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Copyright changes to come into force

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Changes to intellectual property law, set to take effect later this month, will extend the length of copyright protection for certain artistic works. The decision to repeal Section 51 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act has been welcomed by …

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Net closes on rogue lettings operator

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A rogue lettings agent who swindled both landlords and tenants out of more than £200,000 was recently handed a custodial sentence. Martin Marcus, 52, of Bushey, had admitted five counts of fraud and was jailed for four and a half …

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Man needed 60 stitches after health and safety failings

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A borough council in London has been fined half a million pounds after one of its road workers suffered a serious injury whilst cutting trees. Southwark Crown Court heard how the man, employed by the London Borough of Havering, had …

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Housebuyers can’t be blasé about restrictive covenants

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A recent piece in the Guardian newspaper has reminded homeowners about the potential perils of restrictive covenants. Buyers are advised to be aware of any clauses buried in the small print of a property’s deeds. The covenants in question sometimes …

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Daughter wins recent inheritance dispute

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A woman recently won a £12million legal battle after a Judge concluded that she was the rightful owner of her father’s scrap metal yard. The death of Fred McGuinness, who established a significant business empire in Staffordshire, caused a bitter …

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Eighteen-year-old wins £3,500 following successful sex discrimination claim

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A teenage waitress recently won a high-profile sex discrimination case after being advised by a manager to choose an outfit to be more “easy on the eye” for customers. Eighteen-year-old Erin Sandilands had taken exception to the suggestion to wear …

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Withy King and guests brave the great outdoors

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This July, our Swindon and Marlborough offices hosted a multi activity day at Teampursuits in Lacock. Guests from Humberts, Strakers, Ashton Mill, Bourlet Consulting , Morris Owen, Prospect Hospice and Winkworth, to name a few, took part in activities such as archery, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and blind 4×4 driving!

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Industrial Diseases team launches new support group in Swindon for patients with asbestos diseases

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Action Mesothelioma Day 2016

Our Industrial Diseases team has launched a new support group for people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses as well as their families and carers.

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Bath financial services firm Fidelius acquires rival Money Wise with legal advice from Withy King

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Bath’s leading financial services firm Fidelius has merged with Money Wise for an undisclosed sum. The Bath offices of law firm Withy King and accountants Bishop Fleming advised Fidelius on all aspects of the deal including the purchase of shares …

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Lawyers must deliver better service to tech-savvy clients

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Tech-savvy clients in a fast-moving digital age are becoming increasingly discerning of their legal advisers, but will pay for quality if it is delivered in a way they can understand. As a profession, the law has never been the fastest …

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Event to highlight the plight of those with asbestos illnesses and launch new support group in Swindon for patients and families

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Acton Mesothelioma Day 2016

We are delighted to announce that Becky Ricards Small, Partner in our Private Client team was nominated for and won ‘Inheritance Tax Planning Lawyer of the Year’ in the Women in Law Awards.

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Quartet of couriers launch legal bid for better employment rights

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A group of cycle couriers are to go to an Employment Tribunal against a group of courier companies this month after claiming they are being denied basic employment rights. Chris Gascoigne, Demille Flanore, Andrew Boxer and Maggie Dewhurst are making …

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