Legal

Lawyer becomes new chairman of Forum for the Built Environment’s regional branch

April 15, 2015
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Lawyer becomes new chairman of Forum for the Built Environment’s regional branch

Eric Livingston, a partner and construction solicitor at regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has become chairman of the Forum for the Built Environment’s (fbe) Great Western branch. Eric, pictured, a specialist in construction procurement, contract preparation and negotiation and resolving construction disputes, assumes the role after serving as...

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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 10, 2015
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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Swindon firms have just over a month to make sure they secure sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for the region’s biggest business show. The Business Showcase South West 2015 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. It has already attracted blue-chip sponsors such...

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Solicitor takes up role as chair of Association of Women in Property in the South West

April 2, 2015
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Solicitor takes up role as chair of Association of Women in Property in the South West

Construction and engineering solicitor Natalia Sokolov has been elected chair of the Association of Women in Property (WiP) in the South West. Natalia, pictured, a specialist in construction procurement projects and engineering disputes at regional law firm Thrings, will assume responsibility for the strategic direction of the South West branch of WiP, the national...

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Legal assistant appointment boosts Swindon specialist law firm Hoffman Male

March 30, 2015
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Legal assistant appointment boosts Swindon specialist law firm Hoffman Male

Expanding specialist Swindon law firm Hoffman Male has appointed Becs Abbott as a legal assistant. A recent law graduate from Reading University, Becs, pictured, was raised and educated in Swindon and has recently been on a temporary contract as an usher at Bristol Crown Court. Her appointment brings the conveyancing, wills and probate specialist...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome Swindon businesses among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended from one...

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Newly-qualified solicitor strengthens Bower & Bailey’s Swindon property team

March 26, 2015
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Newly-qualified solicitor strengthens Bower & Bailey’s Swindon property team

Bower & Bailey Solicitors has expanded its Swindon office with the appointment of Sarah Davis as a qualified solicitor after she successfully completed her two-year training contract with the firm.  Sarah has joined the firm’s property department and will be working on residential and commercial property transactions. Sarah joined Bower & Bailey, which also...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

March 24, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

In a rapidly changing legal landscape, solicitors at Swindon law firm Withy King highlight a few of the issues business owners and directors need to be aware of in their professional and personal lives. Keep on the right side of Companies House We all know how busy life can be but failure to ensure...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Swindon firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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Seminar on ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

March 23, 2015
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Seminar on  ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

Business Show Swindon 2015, which takes place on April 23, has announced the first of its business growth seminars – a 360-degree view of how small firms can attract, recruit and retain happy, quality staff. Called Appeal, Reputation and Success, the seminar will be delivered by award-winning recruiter and employer branding extraordinaire Mark Bevans....

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BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

March 18, 2015
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The CBI welcomed many of the “encouraging” Budget measures which it said would help businesses “create jobs for the benefit of all”. Director-general John Cridland said: “Stability and consistency are what businesses need to grow and prosper. This Budget sets the tone, providing a clear plan for fiscal health and growth. “The brighter fiscal...

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