Legal

Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

September 13, 2021
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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King’s corporate team has advised the company behind Savvy Investor, the thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, on its acquisition by global business information provider Pageant Media. Savvy Investor pulls together more than 10,000 white papers and other third-party content from across the investment management industry for more than 55,000...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bath firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England passing on their unused levy...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bath area directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have to...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

August 31, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A West of England insolvency expert is calling on Bath’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next four weeks and seek...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in the Bath area are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director level...

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Survey shows most firms are heeding climate change warnings – but one-in-five have done nothing

August 10, 2021
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Survey shows most firms are heeding climate change warnings – but one-in-five have done nothing

Nearly 70% of South West firms see climate change as a core business factor for them, according to a landmark survey of companies’ attitudes to the key issue – but, alarmingly, 21% have so far taken no action despite mounting concern over its impact. Just under half (46%) of the businesses that consider climate...

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Fraud soared as criminals used pandemic to target vulnerable firms and individuals, research shows

August 5, 2021
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Fraud soared as criminals used pandemic to target vulnerable firms and individuals, research shows

Professional criminals took advantage of the unprecedented conditions caused by the pandemic to con businesses and individuals across the South West out of millions of pounds, new figures show. According to accountancy group KPMG latest Fraud Barometer, cases reaching the region’s courts in the first half of this year soared by more than three...

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Another top award nomination for regeneration of derelict former council office block

August 4, 2021
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Another top award nomination for regeneration of derelict former council office block

The transformation of a former 1960s council office building into high-end apartments has been shortlisted for a second prestigious property award in as many months. Riverside View, pictured, in Keynsham had been derelict for three years when Bath & North East Somerset Council’s specialist housebuilding company Aequus took possession following the relocation of council staff.  The...

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Praise for Bath’s top private client lawyers and their firms in new high net worth guide

July 30, 2021
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Praise for Bath’s top private client lawyers and their firms in new high net worth guide

Three Bath law firms and their top private wealth lawyers have been recognised in the latest edition of a prestigious annual legal guide. Published every July, Chambers High Net Worth Guide ranks the top performing lawyers in the field based on interviews with clients and the quality of work.  Bath-headquartered firms Royds Withy King...

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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

July 20, 2021
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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

Employers have been warned to take urgent action to a avoid stress and potential conflict in the workplace following the easing of government Covid restrictions yesterday. Kate Benefer, a partner in the employment law team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, said the removal businesses had to take decisions on how and when...

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