Legal

Top tech lawyer chosen to fire up would-be female engineers at Dragons’ Den-style event

July 10, 2014
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Top tech lawyer chosen to fire up would-be female engineers at Dragons’ Den-style event

Swindon law firm Withy King’s intellectual property and technology expert Jessica Bent has been selected to join the judging panel of a new Dragons’ Den-style competition aimed at aspiring female engineers in the South West. Jessica, pictured, a partner with the firm, will help judge the entries to the Women with Bright Ideas competition,...

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Swindon-based Intrinsic’s game-changing insurance industry deal completed by Thrings

July 3, 2014
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Swindon-based Intrinsic’s game-changing insurance industry deal completed by Thrings

Law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has completed the sale of Swindon financial management firm Intrinsic’s entire network of 3,000 advisers – the UK’s largest – to Old Mutual Wealth. The Thrings team, led by senior corporate partner Jonathan Payne, pictured, and associate solicitor Elaine Meyrick, provided advice on all...

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Flexible working law changes: Swindon firms warned to be prepared for impact

June 30, 2014
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Flexible working law changes: Swindon firms warned to be prepared for impact

Swindon businesses are being urged to get to grips with new flexible working laws which came into effect this week. Under the changes, anyone who has worked for their employer for at least six months now has the right to request flexible working. Malcolm Gregory, pictured, an employment law specialist at Withy King in...

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Top legal accolade for Thrings’ John Davies recognises his role in £117m Watson sale

June 26, 2014
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Top legal accolade for Thrings’ John Davies recognises his role in £117m Watson sale

John Davies, senior corporate partner based in the Swindon office of M4 corridor law firm Thrings, has been named Client Partner of the Year by The Lawyer, the UK’s leading legal journal. The prestigious accolade, presented at last night’s Lawyer Awards in London, recognises Davies’ contribution to the 57-year relationship between Thrings and Brinkworth-based...

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Peak performance from Withy King’s Wiltshire lawyers takes firm’s fundraising to new heights

June 25, 2014
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Peak performance from Withy King’s Wiltshire lawyers takes firm’s fundraising to new heights

Lawyers from the Swindon and Marlborough offices of Withy King joined colleagues from across the regional law firm to raise more than £9,000 for charity by completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge. The 28-strong group ran, walked and hobbled their way to the top of Ben Nevis (1344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1085m)...

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New managing partner elected to head law firm Charles Lucas & Marshall

June 18, 2014
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New managing partner elected to head law firm Charles Lucas & Marshall

Law firm Charles Lucas & Marshall, which has an office in Swindon, has elected Hemant Amin as its new managing partner. Hemant, pictured, joined the firm in 1989 has been a member of its management board for 10 years. He will continue as practice development partner as well as taking over as managing partner...

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Organisers of successful planning seminar look to repeat event

June 16, 2014
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Organisers of successful planning seminar look to repeat event

A seminar held in Swindon by three of Wiltshire’s leading firms of property professionals proved so successful a second is being planned for later this year. The event attracted 60 developers keen to find out how to make the most of planning legislation and take advantage of a temporary relaxation of regulations. Planning and...

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£117m Watson deal puts Thrings’ John Davies in line for coveted Lawyer Award

June 5, 2014
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£117m Watson deal puts Thrings’ John Davies in line for coveted Lawyer Award

Law firm Thrings’ senior corporate partner John Davies has been shortlisted in the Client Partner of the Year category in the prestigious Lawyer Awards. John, pictured, based at Thrings’ Swindon office, is one of six lawyers from across the country in the running for the title – a direct result of his work on...

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Swindon law firms Withy King and Lemon & Co announce merger

May 27, 2014
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Swindon law firms Withy King and Lemon & Co announce merger

Law firms Withy King and Lemon & Co are to merge, forming one of the largest legal firms in Wiltshire. Fast-growing Withy King, which has a string of offices including Swindon and Marlborough, and Lemon & Co, a single-office practice based in Swindon, will join forces on June 30. The firms said the move...

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Use your experience to support our young entrepreneurs, Thrings managing partner urges bosses

May 22, 2014
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Use your experience to support our young entrepreneurs, Thrings managing partner urges bosses

The managing partner of West law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has urged the region’s business leaders to do more to support young people’s commercial ambitions. In a speech to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in Bristol, Simon Holdsworth, pictured, called on bosses to provide...

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