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Bath Business News Expert Panel – In business, love doesn’t conquer all

February 28, 2013
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Bath Business News Expert Panel – In business, love doesn’t conquer all

More couples are starting their own businesses together, often ploughing in redundancy pay-outs. But what happens if the love fades? Bath Business News Expert Panel member Rebecca Silcock from Bath-based Mogers solicitors explains. Since the recession started we have seen a growth in the number of start-up businesses with couples working for themselves. Frequently...

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Bath lawyers join select band of family arbitrators for divorce cases

February 26, 2013
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Bath lawyers join select band of family arbitrators for divorce cases

Two family law experts from Bath have become the first in the city to qualify as family arbitrators. John Brownrigg and Jon Toogood, partners at Bath law firms Stone King and Withy King respectively, will become members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and two of a select band of 75 family arbitrators nationwide....

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Wealth and estate planning partner joins Bath lawyers Stone King

February 5, 2013
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Wealth and estate planning partner joins Bath lawyers Stone King

Bath law firm Stone King has appointed Rod Smith as a partner in its expanding trusts and estates team. Rod, pictured, joins Stone King, which also has an office in Melksham, from London-based Bolt Burdon, where he was a partner and head of its wealth and estate planning team. He specialises in advising on...

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Five partners appointed at fast-growing Bath law firm Thrings

February 5, 2013
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Five partners appointed at fast-growing Bath law firm Thrings

West law firm Thrings has appointed five new partners including recruiting respected corporate lawyer Alex Pyatt from rivals Withy King. The appointments take the number of partners at the firm, which has an office in Bath, to more than 60. Alex, pictured, by the Chambers UK 2013 legal guide as “commercial, pragmatic and sensible”...

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Acas conference to tackle the changing face of employment relations

February 4, 2013
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Acas conference to tackle the changing face of employment relations

The latest developments in employment relations will come under the spotlight at a major conference for West businesses staged by Acas, Britain’s top employment relations service. The event, called The Changing Face of Employment Relations, will tackle the issues that every company needs to be aware of including, how to make flexible working work...

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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Publish: but don’t be damned

January 23, 2013
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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Publish: but don’t be damned

In the latest of Bath Business News’ weekly Expert Panel series, Sean McDonough, employment law specialist for Mogers in Bath, explores what action businesses should be taking when they use social media To libel – to publish or broadcast an untruth which will harm a person’s reputation. This is a fact few would have...

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Legal training provider recruits apprentice assessor for South West

January 22, 2013
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Legal training provider recruits apprentice assessor for South West

Specialist apprenticeship provider Damar Training has appointed assessor Kerry Leahy to support its growing work with the legal sector across the South West. Bristol-based Kerry will be working with law firms in the region supporting their legal apprentices. She joins Damar after seven years as a litigation executive specialising in personal injury work. She...

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Law firm Thrings targets small firms with launch of new HR service

January 2, 2013
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Law firm Thrings targets small firms with launch of new HR service

Bath law firm Thrings has launched an integrated human resources service to help ease some of the biggest employment headaches faced by small firms. Thrings HR will support clients in areas such as disciplinary investigations, grievance hearings, individual redundancy consultations, performance management and managing long-term absence. The bespoke service will use Thrings’ own highly-qualified...

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Trust company launched by Bath law firm Withy King

December 9, 2012
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Trust company launched by Bath law firm Withy King

Bath law firm Withy King has launched a trust company to act as executors of wills and trustees of trusts as well as to manage the financial, property, social and welfare affairs of clients who are no longer able to manage their own affairs. Withy King Trust Company will fulfil many roles, including acting...

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Withy King recruits former dentist as negligence claims soar

December 7, 2012
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Withy King recruits former dentist as negligence claims soar

Former dentist Dr Chris Evans has joined Bath law firm Withy King’s dental negligence practice on the back of rising numbers of complaints from unhappy patients. Dr Evans, pictrured, who worked as a dentist for 14 years before qualifying as a solicitor, has joined Withy King as it deals with more than 50 inquiries...

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