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Two trainees recruited at Swindon law firm Hoffman Male as its growth continues

May 15, 2014
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Two trainees recruited at Swindon law firm Hoffman Male as its growth continues

Swindon-based specialist law firm Hoffman Male has taken on two more staff as it experiences a big upturn in business. Tara Aqeel and Jodie Allan have joined as trainee conveyancers working alongside partner Mary Hoffman. They are the second and third signings this year for the growing business, which also specialises in wills and...

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Withy King recruits experienced lawyer to its fast-growing commercial property team

May 8, 2014
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Withy King recruits experienced lawyer to its fast-growing commercial property team

Commercial property solicitor Andrew Johnson has joined law firm Withy King’s 26-strong commercial property team, now one of the largest in the South West. Andrew, pictured, has expertise in high-value healthcare property developments. He joins from Bristol firm Bevan Brittan and will work across Withy King's offices, including Swindon. His extensive healthcare property experience...

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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

April 22, 2014
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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has recruited three specialist solicitors to advise its fast-growing portfolio of commercial property clients. Partner Edward Jackman, associate Iain Mason and solicitor Natalia Sokolov join the firm to further strengthen its commercial property and construction offering. Edward arrives from Oxfordshire-based commercial law firm...

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Legal and IT seminar will help Swindon firms head to the cloud

April 1, 2014
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Legal and IT seminar will help Swindon firms head to the cloud

The benefits and risks of cloud computing are to be explained to businesses by legal and IT professionals at a seminar in Swindon next month. Experts from M4 corridor commercial law firm Thrings and independent London-based IT consultancy Nubo Consulting aim to demystify the phenomenon of cloud computing at the event, called The Journey...

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West law firms lagging behind on profits, report reveals

March 31, 2014
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West law firms lagging behind on profits, report reveals

Law firms in the South West are the least profitable in the UK and have profits per equity partner lower than the national average, research released this week reveals. The region’s firms posted profits as a percentage of fees as 17% against the national average of 23%, according to the latest Financial Benchmarking Report...

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Prospect Hospice receives £7,000 from Withy King’s contribution to make-a-will scheme

March 18, 2014
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Prospect Hospice receives £7,000 from Withy King’s contribution to make-a-will scheme

Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King has raised more than £7,000 for Prospect Hospice by offering its professional services free of charge in exchange for a donation to the charity. More than 50 people asked Withy King to update or make their will in support of Prospect’s ‘Make a Will Month’, with the...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

March 11, 2014
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King has prepared a round-up of the latest legal developments and other issues which may affect directors in business as well as in their personal lives. Appeal case highlights perils of personal guarantees It is now common practice for directors to enter into personal guarantees when securing funding...

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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

March 5, 2014
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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

Optimism among law firms is at its highest level for seven years despite an increasingly competitive business environment and forthcoming major tax changes. Eight in 10 firms are confident about the year ahead, compared to six in 10 last year. Smaller firms – those with 25 partners or less – are the most upbeat,...

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Top 100 best employers ranking recognises law firm Withy King’s commitment to its staff

February 28, 2014
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Top 100 best employers ranking recognises law firm Withy King’s commitment to its staff

Law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has been ranked 58th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For and awarded the highly sought-after Best Companies Two Star Accreditation.  The recognition is for its outstanding levels of staff engagement and its commitment to creating a positive...

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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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