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Legal and IT seminar will help Swindon firms head to the cloud

April 1, 2014
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Legal and IT seminar will help Swindon firms head to the cloud

The benefits and risks of cloud computing are to be explained to businesses by legal and IT professionals at a seminar in Swindon next month. Experts from M4 corridor commercial law firm Thrings and independent London-based IT consultancy Nubo Consulting aim to demystify the phenomenon of cloud computing at the event, called The Journey...

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West law firms lagging behind on profits, report reveals

March 31, 2014
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West law firms lagging behind on profits, report reveals

Law firms in the South West are the least profitable in the UK and have profits per equity partner lower than the national average, research released this week reveals. The region’s firms posted profits as a percentage of fees as 17% against the national average of 23%, according to the latest Financial Benchmarking Report...

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Prospect Hospice receives £7,000 from Withy King’s contribution to make-a-will scheme

March 18, 2014
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Prospect Hospice receives £7,000 from Withy King’s contribution to make-a-will scheme

Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King has raised more than £7,000 for Prospect Hospice by offering its professional services free of charge in exchange for a donation to the charity. More than 50 people asked Withy King to update or make their will in support of Prospect’s ‘Make a Will Month’, with the...

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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

March 5, 2014
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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

Optimism among law firms is at its highest level for seven years despite an increasingly competitive business environment and forthcoming major tax changes. Eight in 10 firms are confident about the year ahead, compared to six in 10 last year. Smaller firms – those with 25 partners or less – are the most upbeat,...

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Top 100 best employers ranking recognises law firm Withy King’s commitment to its staff

February 28, 2014
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Top 100 best employers ranking recognises law firm Withy King’s commitment to its staff

Law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has been ranked 58th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For and awarded the highly sought-after Best Companies Two Star Accreditation.  The recognition is for its outstanding levels of staff engagement and its commitment to creating a positive...

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New Marlborough office for law firm Withy King as it marks 30 years in the town

February 19, 2014
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New Marlborough office for law firm Withy King as it marks 30 years in the town

Law firm Withy King is marking its 30th anniversary in Marlborough with a move to new premises in the heart of the market town. The firm will relocate from its offices just off the high street to Cross Keys House in The Parade – the last remaining ground-floor premises available to rent in central...

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Thrings’ team help global Coty group nail major acquisition

February 4, 2014
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Thrings’ team help global Coty group nail major acquisition

Law firm Thrings has advised global beauty products group Coty on its takeover of UK firm Lena White Ltd, the distributor of its nailcare brand OPI. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will allow Coty to lead the development of OPI, one of its power brands in the UK. Lena White had been OPI’s...

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Withy King takes on experienced consultant to boost private client team

January 31, 2014
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Withy King takes on experienced consultant to boost private client team

Samantha O’Sullivan, a solicitor with more than 25 years’ experience in private client and charity law work, has joined Wiltshire law firm Withy King as a consultant. Samantha, pictured, joins Withy King’s expanding private client practice from Bath law firm Mogers, where she was a partner. Based in its Swindon and Marlborough offices, the...

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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

January 28, 2014
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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

Turnover at law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, rose by 4% to £21.5m in the year to last April, it has revealed. Profits increased by 12% to £4.9m. The firm, which also has offices in Bristol, Bath and London, has 51 members and employs 305 people, 180 of them fee-earners....

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and,...

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