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Roger Potgieter, who is joining the Shoosmiths team in Birmingham

Five lawyers make move from DWF to Shoosmiths

Partner Roger Potgieter and solicitor Charlotte Healey will join the team in Birmingham, while Janet Dalton becomes the new head of Shoosmiths' financial services team in Manchester

Anwar Khattak awarded British Empire Medal

Birmingham legal advisor Anwar Khattak, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal
Mr Khattak, aged 31, is the figure behind Birmingham Youth Sport Academy (BYSA), a voluntary-run organisation promoting football in a bid to keep underprivileged children occupied in more worthwhile pursuits

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau
A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

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Roger Potgieter, who is joining the Shoosmiths team in Birmingham

Five lawyers make move from DWF to Shoosmiths

Partner Roger Potgieter and solicitor Charlotte Healey will join the team in Birmingham, while Janet Dalton becomes the new head of Shoosmiths' financial services team in Manchester

Birmingham legal advisor Anwar Khattak, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal

Anwar Khattak awarded British Empire Medal

Mr Khattak, aged 31, is the figure behind Birmingham Youth Sport Academy (BYSA), a voluntary-run organisation promoting football in a bid to keep underprivileged children occupied in more worthwhile pursuits

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Coley & Tilley new recruit Lindsey Bohanna with head of department Andrew Piddock

Coley & Tilley expands wills, probate and trusts team

Lindsey Bohanna brings 12 years’ experience in the field and is a full STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) member

Lee Cartwright, David Preston, Mazars; Paul Turk and Gary Riley, HSBC, at Mazars' annual drinks reception in Birmingham.

International flavour to Mazars' meet-up

International connections was the theme of Mazars' annual drinks reception for intermediaries and professional contacts in the Birmingham and West Midlands office in Church Street.

Katherine Kennedy

Family law organisation Resolution calls for changes to divorce and separation laws

Katherine Kennedy, an associate at the Birmingham office of law firm Mills & Reeve, said: “Divorce can be one of the most traumatic life events a family can go through, and we all have a responsibility to ensure it’s dealt with in a way that minimises conflict

Stephen Rosser, Clarke Willmott's chief executive

Clarke Willmott re-elects Stephen Rosser as chief executive

As part of Mr Rosser's re-election, the firm has adopted a new three-year strategy based on continuing growth

Browne Jacobson corporate finance partner Roger Birchall

Browne Jacobson team advises Concentric Pumps on acquisition of GKN Sinter Metals de Argentina

Concentric is a manufacturer of technology oil pumps, water pumps, fuel pumps and hydraulic systems

Robert Weston, mfg Solicitors

Contentious probate lawyer from mfg Solicitors wins landmark inheritance case in High Court

Robert Weston, head of the contentious probate team at mfg Solicitors, helped Michael Badmin uphold his right to inherit under the will of his partner, the ecologist Elizabeth Walker, who died from cancer in 2010

Mark Lee, real estate partner at Lodders

Lodders advises IM Properties on £6m sale of former mill

The Lodders team, led by partner Mark Lee, acted for Coleshill-based IM Properties on the sale of Vanguard House for £6 million to LaSalle Investment Management

Marc Lazarus, who has been appointed as senior legal counsel at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Senior legal counsel hire boosts Harrison Clark Rickerbys' commercial litigation team

Mr Lazarus joins the commercial litigation team and brings with him specialist knowledge of breach of contract and negligence claims

Justin Parker, Paul Mountain and Peter Copsey from mfg Solicitors

Development lawyer joins mfg's commercial property team

Mr Mountain, a construction and regeneration specialist, has joined the firm as a legal consultant from the Birmingham office of SGH Martineau

Bernard Shepherd

Bernard Shepherd to become president of West Midland Association of Law Societies for second time

Mr Shepherd, a consultant at Black Country law firm Clark Brookes Turner Cary, is to become president of the West Midland Association of Law Societies for the next two years

Peter McLintock, a corporate partner in Mills & Reeves private sector business services team

Mills & Reeve team advises 99p Stores on Poundland deal

The deal comprises £47.5 million in cash and £7.5 million of Poundland shares and is conditional on the approval of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA). The process is anticipated to take around two months

Alex Bishop

Birmingham professional services firms 'deserve more credit'

The latest masterplan putting professional services at the heart of Birmingham’s growth must bring the sector the recognition it deserves

Rob Laugharne, senior associate in Irwin Mitchell’s corporate team

Irwin Mitchell corporate team advises Reconomy on acquisition of Countrywide Waste Management

The enlarged Reconomy group of companies will have a combined turnover of £80 million

From left: Kuljeet Sandhu, Richard Murray and Sandra Garlick at Askews Legal

Askews Legal appoints new advocate

Richard Murray brings 18 years of criminal defence experience to the firm and particularly expert representation in Crown Court and Court of Appeal advocacy

Lodders' new hires James Mottram and Anna Turnell with partner Mark Lee

Brace of hires boosts Lodders' real estate team

James Mottram and Anna Turnell, who join Lodders as associates, have more than 20 years’ combined experience across residential development and commercial property investment transactions

Former England rugby player Brian Moore

Brian Moore announced as speaker for Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

The England hooker, who made 64 test appearances for his country during his eight-year playing career, will join more than 500 guests at the event on March 19 at the International Convention Centre

New partner for Mills & Reeve's health and care team

Rhian Vandrill joins as a partner from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

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CWA director Steve Wedge

Seven Capital appoints CWA to city centre developments

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Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

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