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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

July 14, 2021
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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

Bath homeless charity Julian House is calling on businesses of all sizes in the city to take on its epic fundraising challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk.  The sponsored walk, now in its 20th year, takes place on Sunday, September 26, and involves a 20-mile circular route through some of the most beautiful...

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Bath employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

July 14, 2021
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Bath employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

Controversial ‘fire and rehire’ practices being used by some firms should only be deployed as a last resort, a top Bath employment lawyer has warned. Tim Gofton, pictured, a senior associate in Bath law firm Royds Withy King’s retail and hospitality team, said getting it wrong could also have public relations implications and damage...

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Stone King strengthens its Bath office with arrival of solicitor and four paralegals

July 14, 2021
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Stone King strengthens its Bath office with arrival of solicitor and four paralegals

Five new appointments, including a private client solicitor and four paralegals, at national law firm Stone King have further boosted its Bath head office.   Solicitor Melenie Mayall, pictured, joins the private client property team along with Gregory Mason and Maesie Woods, who take up paralegal roles.  Also arriving at the Queen Square office are...

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Two more partners join Royds Withy King as it continues to expand

July 1, 2021
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Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has appointed two new partners to strengthen its family law and property disputes teams. The move commits the firm to further growth in Oxford and across the Thames Valley and involves Paula Green and Vanessa Gardiner joining the property disputes and family law teams respectively.  Vanessa, pictured, previously...

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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

June 29, 2021
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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

R3, the restructuring and insolvency trade body, has launched a free guide for company directors on how to spot signs of financial distress, options open to them to resolve it and where to get expert advice. Called Get Back to Business: A guide to dealing with corporate financial distress, it is available to download from www.backtobusinessuk.com The guide: ...

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Skill shortages threatening to jeopardise ‘remarkable turnaround’, Business West survey shows

June 25, 2021
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Skill shortages threatening to jeopardise ‘remarkable turnaround’, Business West survey shows

West of England business’s confidence in the economy has bounced back for the first time in four years, according to a new survey, but there are growing fears that the recovery will be choked off by a lack of skilled workers. The latest quarterly economic survey conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business...

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Four Bath-based partners at Stone King join firm’s equity group

June 22, 2021
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Four Bath-based partners at Stone King join firm’s equity group

National law firm Stone King has promoted four staff based in its Bath headquarters to equity partners. Andrew Banks, Jean Boyle, Sarah Lane and Helen Tucker will join their fellow equity share members in shaping the direction of the firm, which also has offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London.  The equity group is responsible for the firm’s strategic business direction, succession and sustainability, as...

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Bath Business Blog: Mogers Drewett paralegal Laura Somoza. Delay in new law means couples continue to wait for a ‘no fault’ divorce

June 22, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Mogers Drewett paralegal Laura Somoza. Delay in new law means couples continue to wait for a ‘no fault’ divorce

The government announcement that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will be delayed by at least six months will disappoint many separated couples seeking to divorce in the most amicable way and with the least impact on their children.  The Act, which was due to come into force in October, will now be...

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Search starts for new chair of the Institute of Directors’ South West region

June 15, 2021
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Search starts for new chair of the Institute of Directors’ South West region

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is recruiting a new chair to lead its South West region as the role’s current holder Muir Macdonald comes to the end of his three-year term this autumn. The successful candidate will act as the voice for regional directors, working alongside a dedicated team at the IoD to build on...

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South West shrugs off impact of Covid-19 to attract more overseas firms

June 11, 2021
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South West shrugs off impact of Covid-19 to attract more overseas firms

Investment by foreign businesses into the South West rose last year despite the pandemic in contrast to a fall for the UK as a whole. According to a new report by accountancy group EY, the South West achieved a 6.7% increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2020 – up by two to...

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