Legal

Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

July 31, 2015
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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, is advising the trade association for bookshops in its legal battle against what it sees as market abuse by online retail giant Amazon. The EU’s Competition Directorate (DGC) has launched a competition law investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution arrangements. But the Bookseller's Association...

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Bath MP calls for more affordable housing at property and construction event

July 30, 2015
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Bath MP calls for more affordable housing at property and construction event

Bath desperately needs more affordable housing to ensure its future economic wellbeing, the city’s recently-elected Bath MP Ben Howlett told local property professionals. Key to this was overhauling the “archaic planning system” to free-up brownfield sites for housing development, Mr Howlett said. Addressing the second in a series of property and construction networking events...

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Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Thrings

July 21, 2015
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Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has advised on the sale of a solar farm that will be one of the UK’s largest when it starts generating power next year. The 165-acre Wroughton Airfield Solar Park, on a former Second World War RAF air base near Swindon, has been sold...

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NFU legal panel re-appoints Thrings for another three years

July 16, 2015
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NFU legal panel re-appoints Thrings for another three years

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has been reappointed to the National Farmers Union (NFU) legal panel for the South East of England. The firm will continue to provide specialist legal advice to NFU members across the seven counties making up the region for a further three years in farming...

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Withy King earns a place on Government panel of legal and financial experts

July 14, 2015
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Withy King earns a place on Government panel of legal and financial experts

Regional law firm Withy King, which has two offices in Bath, has been appointed to the Government’s panel of professionals that protects people who may not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their finances. The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) Panel of Professional Deputies is made up of court-approved professionals with...

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SUMMER BUDGET 2015: Bath business reaction

July 8, 2015
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Many of the measures in Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget got a warm welcome from Bath business figures – particularly support for small businesses. Dominic Bourquin, corporate tax partner at Bath accountancy firm Monahans, said the Budget had been good for business and had taken away some of the uncertainty for employers, business owners...

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Withy King staff cycle, run, climb and bake their way to boosting the Forever Friends Appeal’s coffers

July 7, 2015
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Withy King staff cycle, run, climb and bake their way to boosting the Forever Friends Appeal’s coffers

A ‘summer of sport’ has helped the Bath offices of law firm Withy King raise nearly £18,500 for the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal – their chosen charity for the past two years. Staff from the two offices took part in a range of fund-raising activities inside and outside working hours including individuals...

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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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