Legal

Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

March 2, 2015
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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

West of England commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has strengthened its corporate offering to domestic and international clients with the appointment of Jonathan Morris as partner. Jonathan, pictured, is a highly-experienced corporate solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience of working with businesses listed on the London Stock...

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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

March 2, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Swindon businesses are being urged to make the...

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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

March 2, 2015
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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

Law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has been ranked 42nd in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in 2015 – up from 58th position last year. The firm’s ranking was revealed at an awards ceremony held in London last week and published in a...

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Family law specialist joins Charles Lucas & Marshall’s Swindon office

February 25, 2015
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Family law specialist joins Charles Lucas & Marshall’s Swindon office

Mark Chapman has joined the family law team in the Swindon office of solicitors Charles Lucas & Marshall. Mark, pictured, was previously with Basingstoke solicitors Wills Chandler and has also worked for Oxford law firm Darbys. Since qualifying in 2006, he has specialised in family law. In 2008 he became a member of Resolution,...

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Solicitors warned of looming tax disclosure deadline

February 18, 2015
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Solicitors warned of looming tax disclosure deadline

Solicitors with tax affairs which are not up to date, including those with undisclosed taxable income, have less than three weeks to notify HMRC of their intention to take part in its disclosure facility. The warning comes from the South West office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson, which also points...

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This year’s Business Show Swindon on track to be biggest so far

February 16, 2015
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This year’s Business Show Swindon on track to be biggest so far

The Business Show Swindon returns for its fifth year in April with organisers Business West promising an event that will showcase the town’s go-ahead businesses and offer a range of support for anyone starting or growing a business. Staged again at the town’s STEAM railway museum, it will provide a platform for firms to...

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Prospect Hospice reaps rewards of Withy King’s will-writing campaign

February 13, 2015
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Prospect Hospice reaps rewards of Withy King’s will-writing campaign

Law firm Withy King’s private client team in Swindon has raised more than £9,000 for the town’s Prospect Hospice by waiving fees to clients during ‘Make A Will Month’ in exchange for a donation to the charity. The firm, which incorporates Lemon & Co, helped to draft or update more than 30 wills during...

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Senior associate appointment strengthens BCL Legal’s South West office

February 12, 2015
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Senior associate appointment strengthens BCL Legal’s South West office

National specialist recruitment firm BCL Legal has appointed Georgina Inson as a senior associate in its South West office. Georgina, pictured, will handle non-contentious commercial roles in the region working from the Bristol office, including real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities.  She has worked in legal recruitment for five years and held positions at...

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Withy King expands Wiltshire residential property team as market continues to recover

February 12, 2015
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Withy King expands Wiltshire residential property team as market continues to recover

Law firm Withy King has expanded the residential property team in its Swindon and Marlborough offices, making it one of the largest in Wiltshire. Solicitor Kirsty Andrews joins from Carter Read & Dove in Swindon, bringing a wealth of residential property experience to the firm. Meanwhile, law graduates Eleanor Woodman and Megan Payne have...

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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

February 9, 2015
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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

Firms in the Swindon area are being urged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 seek to recognise outstanding business people and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Award nominations are...

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