Briefing

February 3, 2017
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Royds Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Lawyers from Royds Withy King’s commercial and private client teams based in Swindon and Marlborough have compiled this latest briefing to make directors aware of new issues which may have a bearing on their business or personal plans. Poor energy efficiency could seriously hinder property lettings From April 1, 2018, commercial property landlords will...

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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

February 3, 2017
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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

Professional services firm PwC has launched its annual West of England Business of the Year Awards – widely regarded as the region’s most prestigious. Now in their 29th year, the eagerly-contested awards attract the cream of the region’s firms with a winners’ roll-call reading like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies. The...

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Firms urged to Switch On To Swindon as campaign is launched to change perceptions of town

January 27, 2017
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Firms urged to Switch On To Swindon as campaign is launched to change perceptions of town

A major campaign is underway to change perceptions of Swindon and put it in the national spotlight as being a great place to live, work, invest in and visit. Switch On To Swindon was launched on Tuesday night to an audience of nearly 400 business people – a turnout that amazed organisers. Its first...

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Senior promotions at Novum Law as it looks at further expansion

January 25, 2017
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Senior promotions at Novum Law as it looks at further expansion

Further growth is being forecast this year at Swindon-headquartered specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law following five key promotions, including one at partner level.   Kim Chamberlain, pictured, a highly experienced serious personal injury solicitor who joined Novum Law in 2010, joins the firm’s 10-strong senior management team as a partner. Kim, who is based...

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