Legal

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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Monahan’s charity Festival of Fizz is a sparkling success

July 5, 2016
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Monahan’s charity Festival of Fizz is a sparkling success

A sparkling wine-tasting evening, hosted by accountants Monahans and law firm Clarke Wilmot has raised more than £1,200 for Headway Bristol, the charity that helps survivors of brain injury. Nearly 30 guests attended the Festival of Fizz at Clarke Wilmott’s Bristol office, sampling a variety of sparkling wines supplied by Bristol wine merchants Davis Bell...

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Wait is almost over for contenders in the region’s most prestigious business awards

July 4, 2016
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Wait is almost over for contenders in the region’s most prestigious business awards

Some of the West of England’s top firms will find out this week whether they have won the region’s most prestigious business awards. Corsham-based pharmaceutical manufacturing company Bath ASU is among the finalists in accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards, which take place in Bristol on Wednesday . Bath...

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Thrings bolsters its commercial property team with appointment of highly experienced partner

June 30, 2016
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Thrings bolsters its commercial property team with appointment of highly experienced partner

Regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has strengthened its corporate occupancy, healthcare, and retail and leisure sector offering with the appointment of experienced commercial property specialist Ben Tarrant as partner. Ben, pictured, has acted on transactions for a wide-range of major national retailers on property acquisitions and disposals, and...

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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Swindon firms

June 29, 2016
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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Swindon firms

Firms across Swindon and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while others have stopped taking on...

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