Legal

Thrings lands role as Balloon Fiesta’s official legal partner ahead of 40th anniversary celebrations

June 10, 2018
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Thrings lands role as Balloon Fiesta’s official legal partner ahead of 40th anniversary celebrations

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has formalised its two decade long relationship with Bristol’s acclaimed International Balloon Fiesta (BIBF) by becoming its official legal partner. The fiesta, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is Europe’s largest annual gathering of hot air balloons, attracting more than half a million visitors to the city over...

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Acas tells firms not to fall foul of workplace clashes during World Cup

June 6, 2018
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Acas tells firms not to fall foul of workplace clashes during World Cup

Swindon firms must be ready to tackle potential workplace issues such as absenteeism and internet use during the World Cup, employment advice organisation Acas has warned. With four weeks of football kicking off next Thursday – and with many matches taking place during working hours – Acas has launched new guidance to help businesses...

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Conveyancer joins Francis George Solicitor-Advocate as strong market drives demand for service

May 24, 2018
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Conveyancer joins Francis George Solicitor-Advocate as strong market drives demand for service

Swindon-based law firm Francis George Solicitor-Advocate is expanding its conveyancing team with the appointment of Emily Peterson. Emily, pictured, joins the Old Town firm as a conveyancer, having previously worked for Southampton-based Eric Robinson Solicitors, which has 10 offices mainly across Hampshire.  After studying law at Portsmouth University, gaining a first-class degree, she worked...

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New partners and legal director strengthen Thrings’ leadership team

May 16, 2018
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New partners and legal director strengthen Thrings’ leadership team

Thrings, the Swindon-headquartered regional law firm, has appointed three new partners and a legal director as part of its annual round of promotions.   Natalia Sokolov, Robert Barnes and Alice Altounyan increase the size of Thrings’ partnership to 62, while Rebecca Balmforth becomes the firm’s fifth legal director.   Natalia, who works in the...

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Partner appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s real estate team

May 2, 2018
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Partner appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s real estate team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened its real estate team with the appointment of partner Richard Roth. Richard joined this week from international professional services group RPC, where he led its Bristol-based real estate team, having previously also worked at CMS Cameron McKenna. He brings considerable...

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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

April 27, 2018
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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

The innovative Bloodhound project to build the world’s fastest-ever car is inspiring young people to pursue careers that use maths, engineering and technology, the region’s business leaders have been told. Nearly 400 chartered accountants and guests from across the business community gathered at the annual ICAEW West of England annual dinner last week heard...

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Thrings invests in next generation of lawyers with solicitor appointments across three offices

March 23, 2018
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Thrings invests in next generation of lawyers with solicitor appointments across three offices

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has strengthened its commercial offering to clients and reaffirmed its commitment to organic growth by appointing three newly-qualified solicitors. Carys Webb, Alexia Aradipiotis and Robyn Rumble have secured their positions after successfully completing structured, two-year training contracts with the firm. Carys has become a member of the firm’s company commercial...

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Spring Statement 2018: Swindon business reaction

March 14, 2018
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Swindon business experts have been reacting to yesterday’s Spring Statement, with most pointing to what Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to deliver rather than what he said. Dominic Bourquin, pictured, corporate tax partner at accountants MHA Monahans, whose Swindon office is one of eight across the West of England, said Mr Hammond couldn’t be accused...

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Medical practice relocation points to further move into primary care market for Thrings

March 7, 2018
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Medical practice relocation points to further move into primary care market for Thrings

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has moved further into the primary care sector by acting on the relocation of a large medical practice into purpose-built premises. Thrings lawyers advised on the commercial property aspects of the move by Keynsham-based St Augustine’s Medical Practice from Station Road to the new site less than a quarter...

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BrandSoup: Another fine Mac-edonia

March 6, 2018
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A couple of years ago, BrandSoup reported on the Kylie v Kylie spat – two ladies fighting over one name. Since then, Mlles Minogue and Jenner appear to have kissed and made up, but… what’s this? It’s only Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM to some) with a very similar problem! ...

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