Legal

Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

May 3, 2016
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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

Some of the South West’s top firms have been named among the finalists of the region’s most prestigious business awards. Accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners read like a who’s-who of the region’s best companies. The coveted awards have a...

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Towering achievement of Withy King cyclists with 230-mile charity bike ride to Paris

May 3, 2016
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Towering achievement of Withy King cyclists with 230-mile charity bike ride to Paris

Cyclists from the Swindon and Marlborough offices of law firm Withy King pedalled 230 miles to Paris in just three days to help raise more than £5,500 for three charities.  They joined a19-strong group plus two support crew from across the firm to take part in the feat, which started in Bath. The ride...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and...

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Prospect Hospice benefits to tune of £7,500 from Withy King’s support for Make A Will Month

April 28, 2016
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Prospect Hospice benefits to tune of £7,500 from Withy King’s support for Make A Will Month

The private client team at law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, raised more than £7,500 for Prospect Hospice during its most recent Make A Will Month. Withy King waived its usual fees in exchange for a charitable donation when it helped draft or update more than 30 wills during...

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New Swindon partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

April 26, 2016
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New Swindon partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

Regional law firm Thrings has appointed experienced commercial litigation specialist Caroline Watson as partner in its company commercial team. Caroline, pictured, who based in the firm’s Swindon office, has acted for national and international clients from the financial services, IT, manufacturing and insurance sectors in commercial disputes for more than 12 years. She has...

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Survey points to sharp rise in Shared Parental Leave among Wiltshire employees

April 25, 2016
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Survey points to sharp rise in Shared Parental Leave among Wiltshire employees

The number of staff applying for Shared Parental Leave is expected to rise substantially over the next 12 months, according to a survey of Wiltshire employers. Almost two-thirds said they expect employees to apply for time off under the law this year as it becomes better known. Just 36% said they did not expect...

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Work together to grow young talent in the region or risk losing it, ICAEW president urges businesses

April 25, 2016
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Work together to grow young talent in the region or risk losing it, ICAEW president urges businesses

West firms and business organisations need to collaborate more and embrace innovation to help nurture the region’s talent pool, according to the regional president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Speaking to more than 500 delegates at the ICAEW annual dinner in Bristol last week, Rick Sturge said firms needed...

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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

April 22, 2016
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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

One of the most vocal critics of Chippenham’s Business Improvement District (BID) has joined its board, promising to bring passion to his role as a director. Nic Puntis, pictured, who co-owns the town’s Sarah-Jayne’s Café with his wife, slammed the BID last year for what he claimed was a poorly organised Christmas Lights Switch...

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Thrings’ headline sponsorship of Swindon175 makes it platform to showcase town’s innovation

April 22, 2016
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Thrings’ headline sponsorship of Swindon175 makes it platform to showcase town’s innovation

Regional law firm Thrings has become the headline business sponsor of Swindon175, the year-long commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Great Western Railway in the town. Celebrations this year include a programme of community events, art trails, festivals, education, heritage and history exhibitions – including one on renowned railway engineer...

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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

April 21, 2016
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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

Unemployment has continued to fall in the South West, bucking the national trend and pointing to a brighter outlook for the region’s businesses. But Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, warned the national rise signalled a slowing economy and could impact on firms in the Swindon area if the Government did not take...

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