Legal

Shake up at former Helphire group Redde shifts up a gear with £43.2m acquisition

August 21, 2015
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Shake up at former Helphire group Redde shifts up a gear with £43.2m acquisition

Bath-based accident management and specialist legal services group Redde has taken over a rival for £43.2m as it continues its major restructuring. Redde – known until last year as Helphire – said the acquisition of Huddersfield-headquartered FMG would broaden its accident and fleet management capabilities and allow it to enter additional industry sectors. It...

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Bath Business Blog: Emily Eccles, solicitor, Mogers Drewett. Plan ahead to avoid travel disruption derailing your business

August 7, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Emily Eccles, solicitor, Mogers Drewett. Plan ahead to avoid travel disruption derailing your business

By Emily Eccles, solicitor, commercial & employment, at Mogers Drewett. Industrial action resulting in travel disruption, such as the recent Tube and railways strikes, as well as adverse weather conditions can all impact on your ability to get to your place of work on time, or at all. Ultimately employers are able to use...

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Withy King solicitor in running for third prestigious national award

August 7, 2015
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Withy King solicitor in running for third prestigious national award

Rebecca Stevens, a family solicitor at Bath law firm Withy King, has been shortlisted for a major legal award for a third time this year in recognition of her pro bono work. Her latest nomination is in the Legal Personality of the Year category of the Law Society Excellence Awards, having been selected by...

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CBI calls for action after survey shows South West firms being held back by skills shortage

August 6, 2015
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CBI calls for action after survey shows South West firms being held back by skills shortage

More than half the businesses in the South West fear they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers for their future success, according to an alarming new report. The annual CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey – which gauged the views of 101 firms across the region – found that 68% say they...

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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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