Legal

Thrings helps property crowdfunder find room for growth in student accommodation market

February 19, 2018
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Thrings helps property crowdfunder find room for growth in student accommodation market

Experts from Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings are helping the UK’s biggest property crowdfunding platform move into the fast-growing student accommodation sector. London-based Property Partner makes it easy for individual investors to club together to buy property and earn a rental income. Shortly after its launch into the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) market, it...

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Divorce lawyer to the super-rich joins Royds Withy King as partner

February 19, 2018
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Divorce lawyer to the super-rich joins Royds Withy King as partner

A lawyer with more than a decade of experience acting for some of the UK’s richest people in complex divorce cases has joined regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon. Will MacFarlane, pictured, specialises in complex financial settlements on divorce, acting for clients with significant assets including businesses, offshore...

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Thrings targets further growth in London market with relocation to ‘dynamic’ City location

February 13, 2018
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Thrings targets further growth in London market with relocation to ‘dynamic’ City location

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has restated its commitment to the London legal market by relocating its office there to a prime City location.   The firm, which has had a base in the capital since 2007, has signed a 10-year lease on 5,640 sq ft (523 sq m) of grade A office space in...

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Royds Withy King targets growth in key sectors with clutch of senior hires

February 8, 2018
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Royds Withy King targets growth in key sectors with clutch of senior hires

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened its business development and marketing team with three senior hires as it seeks to increase its profile and revenues through a new strategy based on industry sectors. The arrival of Kevin Peake as director of business development, marketing and communications,...

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Firms have duty to help disadvantaged people into work, says Business in the Community

January 30, 2018
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Firms have duty to help disadvantaged people into work, says Business in the Community

Swindon businesses have been urged to engage with their local communities to create programmes that help disadvantaged jobseekers into employment. The call to action came from a meeting of some of the South West’s most influential executives hosted by Business in the Community (BITC).  The event drew on existing programmes that support inclusive employment...

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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

January 27, 2018
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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

Just before Christmas, an old friend asked BrandSoup for some help with a spot of online infringement. Our friend, a town crier (yes, such things do still exist!), was having trouble with his Twitter account. He tweets as @ramsburycrier, sharing snippets from the village diary and details of upcoming local events. But late in...

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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

January 18, 2018
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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

Outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs from the Swindon area are being urged to enter the region’s top awards recognising excellence in the boardroom.  Launched this week, the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 showcase the wealth of executive talent and leadership across the region. New categories have been added...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of retail, property development and property trading.     Based...

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Trio of appointments puts Optimum Professional Services on course for further growth

January 4, 2018
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Trio of appointments puts Optimum Professional Services on course for further growth

Optimum Professional Services, the Swindon-based group formed through the merger last September of accountancy practice Regulatory Accounting and law firm Hoffman Briggs, has continued to expand with three new appointments.   Accountant Michael Blaken has joined Optimum’s accountancy division, supporting the team with its fast-growing client base. Mandy Gibson has also come on board...

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Experienced insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

December 11, 2017
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Experienced insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has appointed accountant Louise Durkan as the new chair of its South West and Wales region. Louise, pictured, an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in restructuring, is the financial advisory and restructuring director at accountancy group Deloitte’s Bristol office, where she leads a team...

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