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Paul Philip, SRA chief executive

Apprenticeships in law set to improve access to legal profession

Apprenticeship standards in law are part of a package of 59 measures announced by David Cameron

Solicitors Regulation Authority to host continuing competence surgery

The Cube, where the SRA has its headquarters
The surgery will provide the opportunity for solicitors to talk to SRA staff one-to-one about its new approach to continuing competence

Ansons Solicitors advises the Avril Group on Kerwood Group acquisition

Ansons Solicitors partner Neil Jones
The Kerfoot Group is a family-led UK group specialising in the packaging and distribution of vegetable and speciality oils

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Paul Philip, SRA chief executive

Apprenticeships in law set to improve access to legal profession

Apprenticeship standards in law are part of a package of 59 measures announced by David Cameron

The Cube, where the SRA has its headquarters

Solicitors Regulation Authority to host continuing competence surgery

The surgery will provide the opportunity for solicitors to talk to SRA staff one-to-one about its new approach to continuing competence

Ansons Solicitors partner Neil Jones

Ansons Solicitors advises the Avril Group on Kerwood Group acquisition

The Kerfoot Group is a family-led UK group specialising in the packaging and distribution of vegetable and speciality oils

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

The FBC Manby Bowdler team with some of the fruit they harvested to donate to good causes

FBC Manby Bowdler staff swap legal briefs for fruit baskets

Solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff collected more than 150 lbs of fruit and vegetables that were donated to charity

Lisa Barge (Head of Litigation), Kirsty White (Fundraiser from NSPCC), David Beswick (Senior Office Partner), Elli Sandbach and Frances O'Neill at Eversheds LLP's Treasure Hunt, held to raise money for the NSPCC.

Law firm unearths some treasure for children's charity

The Birmingham office of Eversheds LLP hosted a treasure hunt to support and raise money for the NSPCC

Andrew Whitehead, Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau reappointed to National Grid panel

Following competitive tender process, a 20-strong team of lawyers based in firm's Birmingham, Stratford and London offices will support the utility company on specialist gas and electricity legal work

Clare Wiseman, who has joined Irwin Mitchells Birmingham team as a family law partner

Family law partner joins Irwin Mitchell's Midlands team

Clare Wiseman has joined Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham team from George Green Solicitors

President of Birmingham Law Society Mushtaq Khan with Hogan Lovells partner and head of its Birmingham-based legal services centre Alan Greenough

Birmingham Law Society signs-up all of Hogan Lovells' city-based lawyers

BLS director of membership Ben Henry said he was "delighted" Hogan Lovells had signed all its lawyers up

William Harrison, assistant solicitor at Thomas Horton

Family lawyer joins Thomas Horton Solicitors

William Harrison, who will be based at the firm’s Worcester office, brings extensive experience to the role

Quality Solicitors Talbots has appointed Paul Furnival to lead the firm’s family law offer

New head of family law for Quality Solicitors Talbots

Quality Solicitors Talbots has appointed Paul Furnival to lead the firm’s family law offer

Lawyer warns over public sector tenders

Lawyer says his client’s case against a public authority offered a series of cautions for contracting authorities to document evaluations correctly

Pro bono Birmingham lawyer wins lorry driver's licence back

A driver was able to get back on the road because of a lawyer who recently joined the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve and No 5 Chambers

David Martin, Thomas Nock Martin Accountants; Martyn Elwell, Central RPL sales director; Rachel Radford, Thomas Nock Martin Accountants; Katie Willems, Higgs & Sons; Gary Morton, Boing Boing CEO and Central RPL managing director; Richard Griffiths, Higgs & Sons; and Jonathan Bicknell, Central RPL sales director

Lawyers on board after Central RPL takeover completed

The corporate team at Higgs & Sons has assisted Boing Boing Group (BBG) on its acquisition of Reliant Products, which trades as Central RPL

Alan Bryce, Steven Jonas and Julia Morgan

Jonas Roy Bloom boosted by addition of Williamson & Soden's criminal practice

The move signals Jonas Roy Bloom’s intention to expand in the criminal and regulatory defence market

Simon Gilmour, who joins Harrison Clark Rickerbys' employment team as a partner

Employment partner joins Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Mr Gilmour has had a 20-year career in employment law

Associate Nick Playford (left) with partners Maynard Burton and Iain Morrison of mfg Solicitors

mfg Solicitors strengthens agricultural team

Nick Playford joins West Midlands law firm to bolster its work within the rural and farming sectors

Jan Thompson, Kerwoods; Ken Jubb, Delphine Powell.

Law firm Kerwoods host summer BBQ

Law firm Kerwoods Solicitors held a summer barbecue for professional colleagues, clients and intermediaries at Redditch Golf Club.

Lawyer Julian Rawstorne, who is retiring after 50 years in the legal profession

Stratford-upon-Avon lawyer Julian Rawstorne retires after 50 years in the profession

What was Rawstorne Heran Solicitors is now part of West Bromwich firm Clark Brookes Turner Cary and trades as CBTC Rawstorne Solicitors

mfg Solicitors' Lisa Kemp, Samantha Haller-Evans, Sally Morris and Chris Piggott (front) with Rachael Watkins and Kate Jones

Partner for mfg Solicitors' employment and HR services division

Chris Piggott has joined mfg and will be based at the firm’s Adam House headquarters in Kidderminster

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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

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