The First 100 Years – celebrating women in law

A day at a conference of lawyers is rarely worth writing home about. Not so Spark 21, where alongside a number of Withers colleagues I spent Monday of this week at an event forming part of the First 100 Years, a five year project that will run until the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in 2019. Continue reading

Withers team take on Snowdon challenge

This weekend, a 15-strong team of adrenaline junkies from Withers will take on the challenge of conquering Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales.

However, this is no ordinary climb – one member of the team, Tim, is a wheelchair user and so this means they’ll be faced with pushing, pulling, climbing and wheeling to the summit and back down again.

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Thoughts from a chair

Thoughts from a chair In December of last year, Amber Melville-Brown took on the challenge of spending 48 hours in a wheelchair to raise money and awareness for Back Up, Withers nominated Charity of the Year. Amber commuted to and from work, attended meetings and social events and navigated London from her ‘newly diminutive, chair-bound height of 4’’. Continue reading

Family team shines in Spear’s Family Lawyers Index

Our Family team stands out in Spear’s magazine’s 2014 Family Lawyers Index.  The annual report is based on peer nominations of the UK’s leading family lawyers and reinforces the strength and depth of the team by featuring nine of its members.  This builds on last year’s success in filling out the index with eight of our lawyers.  The report was previewed in an article in The Times on 11 April, which quoted Withers’ partner Diana Parker. Continue reading

Withers world record? #Row24

Wthers #row24 rowathonIt seems the Olympics, and in particular the tremendous success of team GB has been an inspiration for us all. Amateur athletes across the country are pounding the pavements or donning inflatable rings in a bid to work up a sweat. Well, we wouldn’t want to be left out here at Withers.

On the 23rd August, spurred on by the success at Eton Dorney, Withers presents #row24 in collaboration with The Grange Hotel, James Bailey of New Square Chambers and Q-Power Indoor rowing team.

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With conversation

Here at Withers we love to keep our clients and contacts updated on matters that may affect them so we thought what better way to do this than with a blog. Our bloggers will be sharing their thoughts, whether that be on the impact of the latest legislation, what is going on in the press or an insight into life here at Withers.

So to get the ball rolling I introduce you to…
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