Legal

Swedish group snaps up Swindon industrial fastening firm

July 18, 2017
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Swedish group snaps up Swindon industrial fastening firm

Swindon-based industrial fastening firm Young Black has been acquired by international specialist engineering group Indutrade in a move that will help to secure its future. Young Black, which employs around 30 people at its base on Radway Road, Stratton St Margaret, will become part of Swedish group Indutrade’s special products division. Swindon-headquartered regional law...

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Coveted specialist accreditation for lawyer helping victims of ‘the Swindon disease’

July 3, 2017
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Coveted specialist accreditation for lawyer helping victims of ‘the Swindon disease’

Swindon-based solicitor Jennifer Seavor has become the only lawyer in Wiltshire to be accredited as an Occupational Disease and Asbestos Specialist by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Jennifer, pictured, who works for regional law firm Royd Withy King, has also been awarded APIL’s coveted Senior Litigator status alongside her accreditation. She has...

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Thrings team wraps up sale of quirky online gift retailer to discount book group

June 26, 2017
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Thrings team wraps up sale of quirky online gift retailer to discount book group

Legal experts from the Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings have helped complete the sale of mail order and online gift business Qwerkity to discount retailer The Book People. The complex deal, which was completed by the Thrings team to a tight deadline, widens The Book People’s offering to include Qwerkity’s wide...

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General Election result: National business reaction

June 9, 2017
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The unexpected outcome of the General Election and the resulting hung Parliament has sent shock waves through businesses and the organisations representing them. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said it was a serious moment for the UK economy. “The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government,...

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General Election result: Swindon business reaction

June 9, 2017
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Business organisations in Swindon and across the West of England today warned of damaging uncertainty following the shock General Election result and the impact of a hung Parliament on key issues for the town, particularly on the imminent Brexit negotiations Business West, the region’s largest business group, said there would be widespread concern about more...

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Wiltshire students to get help from leading lawyer as they make leap from classroom to workplace

June 7, 2017
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Wiltshire students to get help from leading lawyer as they make leap from classroom to workplace

Fiona Kellow, a partner with regional law firm Thrings, is to work with students at a school in Marlborough to help them with the move from education to work and enhance their employment prospects.   Fiona, head of private client in Thrings’ Marlborough office, has been appointed by St John’s International Academy and the...

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Leaving EU with no deal would harm region, Business West warns in its General Election manifesto

June 1, 2017
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Leaving EU with no deal would harm region, Business West warns in its General Election manifesto

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has warned that leaving the EU without a deal would cause “considerable damage” to many businesses. The organisation behind the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative said avoiding this outcome “must be a priority” for all General Election candidates standing in constituencies across the West of England. In its manifesto for...

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Turnaround in confidence levels by South West firms points to strong growth this year

June 1, 2017
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Turnaround in confidence levels by South West firms points to strong growth this year

Confidence among businesses in the South West is back in positive territory after a sustained period of decline, according to a new survey. The latest quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor shows investment plans in the region are stronger than the UK average in areas such as employment, staff development and capital investment. The survey findings...

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Swindon & Wilts Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the area

May 31, 2017
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Swindon & Wilts Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the area

Business leaders from across Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to put their questions to a panel of experts at an Economic Question Time event led by highly-acclaimed economist and public speaker Mark Berrisford-Smith. Hosted by regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, HSBC Bank and Swindon accountants...

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Legal vacancies fall in South West as uncertainty moves lawyers to stay put

May 19, 2017
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Legal vacancies fall in South West as uncertainty moves lawyers to stay put

Private practice lawyer vacancies in the South West have fallen by 11% over the past year as the sector starts to suffer from uncertainty, according to a new survey. However, the decline is less than the national picture – the data from specialist recruiter Clayton Legal shows vacancies across the UK as whole falling...

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