Legal

New Marlborough office for law firm Withy King as it marks 30 years in the town

February 19, 2014
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New Marlborough office for law firm Withy King as it marks 30 years in the town

Law firm Withy King is marking its 30th anniversary in Marlborough with a move to new premises in the heart of the market town. The firm will relocate from its offices just off the high street to Cross Keys House in The Parade – the last remaining ground-floor premises available to rent in central...

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Thrings’ team help global Coty group nail major acquisition

February 4, 2014
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Thrings’ team help global Coty group nail major acquisition

Law firm Thrings has advised global beauty products group Coty on its takeover of UK firm Lena White Ltd, the distributor of its nailcare brand OPI. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will allow Coty to lead the development of OPI, one of its power brands in the UK. Lena White had been OPI’s...

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Withy King takes on experienced consultant to boost private client team

January 31, 2014
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Withy King takes on experienced consultant to boost private client team

Samantha O’Sullivan, a solicitor with more than 25 years’ experience in private client and charity law work, has joined Wiltshire law firm Withy King as a consultant. Samantha, pictured, joins Withy King’s expanding private client practice from Bath law firm Mogers, where she was a partner. Based in its Swindon and Marlborough offices, the...

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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

January 28, 2014
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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

Turnover at law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, rose by 4% to £21.5m in the year to last April, it has revealed. Profits increased by 12% to £4.9m. The firm, which also has offices in Bristol, Bath and London, has 51 members and employs 305 people, 180 of them fee-earners....

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and,...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

January 21, 2014
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Swindon law firm Withy King provides a round-up of a few of the latest legal developments which may affect directors, in business as well as their private lives.  Tax implications for home owners After MPs got caught ‘flipping’ their homes for a CGT (Capital Gains Tax) advantage, it must have grated. Chancellor George Osborne...

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Associate joins law firm Withy King’s corporate and commercial team

January 19, 2014
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Associate joins law firm Withy King’s corporate and commercial team

Withy King has strengthened its corporate and commercial law team in its Swindon office with the appointment of Rishi Ladwa as an associate. Rishi, pictured, who joins from Wansbroughs Solicitors in Devizes, advises clients on a wide range of issues including acquisitions and disposals; LLP, partnership and shareholders’ agreements; company formations, re-organisations and share...

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Best Company to Work For accolade for law firm Withy King

January 14, 2014
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Best Company to Work For accolade for law firm Withy King

Law firm Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has been named as one of as the UK’s Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For. It has also been awarded the highly sought after Best Companies’ two-star accreditation. Inclusion in The Sunday Times table recognises the firm’s outstanding levels of staff engagement...

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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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