Legal

The LAST WORD: Alison Allen, head of trusts and estates, Stone King

November 27, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Alison Allen, head of trusts and estates, Stone King

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Alison Allen, head of Stone King’s trusts and estates team, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST Film you watched? Into the Storm with my 13-year-old twins. It’s a weather...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 27, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The Business Showcase South West returns...

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Partner promotion boosts Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution department

November 26, 2014
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Partner promotion boosts Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution department

Bath law firm Mogers Drewett has further strengthened its specialist dispute resolution team with the promotion of Maeve England to partner. Maeve, pictured, joined what was then Mogers as a trainee in 2005 and has made a significant contribution to the firm over the past nine years.  As head of the dispute resolution department,...

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International legal role for Bath-based commercial lawyer

November 26, 2014
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International legal role for Bath-based commercial lawyer

Bath-based commercial lawyer Gavin Llewellyn has been appointed president of the International Association of Lawyers’ (UIA) Intellectual Property Commission, which brings together some of the world’s top intellectual property (IP) lawyers. Mr Llewellyn, a senior associate in Bath-based law firm Stone King’s corporate and commercial team, specialises in IP matters. He speaks regularly on...

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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

November 19, 2014
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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

Specialist law firm Novum, which has an office in Bath, has won £5.5m in compensation for a man who sustained severe brain damage in a devastating powerboat accident when he was 13. Ben Ridd had been competing in a race organised by the Royal Yachting Association in Portland Harbour, Dorset, when his boat, which...

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Renney and Co expands employment law team with senior appointment

November 12, 2014
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Renney and Co expands employment law team with senior appointment

Bath specialist employment law practice Renney and Co has appointed Philip McCabe as a senior associate solicitor. Philip, pictured, joins as the firm expands its employment team to meet growing demand for advice, support and representation. Philip, who trained with Bath firm Stone King 10 years ago, returns to the city after six years...

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Specialist law firm wins £4m compensation for young traffic accident victim

November 2, 2014
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Specialist law firm wins £4m compensation for young traffic accident victim

Novum Law, the national firm specialising in serious injury and medical negligence with an office in Bath, has won a £4m High Court settlement for a young Wiltshire man after an eight-year legal battle. Paul Vallance suffered a serious brain injury following a head-on car crash on a country road near Swindon when he...

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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

October 29, 2014
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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

Family lawyer David Harper of regional firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, is preparing to run the New York Marathon this weekend – just four months after being treated for testicular cancer. David, pictured, will join an estimated 60,000 runners on the start line on Staten Island on Sunday to take part...

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Former City law firm partner appointed as next chairman of Bath Building Society

October 27, 2014
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Former City law firm partner appointed as next chairman of Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society has appointed Robert Derry-Evans to succeed Chris Moorsom as chairman with effect from January 1 next year. Robert, pictured, who joined the board as a non-executive director this June, has extensive experience in leading a substantial international legal practice – he was a partner in City of London law firm CMS...

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Withy King earns top billing from its trainees in respected annual legal guide

October 27, 2014
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Withy King earns top billing from its trainees in respected annual legal guide

Positive comments by trainee solicitors at regional law firm Withy King, which has a major two office in Bath, have earned it top billing in eight categories in an online guide used by law students when planning their career. Withy King was named a ‘winner’ for job satisfaction, quality of work, client contact, living...

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