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Bath law firms take their place among the country’s best in new listing

November 12, 2021
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Bath law firms take their place among the country’s best in new listing

Two Bath-headquartered law firms have been recognised for their expertise in a prestigious legal sector list.  Stone King and Royds Withy King appear in the 2022 edition of  in The Times Best Law Firms, which lists the UK’s top 200 legal practices in England and Wales.  The annual list, which is compiled independently and...

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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

Bath’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful applicants will be able to...

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Rare sale of specialist dementia care homes handled by Royds Withy King team

November 8, 2021
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Rare sale of specialist dementia care homes handled by Royds Withy King team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the sale of two specialist dementia care homes by long-standing client, the Wiltshire care provider Equality Care.   Family-owned Equality Care, which is based in Trowbridge, sold the homes to Buckinghamshire-based Care Concern Group, which runs more than 50 homes for the elderly across the...

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Covid vaccine rules could devastate social care sector, warns Royds Withy King employment partner

November 5, 2021
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Covid vaccine rules could devastate social care sector, warns Royds Withy King employment partner

A legal expert at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King fears the government’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy will deliver a “crushing blow” to the social care sector.    James Sage, Royds Withy King’s employment law partner and head of its health & social care team, said care homes in England risk losing 60,000 frontline workers as a...

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New head office for Stone King as it moves out of Queen Square after nearly 200 years

November 3, 2021
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New head office for Stone King as it moves out of Queen Square after nearly 200 years

National law firm Stone King has relocated to a new head office in Bath after spending almost two centuries in the city’s iconic Queen Square. The firm’s new office on Upper Borough Walls, pictured right and below, opened this week, meaning all its 150-plus Bath-based specialist sectors and teams are now working together at...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Bath’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third quarter figures from the Insolvency...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was a global problem, said the...

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Recognition for Bath’s high-flying lawyers and legal firms in respected guide (Part 2)

October 22, 2021
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Recognition for Bath’s high-flying lawyers and legal firms in respected guide (Part 2)

Last week Bath Business News revealed how the area’s top law firms and their highly performing individuals were celebrating their inclusion in the UK’s most-respected legal directory in practice areas spanning corporate and commercial, employment and dispute resolution. Here we continue our coverage by looking at how they performed in areas such as family law, commercial property and...

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Smells like team spirit. Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Julian House’s Brain of Bath quiz by a nose

October 21, 2021
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Smells like team spirit. Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Julian House’s Brain of Bath quiz by a nose

One of Bath’s longest-running charity events – the annual Brain of Bath quiz – is on target to raise around £12,000 for the city’s main homeless charity.   The competition’s unique smells round always proves key in the hotly contested event – and this year it helped architectural and urban design company Feilden Clegg...

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New owner looking to make a bright future for precision engineering firm

October 21, 2021
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New owner looking to make a bright future for precision engineering firm

  A precision engineering firm founded in the 1960s and which now works with some of the region’s largest blue-chip manufacturers is looking forward to a bright future under new ownership.   Frome-based Keyford has been acquired by the Edwin Lowe Group of Birmingham for an undisclosed sum in a deal supported by the...

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