Legal

Sale to larger rival helps Keynsham timber merchant grow its branches

August 10, 2017
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Sale to larger rival helps Keynsham timber merchant grow its branches

Keynsham-based timber and sheet materials specialist Avon Plywood has been acquired by larger competitor Sydenhams in a deal handled by legal experts from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. Avon Plywood, which was established in 1983 as an importer of wood-based materials and timber into Bristol, is now one of the UK’s largest suppliers...

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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

August 8, 2017
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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has joined an elite group of legal practices that have been independently recognised for the high-quality advice they offer to residential property leaseholders. Just a handful of South West law firms are members of the influential Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), the professional...

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‘Elegant and luxurious’ boutique B&B sold to experienced Bath hoteliers as market remains strong

August 4, 2017
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‘Elegant and luxurious’ boutique B&B sold to experienced Bath hoteliers as market remains strong

Bath-based hoteliers Tim and Ros Forester have acquired the city’s luxury boutique bed and breakfast Dorian House in a deal backed by NatWest and with advice from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. The couple, who previously owned Bath’s Duke’s Hotel, bought the historic 13-bedroom property, pictured, for an undisclosed sum through their new...

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Mogers Drewett urges firms to act following Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

August 4, 2017
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Mogers Drewett urges firms to act following Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

Firms should urgently review their human resources processes in light of last week’s Supreme Court decision on employment tribunal charges, according to regional law firm Mogers Drewett. Emily Eccles, pictured, an associate solicitor in its Bath office, said the judgment endorsing the fundamental importance of access to justice would be better news for employees...

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Bath office extends legal costs firm Burcher Jennings’ reach along M4 corridor

August 3, 2017
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Bath office extends legal costs firm Burcher Jennings’ reach along M4 corridor

Legal costs specialist Burcher Jennings has increased its footprint in the South West with the opening of an office in Bath. The base in Northumberland Buildings will enable law firms in the city and along the M4 Corridor to access the firm’s costs, pricing and funding expertise. It will be led by practice manager...

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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

July 27, 2017
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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

Confidence among West of England firms has plummeted to its lowest level since the depths of the recession in 2009, according to the latest survey of its members by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. The number of businesses describing themselves as confident about their future slumped by 22% compared to the same...

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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Bath’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces in the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Bristol-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that go the extra mile to ensure...

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New marketing director appointed by Bishop Fleming

July 19, 2017
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New marketing director appointed by Bishop Fleming

Paul Seymour has joined Bath’s biggest accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as its new marketing director. Paul arrives from the Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson, where he worked for six-and-a-half years as senior communications manager and, more recently, marketing and communications manager. At Bishop Fleming – one of the UK’s fastest-growing firms of accountants –...

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Take advantage of post-Brexit trade deals to export, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox to tell West firms

July 14, 2017
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Take advantage of post-Brexit trade deals to export, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox to tell West firms

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will today tell West of England businesses that there has never been a better time to start exporting, with the help of his department. Latest government figures show an 11% surge in the value of overseas sales made by businesses from the region, with more than 8,600 firms now...

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Bath Business Blog: Edward Thompson, solicitor, Mowbray Woodwards. Evicting your tenants – how to avoid costly mistakes

July 11, 2017
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Bath Business Blog: Edward Thompson, solicitor, Mowbray Woodwards. Evicting your tenants – how to avoid costly mistakes

Possession claims in Bath & North East Somerset are on the rise and many landlords are resorting to court proceedings to recover property. With average rents topping £1,200, a long and drawn out recovery process can be very costly. Difficult tenants can have a damaging impact on landlords and their investments – on average...

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