Legal

Thrings seals long-term relationship with Watson by handling its sale to US fuels giant

January 14, 2014
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Thrings seals long-term relationship with Watson by handling its sale to US fuels giant

West law firm Thrings – which has its largest office in Swindon – has advised the shareholders of Wiltshire-based fuel distribution business Watson on its £117m sale to a major US group. As revealed by Swindon Business News a week ago, family-owned Watson, which began trading in 1957 and now has nearly 50 depots across...

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Work on UK’s biggest solar farm powers ahead thanks to Thrings and WebbPaton

January 6, 2014
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Work on UK’s biggest solar farm powers ahead thanks to Thrings and WebbPaton

Construction work has started on the UK’s largest solar power farm, thanks to the latest collaboration between law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, and Royal Wootton Bassett-based land agency WebbPaton. Agricultural land specialists at Thrings and WebbPaton acted on behalf of the landowner of the 230-acre site near Didcot, including...

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Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

December 30, 2013
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Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier Good Energy is taking legal advice following a challenge to its plans to build a 28 megawatt (MW) solar energy site in East Dorset. The firm, which received planning consent for the project in November, said it understood a claim had been submitted to the Administrative Court for a judicial...

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IT director joins expanding law firm Stone King

December 13, 2013
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IT director joins expanding law firm Stone King

Stone King, the law firm with an office in Melksham, has appointed Rupert Poole as IT director as it continues to expand its specialist legal services to individuals and organisations. Rupert, pictured, joins from technology outsourcing and consultancy firm Principality IT in South Wales where he was IT director working with a wide range...

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Housing market recovery helps specialist property law firm Hoffman Male create jobs

December 2, 2013
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Housing market recovery helps specialist property law firm Hoffman Male create jobs

Expanding property law firm Hoffman Male is taking on more staff as it starts to benefit from the housing market recovery. The firm is seeking two conveyancers – one each for its offices in Swindon and Bristol – to help with a growing caseload linked to the higher number of prospective homebuyers entering the...

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Partner appointment boosts law firm Thrings’ private client team

December 1, 2013
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Partner appointment boosts law firm Thrings’ private client team

Regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has strengthened its succession, estates and tax planning offering with the appointment of Victoria Smyth as partner. Victoria, pictured, a specialist private client solicitor, providing a comprehensive wealth management, wills, trusts and tax service for businesses and individual clients, has joined from Bristol-based...

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Legal ‘bible’ Chambers 2014 champions Swindon’s top lawyers

November 5, 2013
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Legal ‘bible’ Chambers 2014 champions Swindon’s top lawyers

Swindon’s top lawyers have been recognised in the annual Chambers guide – often viewed as the sector’s ‘bible’ and a reference tool for businesses buying in legal services. The best firms and individual lawyers across more than 70 different practice areas are highlighted in the publication which is based on the research of 140...

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Law firm Withy King warns cyclists over potential cut in accident pay out rates

November 4, 2013
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Law firm Withy King warns cyclists over potential cut in accident pay out rates

Cyclists who don’t wear helmets risk losing up to a quarter of any compensation if they are injured in an accident, Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King is warning. With winter approaching and many cyclists now commuting to and from work in more challenging conditions, the firm is keen to highlight this important...

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Students award top marks to Withy King in national guide for law trainees

October 21, 2013
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Students award top marks to Withy King in national guide for law trainees

Law firm Withy King has been awarded top marks in seven categories in the annual trainee survey run by Lex 100, the student guide to law. For the second year running, Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, was named as a ‘winner’ in the categories of job satisfaction, meeting expectations, quality...

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Withy King boosts family law team with arrival of divorce specialist

October 3, 2013
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Withy King boosts family law team with arrival of divorce specialist

Divorce lawyer Gwyn Randolph has become a partner in law firm Withy King’s rapidly-expanding family team, joining from rival Thrings. Gwyn, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience as a family lawyer, had worked at Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, for nearly five years, advising on all aspects of relationship...

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