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‘Golden week’ for UK economy but growth is likely to slow, Swindon Question Time hears

June 26, 2015
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‘Golden week’ for UK economy but growth is likely to slow, Swindon Question Time hears

The economy has just enjoyed “almost a golden week” with falling unemployment, rising wage increases and low inflation, Swindon business leaders heard at an Economic Question Time hosted by law firm Withy King. But HSBC head of economics Mark Berrisford-Smith told the event that while the UK was performing markedly better than virtually all...

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Lemon & Co merger helps Withy King achieve better-than-expected annual turnover growth

June 25, 2015
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Lemon & Co merger helps Withy King achieve better-than-expected annual turnover growth

Regional law firm Withy King’s merger with long-established Swindon rival Lemon & Co has helped it achieve a record 18% increase in turnover to nearly £22m. The tie-up, which has resulted in Withy King moving its 30 Swindon staff from its Old Town base to Lemon & Co’s Regent Circus office, added to strong...

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Swindon law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

June 22, 2015
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Swindon law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

Annual turnover at regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has leapt by 10% to £27.5m – the second consecutive year it has achieved double-digit growth. The firm said a client-focused strategy and modern and transparent pricing models coupled with strong organic growth contributed to the increase in the year...

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Swindon legal specialist’s expert witness appearance helps secure record High Court award

June 12, 2015
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Swindon legal specialist’s expert witness appearance helps secure record High Court award

Swindon-headquartered specialist law firm Hyphen has played a key role in a major multi-million pound clinical negligence trial which resulted in a record £14.6m awarded to a severley disabled boy. The firm’s director of deputyships Christine Bunting was an expert witness in the landmark High Court case which involved James Robshaw, who suffers from...

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Employment law training firm set up by experienced Swindon lawyer

June 12, 2015
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Employment law training firm set up by experienced Swindon lawyer

Swindon employment law expert Paul Archer has launched his own legal training business after more than 25 years working for law firms in the town. Paul, pictured, who spent many years as head of employment law at Lemon & Co Solicitors, and with Withy King following the two firms’ merger a year ago, aims...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

June 5, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

In today’s fast-paced business environment, it can be challenging to keep on top of new developments and their implications. Here, solicitors at Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King identify a few of the latest issues which business owners and directors may need to be aware of. Is it worth the fight? The cost...

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Top Legal Aid award nomination for Withy King family lawyer Rebecca Stevens

June 5, 2015
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Top Legal Aid award nomination for Withy King family lawyer Rebecca Stevens

Withy King family lawyer Rebecca Stevens has been named among the finalists in the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) Awards run by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. Rebecca, pictured, who works from the firm’s Swindon office, made headlines last year when she was praised by the president of the Family Law...

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New senior partner at Bevirs looks to healthy future for historic firm

June 1, 2015
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New senior partner at Bevirs looks to healthy future for historic firm

Law firm Bevirs has appointed Stuart McNeil as its new senior partner, replacing John Hunt who has retired. Stuart, pictured, who is based in Bevirs’s Swindon office, has worked as a solicitor in Wiltshire for more than 30 years and moves up from his previous role as the firm’s head of litigation. Stuart said:...

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Town’s fortunes to be discussed at Withy King’s Swindon Economic Question Time

May 29, 2015
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Town’s fortunes to be discussed at Withy King’s Swindon Economic Question Time

Law firm Withy King is staging a Swindon Economic Question Time later this month with an expert panel offering their insights into the town’s fortunes. Speaking at the event on June 23 – and taking part in the panel session – will be HSBC head of economics Mark Berrisford-Smith, who will highlight the issues...

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Trio of new arrivals spurs further growth at Swindon law firm Francis George Solicitor-Advocate

May 28, 2015
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Swindon law firm Francis George Solicitor-Advocate has continued its growth with three new appointments to its senior team. Kim Thurston has joined as a senior conveyancer, Rebecca Withington has strengthened the probates and wills team, and Miriam Soteriou has been recruited as a litigation paralegal. Kim Thurston, pictured right, who now heads the firm’s...

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