Legal

Stone King to offer free sessions during Family Mediation Week

January 15, 2019
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Stone King to offer free sessions during Family Mediation Week

Free mediation information sessions are being offered by the Bath office of law firm Stone King to people considering divorce.  The sessions with the firm’s family law and mediation team are being held as part of Family Mediation Week, which runs from January 21 to 25.  The week is staged by the Family Mediators...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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Ambitious growth planned by Bath investment firm following merger with rival

January 14, 2019
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Ambitious growth planned by Bath investment firm following merger with rival

Bath-based boutique investment house Apollo Multi Asset Management is aiming to expand nearly five-fold after merging with a rival. Apollo has combined with Surrey-based Total Wealth Management (TWP) to create a full-service wealth proposition with £450m of assets under management. The merged firm now has ambitions to grow its managed asset portfolio to £2bn....

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From robotics to Brexit – Royds Withy King’s annual new year event looks ahead to 2019′s challenges

January 14, 2019
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From robotics to Brexit – Royds Withy King’s annual new year event looks ahead to 2019′s challenges

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has used its traditional new year gathering for the city’s business community to highlight eight challenges that could shape the future of the economy. Ranging from electric vehicles to Brexit, the topics were identified by the firm, which has two offices in Bath, to spark debate among the...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their seventh...

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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bath area firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation – is being held as...

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Toughen up law on drones, urges Bath legal expert in light of Gatwick disruption

December 20, 2018
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Toughen up law on drones, urges Bath legal expert in light of Gatwick disruption

A Bath lawyer has warned that the UK’s drone law is not fit for purpose following the chaos caused at Gatwick Airport by rogue unmanned aircraft. As flights started again at the beleagured airport after around 36 hours of disruption, the head of drone law at Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King, Philip...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the group, which also has a base in Bristol as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the daughter of SCISYS...

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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

December 18, 2018
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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

To cynical observers such as BrandSoup, the festive season may hold few surprises – the same old songs, the same old traditions, the same old advertising campaigns. And that’s precisely why we love it so much: it’s a beacon of consistency and reliability in a fast-moving, uncertain world.  So imagine our astonishment when we...

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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

December 11, 2018
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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

Online calculators to help businesses and individuals estimate their legal costs for conveyancing, debt recovery and probate have been launched by Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King.   The three calculators are in response to new rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on pricing and transparency which came into effect last week. ...

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