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Royds Withy King solicitor appointed chair of Generation for Change South West

October 19, 2021
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Royds Withy King solicitor appointed chair of Generation for Change South West

Lizzy Painter, a solicitor in the Bath head office of law firm Royds Withy King, has become the new regional chair of a group representing the professional voice of young people in the UK built environment industry. Generation for Change (G4C) aims to drive change in the industry by developing and connecting its future...

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Bath’s high-flying lawyers and their firms gain recognition in respected guide to the UK’s top legal eagles

October 15, 2021
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Bath’s high-flying lawyers and their firms gain recognition in respected guide to the UK’s top legal eagles

Bath’s top law firms and their highly performing individuals are celebrating their inclusion in the UK’s most-respected legal directory – demonstrating once again the depth of expertise in the city. The Legal 500 is the leading annual guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK, with sections highlighting the best in the regions...

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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

October 15, 2021
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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

Royds Withy King, the Bath-headquartered regional law firm, is in advanced merger talks with a smaller London practice in a move that would lift its annual revenue to more than £50m. Royds Withy King, which also has offices in Bristol, Swindon, Oxford and London, confirmed the discussions with Goodman Derrick, saying they were being held...

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Royds Withy King teams up with one-stop portal for care home buyers

October 13, 2021
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Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has boosted its offering in the social care sector by partnering with a dedicated portal for those looking to acquire care home businesses. Ownacarehome.com provides a one-stop portal, with information and access to everything providers may need when acquiring a care home business.   These range from detailed information...

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Raft of new appointments and promotions at Stone King ‘reflect firm’s continued growth’

October 13, 2021
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Raft of new appointments and promotions at Stone King ‘reflect firm’s continued growth’

National law firm Stone King’s Bath office has made a number of new appointments and internal promotions as it continues to strengthen its workforce. Senior associate Hannah Gates has joined the office’s commercial property team along with trainee solicitor Jessica Ventham in trusts and estates and Jasdeep Dhariwal, who takes up a paralegal role...

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Appointments strengthen senior management teams at Thrings as it continues to invest in its people

October 12, 2021
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Appointments strengthen senior management teams at Thrings as it continues to invest in its people

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has continued to develop its staff by appointing two new partners, three senior associates and seven associates in its annual promotions round. The new partners are Emily Prout, a dispute resolution specialist and head of the firm’s contentious probate team, who is based in...

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Pearson May Financial Update: National Insurance and tax on dividends to rise to fund social care

October 7, 2021
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Pearson May Financial Update: National Insurance and tax on dividends to rise to fund social care

The Prime Minister announced last month that National Insurance contributions (NICs) and the three dividend tax rates will all increase by 1.25% from next April to pay for the social care system in England, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. From April 6, the basic rate of dividend tax increases to 8.75% (up from...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital apprenticeships for individuals and boost...

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Bath care company acquisition handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

October 5, 2021
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Bath care company acquisition handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised the buyer of Somerset domiciliary care agency in a move that will enable it to expand its services. Taunton-based Somerset Care, which has 27 care homes and provides care and support to help individuals remain independent in their own homes, acquired Way Ahead Care for an...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure and ministers must also come...

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