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Insolvency litigation specialist takes up role as R3′s new South West chair

December 13, 2021
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Insolvency litigation specialist takes up role as R3′s new South West chair

Insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has appointed insolvency litigation specialist Charlotte May as its new regional chair. Charlotte, pictured, is an associate director for South West and Wales with Manolete, the UK’s leading insolvency litigation finance company.  She takes over as chair from Philip Winterbourne, pictured below, a partner at Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright solicitors,...

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Cornish nursing home sale for Royds Withy King as it continues to build reputation in busy market

December 2, 2021
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Cornish nursing home sale for Royds Withy King as it continues to build reputation in busy market

Regional law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the sale of another nursing home as it continues to position itself as a major player in the busy residential care market.   Hillcrest Nursing Home, a well-respected and long-established 88-bed nursing and dementia home in Looe, Cornwall, was sold by owners Mike and Sharon...

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Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate joins Royds Withy King

November 28, 2021
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Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate joins Royds Withy King

Law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened further its construction and engineering dispute resolution team with the appointment of Sean Randall-Morris as a partner.    Sean, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of Davies & Partners Solicitors, where he spent nearly three years as an advocate and an arbitrator specialising...

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Rare sale of Wiltshire specialist dementia care homes handled by Royds Withy King team

November 11, 2021
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Rare sale of Wiltshire specialist dementia care homes handled by Royds Withy King team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has advised on the sale of two specialist dementia care homes by long-standing client, the Wiltshire care provider Equality Care.   Family-owned Equality Care, which is based in Trowbridge, sold the homes to Buckinghamshire-based Care Concern Group, which runs more than 50...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 7, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – issued to...

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Covid vaccine rules could devastate social care sector, warns Royds Withy King employment partner

November 7, 2021
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Covid vaccine rules could devastate social care sector, warns Royds Withy King employment partner

A legal expert at regional law firm Royds Withy King fears the government’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy will deliver a “crushing blow” to the social care sector.    James Sage, Royds Withy King’s employment law partner and head of its health & social care team, said care homes in England risk losing 60,000 frontline workers as a...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Swindon’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third quarter figures from the Insolvency...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was a global problem, said the...

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Brighter future could be in store for indie shops, Royds Withy King’s retail report shows

October 22, 2021
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Brighter future could be in store for indie shops, Royds Withy King’s retail report shows

Independent shops may have a stronger trading outlook than large chains despite the UK’s high streets being under more pressure than ever, according to research carried out by regional law firm Royds Withy King. However, its Retail Reboot report says that commercial landlords, tenants and local government must work together to redefine what the high street...

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Appointments strengthen senior management teams at Thrings as it continues to invest in its people

October 15, 2021
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Appointments strengthen senior management teams at Thrings as it continues to invest in its people

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has continued to develop its staff by appointing two new partners, three senior associates and seven associates in its annual promotions round. The new partners are Emily Prout, a dispute resolution specialist and head of the firm’s contentious probate team, who is based in Swindon, and succession and tax...

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