Legal

Bath businesses urged to join in Stone King’s rubbish round-up

August 20, 2019
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Bath businesses urged to join in Stone King’s rubbish round-up

National law firm Stone King is calling on Bath businesses to help its local office with a community initiative to keep the city clean. The Bath Litter Pick is part of an initiative by the firm, with its offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London also staging similar rubbish round-ups. Stone King’s commitment to...

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‘Dramatic’ capital gains tax change could hit second homeowners, warns Royds Withy King

July 10, 2019
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‘Dramatic’ capital gains tax change could hit second homeowners, warns Royds Withy King

Experts at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King are warning second homeowners, landlords and property investors to beware of a ‘dramatic change’ to the capital gains tax regime which will come into effect next April. The new rules mean anyone selling a property on which capital gains tax is due after April 6, 2020,...

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UK banking sector ‘can cope with no-deal Brexit’, Bank of England agent tells Bath Financial Forum

July 4, 2019
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UK banking sector ‘can cope with no-deal Brexit’, Bank of England agent tells Bath Financial Forum

The British financial services industry is resilient enough to withstand the shock of a no-deal Brexit, despite the impact that could have on the wider economy, the Bath Financial Forum has been told. In a presentation to the Forum by the Bank of England’s South West agent Donna Kehoe, she explained that the Bank’s...

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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

June 27, 2019
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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

Royds Withy King, the Bath-headquartered regional law firm, has been highly commended in one of the legal sector’s most prestigious national awards schemes. The Lawyer Awards, which were held in London earlier this week, celebrate the best private practices, in-house lawyers and barristers. They attract hundreds of entrants all eager to be crowned as...

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Surrogacy law service launched by Stone King as number of couple using assisted conception increases

June 26, 2019
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Surrogacy law service launched by Stone King as number of couple using assisted conception increases

National law firm Stone King, which has an office in Bath office, has started a service to offer legal advice to people wanting to start a family through surrogacy. The move comes as an increasing number of people are considering surrogacy or other forms of assisted conception.  Although surrogacy is legal in the UK,...

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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

June 21, 2019
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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

The leading lights of Bath’s tech scene go head-to-head with rivals from Bristol and across the West of England next week at the region’s top sector-specific awards. The SPARKies – which are staged by TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol, Bath and the West of England – recognise the businesses...

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Bath Mind gains £15,000 from baking, walking and dressing down at Royds Withy King

June 20, 2019
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Bath Mind gains £15,000 from baking, walking and dressing down at Royds Withy King

Bake sales, dress-down days and charity walks by staff at Bath-headquartered Royds Withy King have raised £15,000 for Bath Mind during its two-year stint as the regional law firm’s charity of the year. Royds Withy King employees also volunteered hundreds of hours of their time to the charity, which promotes and nurtures better mental...

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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

June 20, 2019
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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

The Bath office of regional law firm Mogers Drewett has raised more than £2,000 for Dorothy House Hospice by hosting its second annual charity netball tournament. Eight teams from city-based businesses took part in the event, which was supported by Team Bath Netball and hosted in the University of Bath’s sports training village.  Each...

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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

June 14, 2019
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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

Bath-based digital media buying and analytics agency SearchStar, which launched 14 years ago as a one-man band, has been acquired by a major US group.  Buyer Welocalize is a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation to help companies capture international demand. SearchStar employs around 60 people at its offices in Railway Place,...

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Thrings Bath property team advise long-standing client on Dorset industrial estate disposal

June 13, 2019
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Thrings Bath property team advise long-standing client on Dorset industrial estate disposal

Legal experts from regional law firm Thrings’ Bath office have advised on the sale of two industrial estates in Dorset. Legal director Charlie Wakefield and solicitor Alice Paye, both in Thrings’ Bath-based commercial property team, provided legal support to long-standing clients Michael Fowler and his family.  They sold the fully occupied North Mills Trading...

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