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Exclusive: Swindon law firms going from strength to strength, according to legal sector ‘bible’

September 15, 2016
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Exclusive: Swindon law firms going from strength to strength, according to legal sector ‘bible’

Swindon’s top lawyers and legal firms have been praised in the UK’s leading independent guide to the sector. Regional law firms Thrings and Royds Withy King, both of which have large offices in the town, are ranked among the South West’s ‘regional heavyweights’ by the Legal 500, which was published yesterday, while a number of...

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West firms show resilience on sales and jobs despite confidence plunging to four-year low

September 2, 2016
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West firms show resilience on sales and jobs despite confidence plunging to four-year low

Confidence among West of England firms has slumped to its lowest level since 2012 as they continue to react to the EU referendum, according to a new survey. The latest quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM), which gauges how businesses view the economic prospects facing them over coming year, shows confidence falling into negative...

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Withy King merger with London practice Royds becomes official as combined firm unveils new name

September 1, 2016
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Withy King merger with London practice Royds becomes official as combined firm unveils new name

Regional law firm Withy King, which has a large office in Swindon, and city of London practice Royds officially merged yesterday, sealing the move with a new name – Royds Withy King. The newly-combined firm employs around 450 people across offices in Swindon Bath, Oxford, Marlborough and London, and is projected to generate revenues of around £33m...

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Foodbank collection point set up by Swindon law firm to help tackle town’s hidden hardship

August 19, 2016
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Foodbank collection point set up by Swindon law firm to help tackle town’s hidden hardship

Law firm Francis George Solicitor-Advocate has made its Old Town office available as a regular contribution point for the charity Swindon Foodbank. The firm confirmed the arrangement following the success of its foodbank last Christmas and the collection of one tonne of donated food so far this year. Swindon Foodbank helps people struggling to pay for...

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Novum Law recruits five more solicitors as demand for its specialist expertise grows

August 17, 2016
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Novum Law recruits five more solicitors as demand for its specialist expertise grows

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum has continued its expansion by appointing five new solicitors, two of them in its Swindon head office. It is the firm’s highest number of new solicitor appointments since 2014 and reflects growing demand for its expert legal services. Joining the Swindon team are Nayo Kirkpatrick and Rebecca Max,...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Thrings Swindon 175 Hooty Party showcases town’s innovation

July 25, 2016
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Thrings Swindon 175 Hooty Party showcases town’s innovation

Swindon’s role as a centre of innovation was highlighted at a Hooty Party hosted by law firm Thrings as part of its sponsorship of the town’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The event, at the STEAM museum, brought together members of Swindon’s business community to hear more about the celebrations and to gain an insight into...

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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

July 25, 2016
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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

The Institute of Directors South West regional chairman Nick Sturge has been appointed to the organisation’s national council as it seeks to ensure that a range of voices from across business are heard as Brexit unfolds. Nick Sturge, pictured, the co-founder and director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, is one of a number of...

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Withy King boosts private client and inheritance teams with solicitor appointment

July 21, 2016
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Withy King boosts private client and inheritance teams with solicitor appointment

Regional law firm Withy King has appointed Tom Britten as a solicitor specialising in wills, powers of attorney, inheritance disputes and claims for financial provision. Tom, pictured, joins the firm’s private client and inheritance & disputes teams based in its Swindon and Marlborough offices.  He previously worked at Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford, where he...

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Thrings looks for further growth with new office opening as it prepares for post-Brexit market

July 19, 2016
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Thrings looks for further growth with new office opening as it prepares for post-Brexit market

M4 corridor law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, is to open a base in Southampton as part of its ambitious expansion plans to address changes in the legal market. The new office, which opens in October, will initially focus on agriculture, landed estates and private client work. But it will...

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‘Swindon disease’ family support group launched by Withy King

July 19, 2016
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‘Swindon disease’ family support group launched by Withy King

Regional law firm Withy King has started a support group for people with mesothelioma – known as the Swindon disease – and other asbestos-related illnesses as well as their families and carers. The support group, which is run by the firm’s Swindon office, was launched at a wreath-laying ceremony organised by Withy King at...

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