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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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Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

December 30, 2013
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Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier Good Energy is taking legal advice following a challenge to its plans to build a 28 megawatt (MW) solar energy site in East Dorset. The firm, which received planning consent for the project in November, said it understood a claim had been submitted to the Administrative Court for a judicial...

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IT director joins expanding law firm Stone King

December 13, 2013
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IT director joins expanding law firm Stone King

Stone King, the law firm with an office in Melksham, has appointed Rupert Poole as IT director as it continues to expand its specialist legal services to individuals and organisations. Rupert, pictured, joins from technology outsourcing and consultancy firm Principality IT in South Wales where he was IT director working with a wide range...

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Housing market recovery helps specialist property law firm Hoffman Male create jobs

December 2, 2013
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Housing market recovery helps specialist property law firm Hoffman Male create jobs

Expanding property law firm Hoffman Male is taking on more staff as it starts to benefit from the housing market recovery. The firm is seeking two conveyancers – one each for its offices in Swindon and Bristol – to help with a growing caseload linked to the higher number of prospective homebuyers entering the...

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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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