Legal

Two solicitors taken on to strengthen Stone King’s Bath office

March 3, 2015
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Two solicitors taken on to strengthen Stone King’s Bath office

Bath-based law firm Stone King has welcomed two more experienced solicitors to its fast-growing legal teams. Philip Askew joins as an associate solicitor in the residential property department while solicitor Sarah Eden begins work dispute resolution team. Mr Askew previously worked for his family’s law firm Askews Solicitors in North Yorkshire, where he followed...

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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

March 2, 2015
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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

West of England commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has strengthened its corporate offering to domestic and international clients with the appointment of Jonathan Morris as partner. Jonathan, pictured, is a highly-experienced corporate solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience of working with businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange’s...

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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

February 27, 2015
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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

Law firm Withy King, which has its largest office in Bath, has been ranked 42nd in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in 2015 – up from 58th position last year. The firm’s ranking was revealed at an awards ceremony held in London yesterday and will be published in...

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Seminar on effective innovation planning to be staged in Bath by EIP

February 27, 2015
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Seminar on effective innovation planning to be staged in Bath by EIP

Intellectual property law firm EIP is hosting an evening seminar in Bath next month on how to plan an effective innovation strategy from product concept to commercialisation. Speakers include EIP partners Gary Moss, Paula Flutter and Richard Gordon-Brown. They will be joined by James Lamb of Bath-based industrial designers Lamb Industries and Graham Maile...

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Thrings completes £26.1m sale of Bath’s Milsom Place retail centre

February 27, 2015
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Thrings completes £26.1m sale of Bath’s Milsom Place retail centre

Law firm Thrings has advised property developer L&R Group on the sale of its upmarket Bath shopping mall Milsom Place to London-based TIAA Henderson Real. The £26.1m deal marked the latest stage in the relationship between Thrings, which has an office in Bath, and L&R which began in 2006. Since then Thrings has provided...

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Solicitors warned of looming tax disclosure deadline

February 18, 2015
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Solicitors warned of looming tax disclosure deadline

Solicitors with tax affairs which are not up to date, including those with undisclosed taxable income, have less than three weeks to notify HMRC of their intention to take part in its disclosure facility. The warning comes from the South West office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson, which also points...

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The LAST WORD: Peter Cusick, partner, Thrings

February 13, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Peter Cusick, partner, Thrings

THE LAST WORD Each week Bath Business News lets a prominent member of the area’s business community have the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Peter Cusick, partner and head of agriculture at commercial law firm Thrings, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Last film you watched? Boyhood (coming-of-age drama,...

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Senior associate appointment strengthens BCL Legal’s South West office

February 12, 2015
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Senior associate appointment strengthens BCL Legal’s South West office

National specialist recruitment firm BCL Legal has appointed Georgina Inson as a senior associate in its South West office. Georgina, pictured, will handle non-contentious commercial roles in the region working from the Bristol office, including real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities.  She has worked in legal recruitment for five years and held positions at...

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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 has climbed by 18% to £25m on strong performances by its corporate, commercial property, agriculture and company commercial teams. The Top 100 firm, which has offices in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and London, also said investment in clients and staff and a number of significant corporate...

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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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