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Mike Hibbs, from Birmingham Law Society, says a 'great many' genuine claims are not being presented to tribunal as a direct consequence of increased legal fees

Higher legal fees 'allowing companies to mistreat staff'

Massive fall in employment tribunals in the Midlands over the last year are blamed on hike in cost of tribunals

Apprenticeships in law set to improve access to legal profession

Paul Philip, SRA chief executive
Apprenticeship standards in law are part of a package of 59 measures announced by David Cameron

Assay Office revamp to start this month

CGI of the converted Assay Office in Newhall Street which has been given the green light by city planners
TCN UK vows to begin work immediately on new future for historic building after city planners back project to create office space and apartments

Birmingham Wholesale Markets move given go ahead

City planners have given the green light to a new home for the Wholesale Markets at The Hub in Witton
New future for traders using run-down city centre site after planners back relocation to The Hub in north Birmingham

HSBC unveils new name for Birmingham-based bank

Retail and business banking arm moving to the city in 2018 will adopt a new name to distinguish it from investment section

Business In Pictures

CGI of the converted Assay Office in Newhall Street which has been given the green light by city planners

Assay Office revamp to start this month

TCN UK vows to begin work immediately on new future for historic building after city planners back project to create office space and apartments

HSBC unveils new name for Birmingham-based bank

Retail and business banking arm moving to the city in 2018 will adopt a new name to distinguish it from investment section

Tandem expands again with online retailer buyout

Castle Bromwich-based leisure product designer and developer acquires online retailer ESC Europe which sells goods such as gazebos and party tents
Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bullring, Solihull Manor House and the Black Country flag

Get down to business and show some ambition

Paul Faulkner urges those with a vested interest in the West Midlands' political and business worlds to be ambitious in their vision for the new combined authority

Why Labour's electoral dilemma strikes at the heart of the country

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband
Lewis Baston examines Labour's status in the Midlands as the party battles to turn itself around following May's General Election
Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders which has inspired a new ale

New beer raises a glass to Peaky Blinders

Black Country brewery Sadler's has launched a new brew called Peaky Blinder Gold which will be on sale at Birmingham City and across the West Midlands

Mike Hibbs, from Birmingham Law Society, says a 'great many' genuine claims are not being presented to tribunal as a direct consequence of increased legal fees

Higher legal fees 'allowing companies to mistreat staff'

Massive fall in employment tribunals in the Midlands over the last year are blamed on hike in cost of tribunals

From left: Laura Turner, Jon Perks, Leila Taleb and Ben Tucker from PR and marketing agency Liquid

New faces and promotions at Liquid

City centre PR and marketing agency expands team on the back of new client wins

HSBC unveils new name for Birmingham-based bank

Retail and business banking arm moving to the city in 2018 will adopt a new name to distinguish it from investment section

Videos & Photos

CGI of the converted Assay Office in Newhall Street which has been given the green light by city planners

Assay Office revamp to start this month

City planners have given the green light to a new home for the Wholesale Markets at The Hub in Witton

Birmingham Wholesale Markets move given go ahead

HSBC unveils new name for Birmingham-based bank

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Dave Robson
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Emma McKinney
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor