Stokes Partners LLP has joined forces with St Margaret’s Hospice to help their fundraisers become more recognisable in the community and at events, and has presented them a cheque for £3,500. The firm has also chosen the hospice as its charity of the year. Brendan Pang, managing partner at Stokes Partners LLP, said: “St Margaret’s […]
On Friday 18 December 2015 the staff at Stokes Partners LLP were pleased to support Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day. The staff wore their Christmas jumpers in support and took part in a Christmas quiz to raise money for the Text Santa nominated charities this year. On behalf of all the staff at Stokes Partners […]
In his Autumn Statement last week, George Osborne announced the introduction of an additional levy in respect of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), which will increase the cost for those buying a buy-to-let property or second home from April 2016. All residential property transactions up to now have been subject to the same tax calculation. […]
Stokes Partners is proud to have raised over £200 for Children in Need on Thursday 12 November 2015. Members of staff paid for the privilege of dressing casually for the day, and brought with them home-made cakes, good humour and lots of spare change. There was firm-wide participation in various fundraising activities, including a quiz […]
The latest Somerset Chamber Young Professionals event, held on 10th September 2015, was attended by Eleanor Bulmer, trainee solicitor, and Benjamin Pitman, paralegal. Entitled ‘Success in the Face of Adversity’, delegates were given an overview of the underpinning principals of running a not-for-profit organisation: ‘The Three Es: Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness’, was expertly presented by […]
The staff of Stokes Partners LLP demonstrated their baking prowess on 25 September 2015, when the firm took part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff also “dressed down”. It was a bad day for staff waistlines, but a great day of fundraising. The event raised £126.78.
On 6 August 2015 at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, Bath-based manufacturer Rotork UK Limited (‘Rotork’) pleaded guilty to breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, having failed to provide appropriate guarding for a lathe. Rotork was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £1,741.12 in costs, and a victim surcharge of £120, after a […]
High Court considers burden of proof in establishing defence by Company Directors to wrongful trading claim
On 31 July, in a case against two directors of an insolvent company, liquidators applied for orders for a contribution from each of them to the assets of the Company in respect of wrongful trading and for an order for compensation for breach of their duties as directors. The High Court considered the application under […]
Partner Sarah Warren, who is also an active member of Crewkerne Running Club, presented a cheque for £1500 to Ruth Morgan of St Margarets Hospice last week. The funds were raised at the Crewkerne 10K run held in June by Crewkerne Running Club which is sponsored by Stokes Partners LLP.