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Innovative makers of cyber security awareness software, CybSafe, has received investment from RFS – the Swindon-based regulatory, resource and complaint handling consultancy - to support the business as it continues to develop its revenues and refine...
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Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) West of England’s annual dinner later this week. More than 400 accountants, professional services...
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Staff from Thrings’ offices in Swindon have made their latest donation to a local charity which provides emergency food supplies to income-deprived individuals and families in the town. Swindon Foodbank – which relies on food and monetary...
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A "small but important" point has been determined by the High Court, changing the face of planning control for alterations and demolitions of walls and gates in conservation area s. The judgment of Barton v Secretary of State for Communities...
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In a recent case, a farmer agreed to purchase a baler built in 2014, only to discover on receipt of the equipment that it was, in fact, built the previous year. The farmer was concerned that this would affect the potential re-sale value of the machine and...
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On 6 April 2017 insolvency legislation in England and Wales will change when the Insolvency Rules 2016 come into force, marking one of the biggest reforms in this area of the law since 1986. The new legislation aims to create greater efficiency by reducing...
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Recent high-profile cases of cyber attacks involving Google, TalkTalk and Post Office not only remind us that cyber crime is on the rise, but also that no business is completely safe. With Chancellor Philip Hammond stating attacks are “increasing in...
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The countdown has begun. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the EU on 29 March 2017. Introduction Once the UK has left the EU in two years’ time, the UK will be able to control...
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Leading regional law firm Thrings has strengthened its private client offering with the appointment of two new partners. Stuart Crippin and Awen Mellick have joined Thrings’ fast-growing Private Client team which works across the firm’s five...
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Theresa May will today begin the process of ending the UK’s 44-year relationship with Europe by triggering Article 50. Kate Westbrook , commercial partner at Thrings, comments on the Prime Minister’s historic announcement and considers what it...
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David Patterson , partner in Thrings’ Company Commercial team, comments: It is not uncommon for a business to be in dispute with a former employee who leaves their role having copied and retained confidential and commercially sensitive documents and...
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If a claimant maliciously initiates civil proceedings without reasonable or probable cause, the courts can order the claimant to pay the defendant’s costs. But in many instances, this does not go far enough and often leaves the defendant out of pocket....