Legal

HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

December 10, 2014
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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

Solicitors in Bath are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties. A new UK-wide tax scheme, the Solicitors’ Tax Campaign, is the latest voluntary disclosure opportunity from HMRC that gives specific groups of taxpayers the chance to get their tax affairs...

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Bath Business Expo to return next March with pledge to be bigger and better

December 4, 2014
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Bath Business Expo to return next March with pledge to be bigger and better

The Bath Business Expo returns next spring – and after the success of this year’s event it promises to be bigger and better represent the city’s dynamic business scene. All 72 stands at this July’s Expo, held at the Guildhall, were sold out and more than 400 visitors attended the all-day event. Next year’s...

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Autumn Statement: Bath Business reaction

December 3, 2014
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The Chancellor produced a balanced Autumn Statement yesterday that addressed business concerns around rates reform and finance, Bath business leaders said. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, described it as a “crowd-pleasing” set of proposals for business, particularly its pledge for a major review into the “iniquitous...

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The LAST WORD: Alison Allen, head of trusts and estates, Stone King

November 27, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Alison Allen, head of trusts and estates, Stone King

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Alison Allen, head of Stone King’s trusts and estates team, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST Film you watched? Into the Storm with my 13-year-old twins. It’s a weather...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 27, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The Business Showcase South West returns...

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Partner promotion boosts Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution department

November 26, 2014
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Partner promotion boosts Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution department

Bath law firm Mogers Drewett has further strengthened its specialist dispute resolution team with the promotion of Maeve England to partner. Maeve, pictured, joined what was then Mogers as a trainee in 2005 and has made a significant contribution to the firm over the past nine years.  As head of the dispute resolution department,...

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International legal role for Bath-based commercial lawyer

November 26, 2014
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International legal role for Bath-based commercial lawyer

Bath-based commercial lawyer Gavin Llewellyn has been appointed president of the International Association of Lawyers’ (UIA) Intellectual Property Commission, which brings together some of the world’s top intellectual property (IP) lawyers. Mr Llewellyn, a senior associate in Bath-based law firm Stone King’s corporate and commercial team, specialises in IP matters. He speaks regularly on...

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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

November 19, 2014
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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

Specialist law firm Novum, which has an office in Bath, has won £5.5m in compensation for a man who sustained severe brain damage in a devastating powerboat accident when he was 13. Ben Ridd had been competing in a race organised by the Royal Yachting Association in Portland Harbour, Dorset, when his boat, which...

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Renney and Co expands employment law team with senior appointment

November 12, 2014
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Renney and Co expands employment law team with senior appointment

Bath specialist employment law practice Renney and Co has appointed Philip McCabe as a senior associate solicitor. Philip, pictured, joins as the firm expands its employment team to meet growing demand for advice, support and representation. Philip, who trained with Bath firm Stone King 10 years ago, returns to the city after six years...

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Specialist law firm wins £4m compensation for young traffic accident victim

November 2, 2014
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Specialist law firm wins £4m compensation for young traffic accident victim

Novum Law, the national firm specialising in serious injury and medical negligence with an office in Bath, has won a £4m High Court settlement for a young Wiltshire man after an eight-year legal battle. Paul Vallance suffered a serious brain injury following a head-on car crash on a country road near Swindon when he...

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