Legal

Motor trade not ready for biggest consumer rights shake-up for 40 years, says training group

August 28, 2015
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Motor trade not ready for biggest consumer rights shake-up for 40 years, says training group

Specialist learning and development group RTS is staging training courses to help car dealerships get to grips with the biggest change in consumer rules to affect the motor trade for decades. The new Consumer Rights Act will give buyers of new and second-hand cars more power to demand full refunds if the vehicle is...

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Bevirs appoints experienced civil litigation solicitor to Swindon office

August 25, 2015
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Bevirs appoints experienced civil litigation solicitor to Swindon office

Solicitor Peter Shah has joined the civil litigation team at Bevirs, one of Wiltshire's oldest law firms. Peter, pictured, who works from Bevirs’ Swindon office in Regent Circus, will support clients with advice on civil matters including disputed wills, personal injury, professional and clinical negligence.  He moved to Bevirs from Wiltshire firm Awdry Bailey...

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Legal options for tackling poor performance and sickness absence to be explored at training event

August 14, 2015
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Legal options for tackling poor performance and sickness absence to be explored at training event

A half-day training seminar next month will guide business owners through the complex legal area of poor performance and sickness absence. Staged by Paul Archer, pictured, of Paul Archer Training, the event on September 22 will help attendees appreciate their legal options while avoiding the pitfalls by focusing on practical steps to reduce absence...

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Mango Bikes’ expansion moves up a gear as Thrings helps entrepreneurs get on board

August 13, 2015
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Mango Bikes’ expansion moves up a gear as Thrings helps entrepreneurs get on board

Fast-growing bicycle manufacturer and retailer Mango Bikes has attracted investment from two serial entrepreneurs to further strengthen the business. David Hanney and Toby Baxendale – previously chief executive and chairman of UK performance bike firm Planet X – have joined the board of South Cerney-based Mango as non-executive directors to help steer the business...

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Withy King solicitor in running for third prestigious national award

August 7, 2015
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Withy King solicitor in running for third prestigious national award

Rebecca Stevens, a family solicitor based in law firm Withy King’s Swindon office, has been shortlisted for a major legal award for a third time this year in recognition of her pro bono work. Her latest nomination is in the Legal Personality of the Year category of the Law Society Excellence Awards, having been...

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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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