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Networking event will give Bath’s new MP overview of city’s property and construction sectors

July 1, 2015
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Networking event will give Bath’s new MP overview of city’s property and construction sectors

Recently-elected Bath MP Ben Howlett will be the special guest at the second in a series of property and construction networking events in the city. Mr Howlett, pictured, will hold a question-and-answer session with local property professionals at the event to gain a clearer picture of the city’s property and construction sector.   The...

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Withy King powers ahead with better-than-expected annual turnover growth

June 25, 2015
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Withy King powers ahead with better-than-expected annual turnover growth

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Withy King achieved a record 18% increase in turnover to nearly £22m in the year to the end of April. The growth was largely organic but was boosted by two mergers last summer – with long-established Swindon firm Lemon & Co and Oxford practice Edward Pilling & Co last summer....

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The LAST WORD: Steven Treharne, managing partner, Mogers Drewett

June 24, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Steven Treharne, managing partner, Mogers Drewett

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Steven Treharne, managing partner of law firm Mogers Drewett , answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Chef. Very funny and touching at the same time. Book...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region published today. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business West, the organisation...

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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

June 22, 2015
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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

Annual turnover at regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has leapt by 10% to £27.5m – the second consecutive year it has achieved double-digit growth. The firm said a client-focused strategy and modern and transparent pricing models coupled with strong organic growth contributed to the increase in the year to...

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Associate promotions boost Mogers Drewett’s family, private client and commercial property teams

June 17, 2015
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Associate promotions boost Mogers Drewett’s family, private client and commercial property teams

Law firm Mogers Drewett, which has offices in Bath, Wells, Frome and Sherborne, has further strengthened its family, private client and commercial property teams by promoting three members of staff to the position of associates. Cara Burr, who has been with the firm for 23 years, becomes associate chartered legal executive – private client,...

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Bath Business Blog: Nicola Owen, private client partner, Mogers Drewett. Planning for the inevitable will avoid problems in the future

June 16, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Nicola Owen, private client partner, Mogers Drewett. Planning for the inevitable will avoid problems in the future

By Nicola Owen, private client partner at Mogers Drewett. Dying, death and bereavement are uncomfortable subjects at any time. But in the wake of Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place every May, it is worth considering the legalities surrounding end-of-life preparation in regards to business planning and succession, particularly as the Government intends...

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Fitness business looks to healthy future after buying new premises in Bath city centre

June 15, 2015
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Fitness business looks to healthy future after buying new premises in Bath city centre

An upmarket health and fitness business has relocated to state-of-the-art premises in central Bath – with help from the city office of law firm Withy King. The business, formerly called RJS Fitness, has also unveiled a new name – Health – to coincide with the move to the newly-built premises in Crescent Lane, behind...

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Bath’s Abbey Hotel owners buy Villa Magdala B&B in rapid deal

June 11, 2015
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Bath’s Abbey Hotel owners buy Villa Magdala B&B in rapid deal

Bath’s five-star Villa Magdala bed & breakfast has been acquired by Ian and Christa Taylor, who own the Abbey Hotel on North Parade. Bath law firm Mogers Drewett pulled out all the stops to enable a takeover by the award-winning couple in just one month to minimise disruption and make the most of the...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

June 5, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

In today’s fast-paced business environment, it can be challenging to keep on top of new developments and their implications. Here, solicitors at Bath law firm Withy King identify a few of the latest issues which business owners and directors may need to be aware of. Is it worth the fight? The cost of taking...

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