Legal

Govt changes to care funding to be explained at Stone King advice seminar

March 6, 2014
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Govt changes to care funding to be explained at Stone King advice seminar

Bath law firm Stone King is holding a free advice seminar for older residents and their families who are concerned about going into care and protecting their homes. The Funding Care in Later Life seminar, at the Francis Hotel in Queen Square on March 19, will explain the Government’s planned changes to care funding....

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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

March 5, 2014
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Law firms more confident as economy improves but major challenges lie ahead

Optimism among law firms is at its highest level for seven years despite an increasingly competitive business environment and forthcoming major tax changes. Eight in 10 firms are confident about the year ahead, compared to six in 10 last year. Smaller firms – those with 25 partners or less – are the most upbeat,...

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Helphire snaps up accident law firm as it accelerates drive into legal market

February 27, 2014
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Helphire snaps up accident law firm as it accelerates drive into legal market

Helphire, the Bath-based specialist accident-claim handler, is to buy a law firm specialising in road traffic personal injuries as it continues to widen its legal services. The NewLaw group also provides consumer-related services such as wills and probate and provides medical reports, costs drafting and employment law advice. Cardiff-based NewLaw, which also has a...

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Bath law firm Mogers to merge with Dyne Drewett of Shepton Mallet in latest legal tie-up

February 27, 2014
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Bath law firm Mogers to merge with Dyne Drewett of Shepton Mallet in latest legal tie-up

Bath law firm Mogers is to merge with Dyne Drewett, which has offices in Shepton Mallet and Sherborne, it was announced today. The merger, the latest in a series of similar moves among the region’s law firms, will take effect from June 1 when a new name for the combined firm will be announced....

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Bath Boules festival names law firm Withy King as headline sponsor

January 29, 2014
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Bath Boules festival names law firm Withy King as headline sponsor

Law firm Withy King will be headline sponsor of this year’s Bath Boules which takes place over the summer and raises money for local charities. Businesses and residents are being urged to rally their colleagues, family and friends and enter teams in the tournament. Team tickets go on sale on March 12 and will...

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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

January 29, 2014
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Profits and turnover rise at law firm Thrings as it targets key sectors

Turnover at law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, rose by 4% to £21.5m in the year to last April, it has revealed. Profits increased by 12% to £4.9m. The firm, which also has offices in Bristol, Swindon and London, has 51 members and employs 305 people, 180 of them fee-earners. Managing...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and...

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January blues banished at Withy King’s ‘meet the team’ gathering

January 23, 2014
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January blues banished at Withy King’s ‘meet the team’ gathering

More than 150 businesses, private clients and friends of Withy King attended the firm’s annual New Year’s drinks reception in Bath recently and took advantage of the opportunity to ‘meet the team’. The annual event was hosted at Withy King’s offices at Midland Bridge House and provided a forum for networking and socialising with...

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New chapter for Stone King’s historic Bath HQ

January 23, 2014
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New chapter for Stone King’s historic Bath HQ

Bath law firm Stone King has completed a major refurbishment of its headquarters in the city as demand for its specialist legal services continues to grow. Scaffolding has now been removed from outside the firm’s Queen Square offices following three months of extensive work on the Grade 1 listed building where Jane Austen is...

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Best Company to Work For accolade for law firm Withy King

January 15, 2014
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Best Company to Work For accolade for law firm Withy King

Law firm Withy King, which has an office in Bath, has been named as one of as the UK’s Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For. It has also been awarded the highly sought after Best Companies’ two-star accreditation. Inclusion in The Sunday Times table recognises the firm’s outstanding levels of staff engagement...

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