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Withy King associate solicitor rubs shoulders with top barristers and QCs in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 table

February 3, 2015
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Withy King associate solicitor rubs shoulders with top barristers and QCs in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 table

Solicitor Rebecca Stevens, from law firm Withy King’s Swindon office, has made it into The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2015 – the most junior person to appear on the prestigious table. Rebecca, pictured, made national headlines last year when she was praised by the Head of Family Justice Sir James Munby for providing more...

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Air ambulance charity ball aiming high with rugby prop-turned-pundit David Flatman

February 2, 2015
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Air ambulance charity ball aiming high with rugby prop-turned-pundit David Flatman

BBC sports pundit, columnist and former England and Bath rugby player David ‘Flats’ Flatman will be the guest speaker at a charity ball held to raise vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Businesses are invited to attend the event which is being organised and hosted by Swindon-based law firm Withy King, Barclays and Swindon-based...

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Strong year for law firm Thrings as investment in blue-chip clients and staff pays off

February 2, 2015
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Strong year for law firm Thrings as investment in blue-chip clients and staff pays off

Annual turnover at West of England law firm Thrings climbed by 18% to £25m on strong performances by its corporate, commercial property, agriculture and company commercial teams, it announced this morning. The Top 100 firm, which has its largest office in Swindon, also said investment in clients and staff and a number of significant...

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Commercial property partner promotion strengthens Bower & Bailey’s Swindon office

January 29, 2015
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Commercial property partner promotion strengthens Bower & Bailey’s Swindon office

Law firm Bower & Bailey has promoted Mary Cutts to the role of commercial property partner in its Swindon office. Mary, pictured, who has worked at the firm for seven years, joins eight other partners in Swindon working across a range of legal services. Swindon office managing partner Simon Smith said: “Mary is an...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

January 23, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Solicitors at Withy King have the following advice which may be useful to business owners and directors in their professional and private lives. Shareholders’ reserve power It is a long-established principle that, in the absence of specific controls, the board is entitled to govern and exercise its powers without interference from its members. Less...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the latest business survey by Business...

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Withy King earns best employer accolade for second year running

January 12, 2015
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Withy King earns best employer accolade for second year running

Law firm Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has been named as one of the UK’s best employers. The firm appears in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For with a highly sought after two-star ‘outstanding’ accreditation for the second year running. The accolade recognises the firm’s...

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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

January 8, 2015
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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

Thrings has become the first law firm in Swindon to include an interactive, 3D virtual tour of its office in the town on Google – a move it believes gives it a commercial advantage over its rivals. Anyone searching for Thrings on Google will see high quality, 360-degree photographs of the firm’s main client-facing...

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South West law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

December 18, 2014
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Confidence among law firms in the South West is at its highest since 2006, according to new research, with a third planning to open new offices next year. However, most also say that competition has got tougher with cashflow management a particular challenge. The snapshot of a sector undergoing fundamental change emerges from the...

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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

December 10, 2014
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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

Solicitors in Swindon are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties. A new UK-wide tax scheme, the Solicitors’ Tax Campaign, is the latest voluntary disclosure opportunity from HMRC that gives specific groups of taxpayers the chance to get their tax affairs...

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