Legal

Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

October 20, 2014
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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

M4 corridor commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has appointed two solicitors to its fast-growing commercial property team as a result of continued organic growth and a series of new client wins. Associate Steve Schofield and solicitor Beth Nicholls will further strengthen Thrings’ commercial property and construction offering across...

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The LAST WORD: Mary Hoffman, partner, Hoffman Male

October 17, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Mary Hoffman, partner, Hoffman Male

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Mary Hoffman, partner at specialist wills, probate and conveyancing law firm Hoffman Male, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Last Vegas with Michael Douglas, Robert De...

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High Court ruling over ‘Swindon disease’ welcomed by asbestos cancer legal expert

October 10, 2014
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High Court ruling over ‘Swindon disease’ welcomed by asbestos cancer legal expert

Leading industrial disease solicitor Brigitte Chandler, a partner in law firm Charles Lucas & Marshall’s Swindon office, has welcomed a legal ruling meaning people dying from cancer caused by asbestos exposure will not have to pay legal fees out of damages they have been awarded. Ms Chandler, pictured, said the move would lift the...

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Thrings lawyer advises students on ways to get a head start in their careers

October 10, 2014
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Thrings lawyer advises students on ways to get a head start in their careers

Law firm Thrings partner and head of private client Fiona Kellow has helped students in Marlborough learn about what prospective employers look for from new recruits and how to get a head start in their future careers. Fiona joined more than 200 year-10 pupils from St John’s International Academy at the event staged by...

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The LAST WORD: Kate Westbrook, partner, Thrings

October 3, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Kate Westbrook, partner, Thrings

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the town’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Kate Westbrook, partner at leading commercial law firm Thrings, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched?  I’m almost embarrassed to say it was The Hangover Part II....

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Swindon’s top law firms and their high-flying legal eagles named in respected guide

October 3, 2014
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Swindon law firms Thrings and Withy King have been named as ‘regional heavyweights’ in the latest Legal 500, the annual guide that identifies the UK’s best-performing legal firms and individuals. In a regional table dominated by Bristol firms Thrings, which has the largest of its string of offices in Swindon, is ranked in the...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

October 3, 2014
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Solicitors from Swindon and Marlborough law firm Withy King have compiled a short briefing for business owners, directors and managers, based on legal changes and issues which their clients have raised.  Is VAT payable on your business premises? All too often, we see commercial property being sold or rented before the VAT status has...

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Legal 500 guide identifies Swindon’s top lawyers

October 2, 2014
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The Legal 500 names the following as Swindon’s leading lawyers: Andrew Braithwaite Thrings (Intellectual property) Peter Cusick Thrings (Agriculture and estates) Simon Elliman Withy King (Clinical negligence) Louise Hart Withy King (Personal injury) Jeremy Holt Clark Holt (IT and telecoms)

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Half-marathon runners get in their stride to raise funds for ‘Swindon Disease’ charity

September 25, 2014
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Half-marathon runners get in their stride to raise funds for ‘Swindon Disease’ charity

Lawyers from Novum Law’s Swindon office joined forces with specialist nurses from the oncology team at the town’s Great Western Hospital (GWH) to raise hundreds of pounds for Mesothelioma UK – the charity supporting victims of asbestos diseases and their families – by running the Bristol Half Marathon. Known as the Swindon Disease due...

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Networking evening to shed light on employment law changes

September 25, 2014
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Networking evening to shed light on employment law changes

One of Swindon’s leading employment lawyers will be on hand to answer questions about recent and imminent changes in legislation at a business networking event in the town next week. Kerrie Hunt, pictured, partner and head of employment at Thrings, will update attendees on a range of key employment law issues including flexible working...

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