Legal

Stone King trusts and estates lawyer steps up to gain global distinction

July 8, 2013
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Dan Harris, a solicitor in Bath law firm Stone King’s trusts and estates team, has received a distinction in a prestigious international legal qualification. Dan is one of just 23 lawyers worldwide to have been awarded the Advanced Certificate in International Succession and Probate by the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). Still...

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Brief tips for businesses included in law firm Thrings’ revised website

July 8, 2013
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Brief tips for businesses included in law firm Thrings’ revised website

Directors and managers can gain tips on some of the most-common challenges of running a business through a new range of electronic booklets available for download on the new-look website of M4 corridor law firm Thrings. The booklets, written by commercial lawyers at the firm, which has an office in Bath, shed light on some...

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Mediation cases rise at Stone King after cuts in legal aid for divorcing couples

July 1, 2013
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Mediation cases rise at Stone King after cuts in legal aid for divorcing couples

Cuts in legal aid for divorce cases has resulted in a big increase in demand for specialist family mediation services at Bath and Wiltshire law firm Stone King. Its family law and mediation team in Melksham has received a 25% rise in inquiries from separating couples seeking to resolve their differences without going to...

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Bath lawyers ride, run and bake their way to a big charity haul

June 24, 2013
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Bath lawyers ride, run and bake their way to a big charity haul

Staff at the Bath offices of law firm Withy King have raised £12,144.25 for Children’s Hospice South West with a wide range of fund-raising activities. These included a 180-mile staff cycle-ride from Children’s Hospice South West, based in Bristol, to Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, a Santa Fun Run around Bath, the Bath...

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Changes in legal market put 28% of West law firms on danger list

June 19, 2013
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More than a quarter of West law firms are at risk of failure in the next 12 months, according to an alarming new report. But the research by R3, the insolvency trade body, shows that the West’s expected failure rate of 28% over the next year is lower than the national average of 31%....

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Pioneering Bath commercial law firm Rubric recruits legal high-flyer

June 17, 2013
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Pioneering Bath commercial law firm Rubric recruits legal high-flyer

Bath commercial solicitors’ chambers Rubric has taken on commercial lawyer Candace Kendall. Candace, pictured, brings heavyweight commercial expertise and substantial experience to the fast-growing firm having advised a wide range of commercial clients. She worked at City firms DJ Freeman and DLA before spending 14 years in senior in-house counsel roles at international financial...

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New role at specialist property practice for former Bath law firm partner

June 6, 2013
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New role at specialist property practice for former Bath law firm partner

Former Bath law firm partner Yvette Morcombe has been appointed by specialist property practice Hoffman Male to head its newly-opened Bristol office. Yvette, pictured, a conveyancing solicitor with more than 20 years’ experience, worked at Mowbray Woodwards in Bath between 2006 and 2008. She has also worked as an in-house property lawyer at McLean...

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Bath lawyers Stone King sponsor biggest ever Later Life event

May 28, 2013
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Bath lawyers Stone King sponsor biggest ever Later Life event

A successful annual event sponsored by Bath law firm Stone King offering free advice to older people and their families is being moved to a larger venue. The 4th Bath Later Life Show on June 21 will be the biggest yet and showcase the wide range of specialist services available across Bath and North...

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Changes at the top at Bath law firm Thrings as it prepares to spin out personal injury practice

May 22, 2013
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Thomas Sheppard, managing partner at Bath-based law firm Thrings, is to move to the newly-created role of executive chairman. Simon Holdsworth, head of the firm’s company commercial team, is to take over as managing partner. As part of the changes Thomas will lead the transformation of the firm’s personal injury (PI) practice into a...

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Lawyers get physical to raise funds for children’s charity

May 16, 2013
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Lawyers get physical to raise funds for children’s charity

Staff at law firm Stone King, which has offices in Bath and Melksham, have been busy raising funds for a charity which cares for children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions. Employees have taken part in a number of physical challenges during the last year to raise more than £6,000 for Shooting Star CHASE which...

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