Legal

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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Withy King builds new property team as housing market starts to pick up

October 1, 2013
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Withy King builds new property team as housing market starts to pick up

Swindon and Marlborough-based law firm Withy King has created a dedicated new build and plot sales team –and appointed two new property experts. Residential property solicitor Beth Heley joins from Goughs in Corsham, bringing with her a solid understanding of local market trends. Beth, pictured, will be working closely with housebuyers and sellers on...

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Inquiries rise for specialist lawyers as interest builds in Govt’s Help-to-Buy scheme

September 30, 2013
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Inquiries rise for specialist lawyers as interest builds in Govt’s Help-to-Buy scheme

Swindon-based specialist property law firm Hoffman Male is experiencing a large increase in the numbers of homebuyers contacting it to take advantage of the Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy schemes, which aim to encourage buyers back into the market. The NewBuy scheme, launched in March last year, offers Government loans of up to 20% of the...

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Swindon law firm Thrings plays key part in saving popular Bath music venue

July 12, 2013
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Swindon law firm Thrings plays key part in saving popular Bath music venue

Expert advice from lawyers at Thrings, the M4 corridor legal firm with its largest office in Swindon, has helped save an iconic Bath pub. The Bell Inn, a popular live music venue on the city’s bohemian Walcot Street, was threatened with permanent closure when its former owners decided to sell.  Regulars, staff and members...

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BrandSoup: Shedding light on the dark side of Prism’s logo

July 8, 2013
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BrandSoup: Shedding light on the dark side of Prism’s logo

We thought BrandSoup was alone in having opinions about the advisability or otherwise of government agencies getting “creative” with logos (see our recent blog – Bonfire of the Quango Logos). But following revelations of the US NSA’s acquisitive attitude to everyone’s emails and Facebook postings, this thorny topic is now global headline news. The...

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Brief tips for businesses included in law firm Thrings’ revised website

July 8, 2013
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Brief tips for businesses included in law firm Thrings’ revised website

Directors and managers can gain tips on some of the most-common challenges of running a business through a new range of electronic booklets available for download on the new-look website of M4 corridor law firm Thrings. The booklets, written by commercial lawyers at the firm, which has an office in Bath, shed light on some...

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