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Share your views on Wiltshire as a location for business

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Wiltshire law firm, Withy King, has teamed up with Wiltshire Council for a special edition of its quarterly Business Barometer to canvas company decision-makers’ views on the strengths and weaknesses of Wiltshire as a business location. The Barometer gathers information …

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Hired! Helen & Douglas Retail Apprentice Challenge raises £3k

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Professionals from solicitors Withy King and property consultancy Carter Jonas and were both “hired” when they took part in the Helen & Douglas Retail Apprentice Challenge in its Summertown shop on Thursday 25 April. The two teams took over the …

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Economic Question Time for Oxfordshire Businesses

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Oxfordshire businesses are invited to take part in an Economic Question Time event run by Oxford law firm Withy King and featuring the Head of Economics at HSBC, Mark Berrisford-Smith. Mark Berrisford-Smith will highlight the issues and opportunities for Oxfordshire …

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Senior Judge Denzil Lush to speak at our Trusts and Court of Protection training day

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Solicitors acting for vulnerable clients who face mental capacity issues are invited to attend a training day on Trusts and Deputyships featuring Senior Judge Denzil Lush. Senior Judge at the Court of Protection Denzil Lush will discuss the latest developments …

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Employment News Update – Government changes to Minimum Wage

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The Government has announced the recommendations for the increase in the national minimum wage rates which will take effect from 1 October 2013 as follows: –

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Employment News Update – Home Office changes for skilled migrant workers

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The Home Office has announced changes to the Code of Practice in relation to skilled migrant workers outside the EEA, which came into effect on the 6th April 2013.

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Employment News Update – DWP new fit note guidance

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The DWP has issued new guidance for employers and doctors on the use of fit notes, which focuses on emphasising looking at what a person can do rather than what they cannot do,

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What’s the difference between a swimming pool and a porch?

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You don’t have to pay for a defective porch but your do have to pay for a defective pool – boom! boom! Not the greatest joke of the century but reading the report of a Court of Appeal decision this …

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Financial Service Providers: dates to be aware of

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From 6 April 2013 Security and quasi security: new security registration regime expected to be in force.

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2013 Budget: Implications for Financial Institutions

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On 20 March 2013, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the 2013 Budget. The below sets out some of the key measures and policy of particular interest to financial service providers. HMRC has also published its 2013 Budget letter …

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Banking News

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The Eurozone While the Cyprus meltdown has been dominating eurozone news lately, the overall crisis continues to dominate the global economic landscape.

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Injured claimants to act now to beat deadline

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Withy King is urging anyone thinking of bringing a personal injury, medical or dental negligence claim to act now, before new laws are introduced which will affect their compensation awards and make them much worse off. The Personal Injury and …

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