Legal

Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

August 29, 2017
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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

Leading regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has continued its expansion on the South Coast with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant as partner. Mary, who advises businesses on their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, joint ventures and data...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become the largest of its kind...

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Two new joiners bolster Royds Withy King’s residential property team

August 21, 2017
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Two new joiners bolster Royds Withy King’s residential property team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King has boosted its residential property team with the appointment of two new members.   Solicitor Rebecca Allinson and chartered legal executive Lisa-Marie Keefe have joined the 77-strong department, which advises estate agents, developers, investors and individuals across Wiltshire, Bath, North East Somerset.   Lisa, who is based in...

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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

August 8, 2017
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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has joined an elite group of legal practices that have been independently recognised for the high-quality advice they offer to residential property leaseholders. Just a handful of South West law firms are members of the influential Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), the professional body set up to ensure...

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Sale of vending machine firm to major snack group handled by Thrings Swindon team

August 3, 2017
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Sale of vending machine firm to major snack group handled by Thrings Swindon team

Swindon-based legal experts in regional law firm Thrings have advised on the multi-million pound sale of a South West vending machine firm to the snack company behind the Golden Wonder crisp brand. The corporate team in Thrings’ Swindon office represented Bath-based West Country Vending Service (WCVS) on its acquisition by the Montagu Group, an...

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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

July 27, 2017
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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

Confidence among West of England firms has plummeted to its lowest level since the depths of the recession in 2009, according to the latest survey of its members by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. The number of businesses describing themselves as confident about their future slumped by 22% compared to the same...

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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Swindon’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces in the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Bristol-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that go the extra mile to ensure...

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Legal eagles set to soar as Glos & Wilts Law Society awards make a comeback

July 20, 2017
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Legal eagles set to soar as Glos & Wilts Law Society awards make a comeback

The cream of Swindon and Wiltshire’s law firms and their staff are to be recognised in a re-launched awards scheme.   The Gloucestershire & Wiltshire incorporated Law Society (GWILS) – the voice of solicitors, trainees, paralegals, legal secretaries and legal executives in the two counties – has brought back its Legal Excellence Awards.  ...

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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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