Legal

Bevirs Solicitors signs up to National Will Register

July 31, 2015
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Bevirs Solicitors signs up to National Will Register

Wiltshire law firm Bevirs Solicitors has joined Certainty – the National Will Register. Certainty, which is endorsed by the Law Society, provides an online space where people, charities, legal professionals and financial bodies can search for registered wills at low cost.  Many people die intestate, or appear to be as wills can become lost...

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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

July 31, 2015
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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, is advising the trade association for bookshops in its legal battle against what it sees as market abuse by online retail giant Amazon. The EU’s Competition Directorate (DGC) has launched a competition law investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution arrangements. But the Bookseller's Association...

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Bower & Bailey to sponsor Swindon Guide Dogs 2016 calendar

July 30, 2015
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Bower & Bailey to sponsor Swindon Guide Dogs 2016 calendar

Law firm Bower & Bailey is supporting Swindon Guide Dogs calendar for the third successive year following an excellent take-up of the 2014 and 2015 editions. The charity supports 20 guide dog partnerships across the town at a cost of around £5 each a day – £36,500 annually. Funds raised from the calendar’s sponsorship...

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Huge solar power farm near Swindon sold to global green energy giant

July 21, 2015
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Wroughton Airfield Solar Park, which will be one of the UK’s largest solar farms when it starts generating next year, has been sold by a company owned by Swindon Council and the Science Museum in a multi-million pound deal. The 165-acre project on the former Second World War RAF airfield near Swindon has been...

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NFU legal panel re-appoints Thrings for another three years

July 16, 2015
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NFU legal panel re-appoints Thrings for another three years

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has its larget office in Swindon, has been reappointed to the National Farmers Union (NFU) legal panel for the South East of England. The firm will continue to provide specialist legal advice to NFU members across the seven counties making up the region for a further three years in...

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Withy King earns a place on Government panel of legal and financial experts

July 14, 2015
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Withy King earns a place on Government panel of legal and financial experts

Regional law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has been appointed to the Government’s panel of professionals that protects people who may not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their finances. Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) Panel of Professional Deputies is made up of court-approved professionals with...

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The LAST WORD: Anna Cole, partner, Novum Law

July 10, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Anna Cole, partner, Novum Law

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Anna Cole, a partner at specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Gone Girl, a psychological thriller that keeps you...

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Storage group Bott lands prestigious PWC Business of the Year Award

July 10, 2015
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Storage group Bott lands prestigious PWC Business of the Year Award

Bott, the workplace storage equipment firm, and Devon Air Ambulance Trust have won the PWC Business of the Year Awards – the South West’s most coveted business accolades. Bude-based Bott’s CEO Clive Woodward received his trophy for the £30m-plus turnover category from Mark Beard, chief executive of last year's winner, Swindon construction firm Beard....

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SUMMER BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

July 8, 2015
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The CBI described the Budget as double-edged for business and branded the Chancellor’s flagship introduction of a National Living Wage of £7.20 next April as “a big gamble”. It also called the apprentice levy “a blunt tool” to force more businesses to take on trainees. Director-general John Cridland said: “Firms will welcome measures to...

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SUMMER BUDGET 2015: Swindon business reaction

July 8, 2015
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Many of the measures in Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget received a warm welcome from Swindon experts – but there was concern over the impact of his flagship National Living Wage. Dominic Bourquin, corporate tax partner at Swindon accountancy firm Monahans, said the Budget had been good for business and had taken away some...

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