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Ian Dove QC from No5 Chambers, who is set to become a High Court Judge

No5 Chambers silk set to become High Court Judge

Described by Legal 500 as “an excellent strategist and advocate”, Mr Dove QC was called to the Bar in 1986

Shoosmiths advises Chord Investments on St Paul's Place deal

Chord Investments' St Paul's Place mixed-use scheme in the Jewellery Quarter
The Jewellery Quarter scheme combines 148 apartments and a substantial commercial office space off St Paul's Square

Practice manager joins Meridian Private Client

Karen Palmer with Meridian partner Philip Harrison
Karen Palmer joins after more than 30 years as a personal assistant of which 15 years were spent in the legal sector at Wragge & Co

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Ian Dove QC from No5 Chambers, who is set to become a High Court Judge

No5 Chambers silk set to become High Court Judge

Described by Legal 500 as “an excellent strategist and advocate”, Mr Dove QC was called to the Bar in 1986

Chord Investments' St Paul's Place mixed-use scheme in the Jewellery Quarter

Shoosmiths advises Chord Investments on St Paul's Place deal

The Jewellery Quarter scheme combines 148 apartments and a substantial commercial office space off St Paul's Square

Karen Palmer with Meridian partner Philip Harrison

Practice manager joins Meridian Private Client

Karen Palmer joins after more than 30 years as a personal assistant of which 15 years were spent in the legal sector at Wragge & Co

Solicitor Kamran Malik who has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Birmingham solicitor struck off for mortgage fraud

Kamran Malik was jailed in February for property fraud offences and has now been barred from practicing by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Barristers from St Ives Chambers using Twitter to promote the chambers' profile. Kevin Saunders is on his iPad

Pupils voted in to join St Ives Chambers

Mr Douglas-Jones and Mr Harrill are the latest additions to St Ives, which is now made up of 64 full-time tenants and six door tenants

Alison Hancock and Emma Shipp of SGH Martineau

Partner promotion at SGH Martineau

Alison Hancock, a chartered legal executive who joined the firm in 2003, is a litigator working in the leisure and retail sector, and represents a wide range of clients in court most weeks

New trainees at law firm Higgs & Sons (from left) Sarah Bryan, Patrick O'Connor, Iyanu Onalaja, Joanna Parker (HR director), Helena Flavell (HR manager), Hannah Bollard, Mike Wong and Natalie Marsden

Higgs & Sons boosts payroll with trainee hires

Six new faces join Black Country law firm which boasts half of its current partners from its in-house training scheme

Richard Sykes, employment partner at the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve reappointed to legal panel of London Universities Purchasing Consortium

LUPC is a professional purchasing organisation that acts on behalf of over 60 member institutions made up of universities and colleges as well as government agencies, research organisations and museums and other cultural establishments

Stephen Hughes

Former city council chief executive Stephen Hughes joins Bevan Brittan

Mr Hughes, who is recognised as one of the country's leading experts on public services finance and reform, will be working with Bevan Brittan on a number of areas

Legal services manager at Browne Jacobson, Sally Swift

Browne Jacobson helps spearhead law apprenticeships

Specialists at the firm have been working with the Department for Business and Department of Education on the Trailblazers Apprenticeship in Law initiative

CGI of the new HydraForce factory at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Shoosmiths advises HydraForce on Advanced Manufacturing Hub deal

The company, which turned over almost £50 million last year, already employs 280 staff at its European headquarters in Aston and expects this number to now double by 2018

Sarah Coyne, who has returned to mfg Solicitors following a 10-year break

Former partner returns to mfg Solicitors

Sarah Coyne re-joins Worcestershire practice where she spent 14 years before taking career break

Richard Santy

Mills & Reeve team score in Di Maria Manchester United move

Richard Santy was part of a team of specialist employment and IP lawyers from Mills & Reeve’s sports law team advising Di Maria on his multi-million pound move from the Bernabeu to Old Trafford

Chris Rawstron, partner and head of business legal services at Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham

Irwin Mitchell joins forces with Board Evaluation to host business briefing event

The session on September 11 will provide advice on a range of issues, from financial strategy to getting the board and senior management team right

One Colmore Square, the former home of law firm Cobbetts

Legal action halts final repayments from Cobbetts

Lloyds Bank waiting on final payment of almost £337,000 following collapse of law firm last summer

Felicity Rackstraw., who has ridden to the aid of the Department of Transport to help drive up awareness of its summer safety Think Bike, Think Biker campaign

Birmingham paralegal helps Department of Transport promote its 'Think Bike, Think Biker' campaign

Ms Rackstraw, a paralegal at the national law firm Clarke Willmott, is a motorcycle fanatic

Pictured are Mark Abrol, Leenamari Aantaa-Collier and John Hughes from the Wilkes Partnership

Wilkes Partnership strengthens planning team

Aantaa-Collier has extensive legal experience in planning and law and litigation after working for Stratford-on-Avon District Council, The Law Society and in private practice

Mark Green, Claire-Elaine Arthurs and Andrew Moodie, who have joined Davies and Partners Solicitors

Trio of hires boosts Davies and Partners Solicitors' Birmingham team

Claire-Elaine Arthurs is one of those joining the firm to head up its dedicated property litigation unit

Mohammed Zaman QC, who has joined No5 Chambers

New silk joins No5 Chambers

Mohammed Zaman QC is also a registered practitioner of the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Lilly Sutton (left) from The Shakespeare Hospice and Rob Minton (right) from Tempo Events with some of the team of runners from Lodders Solicitors who are taking part in the Stratford upon Avon 10k event

Lodders marks fifth year of Stratford-upon-Avon Big 10k race sponsorship

Around 1,000 runners are expected to sign up for the event on September 14 which has Shakespeare Hospice as its charity partner

Videos & Photos

The steel frame of the new Assay Office in Icknield Street

That giant steel frame on Icknield Street? It's the new Assay Office building taking shape

Portrait of Sir Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone exhibition gives snapshot of Brazil's history

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders exhibition at Library of Birmingham ahead of second series

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