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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

October 15, 2021
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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

Royds Withy King, the regional law firm with an office in Swindon, is in advanced merger talks with a smaller London practice in a move that would lift its annual revenue to more than £50m. Bath-headquartered Royds Withy King, which also has offices in Bristol, Oxford and London, confirmed the discussions with Goodman Derrick, saying...

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New head of commercial property takes up post at BLB Solicitors

October 8, 2021
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New head of commercial property takes up post at BLB Solicitors

Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Swindon, has appointed Caroline Entwistle as its new head of commercial property. The role became vacant earlier this year when the firm’s previous head of commercial property Richard Bowater was promoted to joint managing partner.  Caroline, pictured, joined the firm in 2019, bringing with her...

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Care company acquisition handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

October 7, 2021
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Care company acquisition handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

Law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindoon, has advised the buyer of domiciliary care agency in a move that will enable it to expand its services. Taunton-based Somerset Care, which has 27 care homes and provides care and support to help individuals remain independent in their own homes, acquired Way...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 3, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure and ministers must also come...

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Royds Withy King brings in paid leave for employees who suffer pregnancy loss before 24 weeks

September 26, 2021
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Royds Withy King brings in paid leave for employees who suffer pregnancy loss before 24 weeks

Law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has become one of the first in the UK to offer compassionate leave to employees who suffer pregnancy loss before 24 weeks. Under the firm’s new pregnancy loss policy, any of its 480 employees will be entitled to up to two weeks’ paid...

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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

September 20, 2021
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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has advised the company behind Savvy Investor, the thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, on its acquisition by global business information provider Pageant Media. Savvy Investor pulls together more than 10,000 white papers and other third-party content from across the investment management industry...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

September 3, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A West of England insolvency expert is calling on Swindon’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next four weeks and seek...

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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

August 31, 2021
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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

Optimism among South West firms in the economy is increasing as the region continues to recover from the pandemic, according to a new survey, but businesses have become less confident about their own prospects. The latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking shows confidence levels among firms in the South West dropped month-on-month by four...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in the Swindon area are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director level in...

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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

July 26, 2021
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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

Employers have been warned to take urgent action to a avoid stress and potential conflict in the workplace following the easing of government Covid restrictions yesterday. Kate Benefer, a partner in the employment law team at law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, said the removal businesses had to take decisions...

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