McMillan Williams are proud sponsors of the Brave Heart Hero Award at the Bath Chronicle Pride of Bath Awards 2016

Do You have a Brave Heart?

Pride of Bath Awards 2016Do you know someone who has overcome fear or faced danger to help others?

This special award will be given to an individual who has responded to an immediate need and significantly affected the life or lives of others.  This may be someone who has rescued a person from a dangerous situation or shown courage to help another in difficulty. This could also include someone who has bravely faced tragic or devastating personal circumstances and gone on to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

About The Pride of Bath Awards

We hear a lot about the big society these days, but our city has always been enhanced by people who think nothing of doing something for others. These awards are all about thanking them for what they do and giving them the credit they deserve.

The 8 categories of awards recognise those people who go above and beyond the call of duty, those who care for others and their communities and those who have been involved in remarkable acts of bravery.

The Awards ceremony takes place on the 14th April at Bath Racecourse.  Please show your support by following the event on Twitter and celebrate the Award Winners using the hashtag

Slater & Gordon, the heavily bankrolled new entrant to the UK legal services market who bought Quindell’s professional services arm in the UK for $1.3bnAUD one year ago, has now lost its newly appointed in-house counsel, Moana Weir, after two months.

The departure comes as Slater & Gordon have until the end of the week to assure its bankers that it has found a way to service its $741mAUD net-debt position.  This comes on the back of a $958mAUD 6 month loss reported in February, a 95% decrease in share price over 12 months, a write-down of the Quindell acquisition to almost nothing, and a glut of class-action lawsuits from investors related to bad acquisitions.

If Slater & Gordon are unable to find a way to reassure their financiers, their loans will fall payable within twelve months.

Slater & Gordon's high profile UK acquisitions include: Quindell Legal Services, Claims Direct, Fentons, Goodmans, Pannone, Pickering & Partners, Russell Jones & Walker, Taylor Vintners.

Read more from Jonathan Shapiro at the Sydney Morning Herald

Slater & Gordon Share Price: From $8 to $0.23 in 12 months (Yahoo Finance)

McMillan Williams were proud to participate in this years Free Wills Month.

Our private client Solicitors in MW Carshalton, MW Chiswick and MW London Bridge managed to raise £18,680 of future income in support of a range of charities including:

• Comic Relief
• British Heart Foundation
• Royal National Lifeboat Institute
• National Trust
• Age UK
• Stroke Association
• British Lung Foundation
• Asthma UK
• Arthritis Research UK
• Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Well done to David Hall, Harriet Edwards, Jane Morel and Andy Grant.

The recent FT article “BGF unlocks financing for small UK Companies” highlighted the work of the BGF (Business Growth Fund) in helping SME businesses to keep growing as the UK economy recovers.

McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited is proud to be one of the businesses who have benefited from this investment. 

CEO, Colum Smith said "We are grateful for BGF investment which boosted our growth where taking on more bank debt could not". 

MWSL is one of over 80 businesses in the BGF portfolio and we are using the investment to increase our number of high street offices by 25% in the next two years.

McMillan Williams Solicitors are proud to have received two nominations for the 2015 Croydon Business Excellence Awards.

In the Best Business for Marketing and Social Media category we showcased our innovative use of provocative imagery in our Bus and Tram campaign which helped to raise our brands profile and get us noticed.

Our nomination in the Best Business for Training and Development category recognises our Trainee Solicitors programme the highlight of which is our annual Advocacy Competition where two trainees battle it out in a mock trial at the Royal Courts of Justice.

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