Legal

Lawyers bike and bake their way to a big charity haul

June 24, 2013
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Lawyers bike and bake their way to a big charity haul

The Swindon and Marlborough offices of West law firm Withy King have raised £11,246.19 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in a wide range of fund-raising activities. These included a cycle ride from Devizes to Oxford, an office bake-off and a sale of Christmas hampers. Withy King partner and chair of the firm’s charities’ committee, Chris...

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Changes in legal market put 28% of West law firms on danger list

June 19, 2013
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More than a quarter of West law firms are at risk of failure in the next 12 months, according to an alarming new report. But the research by R3, the insolvency trade body, shows that the West’s expected failure rate of 28% over the next year is lower than the national average of 31%....

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Conveyancing solicitor joins Swindon property law firm as partner

June 11, 2013
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Yvette Morcombe

Yvette Morcombe, a conveyancing solicitor with more than 20 years’ experience, has become a partner at Swindon-based specialist property law firm Hoffman Male and will run its newly-opened Bristol office. Yvette, pictured, has worked in residential and commercial property since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. She has worked with Hoffman Male’s principal Mary...

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Changes at the top at Swindon law firm Thrings

May 22, 2013
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Thomas Sheppard, managing partner at M4 corridor law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, is to move to the newly-created role of executive chairman. Simon Holdsworth, head of the firm’s company commercial team, is to take over as managing partner. As part of the changes Thomas will lead the transformation of...

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Two new arrivals boost law firm Stone King’s property department

April 9, 2013
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Stone King, the regional law firm with an office in Melksham, has appointed experienced lawyers Amanda Watts and Jo Boyle to its growing residential property team. Amanda, pictured, right, with Stone King’s managing partner Steven Greenwood, joins the firm, which also has offices in Bath, Cambridge and London, from Hertfordshire legal practice Nockolds where...

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Experienced corporate lawyer joins fast-growing Thrings

March 25, 2013
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Jane Oakland

Thrings, the M4 corridor law firm with its largest office in Swindon, has recruited Jane Oakland as a partner in its corporate team. Jane joins from the Bristol office of rival Clarke Willmott, where she was a corporate partner. She brings more than 20 years’ corporate experience in acquisition and disposal, strategic planning, reorganisation,...

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Will-writing service at law firm Withy King nets £4,000 for Prospect

February 11, 2013
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Solicitors specialising in private client work in the Swindon and Marlborough offices of law firm Withy King have raised £4,000 for Prospect Hospice through its Make a Will Month initiative. Withy King offered free professional will-making services in exchange for a donation to Prospect. The service included those writing new wills as well as...

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Five partners appointed at fast-growing Swindon law firm Thrings

February 5, 2013
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West law firm Thrings has appointed five new partners including recruiting respected corporate lawyer Alex Pyatt from rivals Withy King. The appointments take the number of partners at the firm, which has its largest office in Swindon, to more than 60. Alex, pictured, described by the Chambers UK 2013 legal guide as “commercial, pragmatic...

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WITHY KING’S DIRECTORS’ BRIEFING

January 21, 2012
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WITHY KING’S 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...

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