Macmillan coffee morning success!

At the very end of last month, Bowling & Co, alongside event partner Stratford Original, hosted a joint Macmillan coffee morning at Bowling & Co's Stratford office. The event was a great success, attended by an enthusiastic and generous gathering of local business owners and clients of the firm. Overall we managed to raise a total sum of £1,111 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is a very worthwhile cause. Click here to see a slideshow gallery of photos taken at the event. Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British…

Brexit: An update

It’s the end of May, we’ve got less than a year before the UK officially starts the transition to leave the EU, and the waters are as muddy as ever. Although a great deal of progress was made over the last couple of months, there are still some sticking points that need to be sorted out before the Brexit Bus can get back on the road. First off is the key point that UK (and European) businesses will be concerned about – trade agreements. There were rumblings that Parliament would…

Brexit – follow the money

After weeks of meetings, press conferences, private functions and a huge flurry of reporting, Brexit seems to have come to a shuddering halt. There have been five rounds of negotiations, yet it appears the UK and EU representatives have reached an impasse until the UK’s financial commitments have been settled. Issues surrounding the Irish land border with the UK and the rights of EU citizens (both here and the millions of Brits abroad), have been reported frequently. The real issue that’s caused everyone to scuttle back to their respective corners…

Overseas expansion for Bowling & Co

As part of the Firm’s 60th Anniversary we are looking at expanding our International connections and practice. This month saw our two Senior Partners (Dinesh Raja and Huseyin Huseyin) undertake a business development trip to Istanbul where our Head of Turkey Desk, Ayla Toprak Zengin, hosted them in conjunction with OXO Investments, a property consultancy specialising in assisting Turkish investors to acquire UK real estate. In addition to meeting contacts and clients Dinesh and Huseyin attended the launch of a new development in Turkey held near the Ortakoy Mosque, See…

Bowling & Co Solicitors – History of the firm

The firm was founded by the late Gilbert Bowling, who in the summer of 1957 set his sights on his own sole practice in Stratford. He located some rooms above the Burtons menswear shop and moved in by late June 1957. However with no working telephone at first and decorators still in refurbishing the offices he did not actually start practising as “Bowling & Co” until 17th July 1957. The premises above Burtons comprised of just a few rooms - numbers 1, 2, 3 and 3a on the first floor…

No rabbits, just selfies come out of Hammond’s hat in pre-Brexit budget

The first steps towards preparing the UK for a post-Brexit future were announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Spring Budget, which avoided headline-grabbing shake-ups and tax breaks in favour of economic stability.   In the run-up to the announcement, sterling slipped to a seven-week low, reflecting the uncertainty surrounding the move towards exiting the European Union, but the Chancellor pointed to robust economic growth, record levels of employment and a falling deficit, saying real GDP had grown by 0.7% in the final quarter of 2016 and by 1.8% over the…

Jammy and dodgers focus of Hammond’s first and last – Autumn Budget Statement 2016

The first steps towards preparing the UK for a post-Brexit future were announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn Budget statement, with a focus on lower income households and business tax avoidance. The new Chancellor announced a reduced growth target and predicted a tougher economic period during the transition towards Brexit. The target set out by his predecessor to achieve a surplus by 2020 has been set aside, with growth predicted to fall to 1.4% in 2017 and cumulative borrowing over the next five years predicted to be £122bn…

Legal 500 – record ranking for Bowling & Co Solicitors

Record ranking for Bowling & Co Solicitors! The results of the Legal 500 2015 entries have been announced and Bowling & Co Solicitors have received specialist recommendations across four practice areas! We have been recommended for our expertise in Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property - Hotels and Leisure, Commercial property - General and Property Litigation. This is a great achievement for us that reflects the hard work that goes on at Bowling & Co and one we only hope to improve upon in years to come. Moreover, in this year's Legal 500, in addition to our…

Partner Profile: Andrew Lester

In the second of our Partner Profile series we speak to Andrew Lester, Head of Employment Law here at Bowling & Co, to find out a bit more about him and the clients he acts for. 1. What aspects of law first attracted you to the industry? The arguments and having to present these arguments in court. I also enjoy the other sectors of the legal industry and using my knowledge in these areas to complement employment advice I give to my clients. 2. What kind of clients do you work with? Mostly…

Partner Profile: Peter Laskey

In the first of our Partner Profile series we speak to Peter Laskey, Head of Dispute Resolution here at Bowling & Co, to find out a bit more about him and the clients he acts for. 1. What aspect of law first attracted you to the industry? As my family will tell you I have always been argumentative so litigation appealed to me. 2. What kind of clients do you work with? I have a variety of clients ranging from large companies (both in England and abroad) through to individuals looking for guidance on how best to…

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