Legal

Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

June 4, 2019
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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings’ managing partner Simon Holdsworth has been reappointed for a further three-year term by a unanimous vote at its annual partners’ meeting. Simon, pictured, who joined Thrings in 1997 and became managing partner in 2013, will oversee its’ strategic direction and retain responsibility for its legal and operational activities for...

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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

May 24, 2019
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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has launched a legal ‘safety net’ in response to unprecedented demand from human resources professionals and business owners for affordable expert HR and employment advice. Called HELP, the package provides comprehensive legal support to businesses alongside insurance protection against Employment Tribunal claims.  ...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the administration of substantial and complex estates.   He joins Thrings...

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Raft of promotions at Royds Withy King as annual turnover continues to grow

May 21, 2019
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Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has announced 20 promotions, including five new partners, along with further annual growth. Turnover at the Bath-headquartered firm, which also has offices in London and Oxford, rose by 6% to just over £38m which it said had been achieved despite increased uncertainty...

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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

April 25, 2019
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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has been named among the UK’s best for advising private clients. The Bath-headquartered firm is among an elite group selected by leading industry publication eprivateclient.  The online publication, which provides legal news, analysis and trends, surveys more than 140 private client law...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 14, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner by guest speaker National Geographic...

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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

April 10, 2019
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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

Reional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Dan Meadon-Bower as a partner in its corporate and commercial law team. Dan, pictured, joins from TSB Bank, where as a senior commercial lawyer he led a number of high-profile projects supporting the bank’s procurement, marketing, products and SME business...

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Deadline looming for Swindon directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Swindon directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Swindon’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories added this year – Young...

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