Legal

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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Senior executive appointment boosts Thrings’ private client offering

July 14, 2016
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Senior executive appointment boosts Thrings’ private client offering

Regional law firm Thrings has continued to expand its private client tax planning and trusts offering with the appointment of experienced legal and tax professional Stephen Horton. Stephen, pictured, joins the firm as a senior executive, having previously worked for estate administration service providers Kings Court Trust in Bath. Prior to this he was...

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EU referendum campaign failed to dent economic growth in Swindon and Wiltshire, survey reveals

July 13, 2016
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EU referendum campaign failed to dent economic growth in Swindon and Wiltshire, survey reveals

Swindon and Wiltshire’s economy was growing ahead of the EU referendum with business confidence, job creation and sales all climbing, according to the latest survey by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. More than 170 businesses took part in the poll, which was held in May and June, before the referendum result on...

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Winners named in PwC’s coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards

July 11, 2016
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Winners named in PwC’s coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards

Property services firm Ian Williams and bakery Ministry of Cake are the winners of the region’s most prestigious business awards. The firms came out top at accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards, which were announced at a gala dinner last week. Chipping Sodbury-based Ian Williams provides a range of...

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