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Tom Rush, Gateley

BYPY 2015: Tom Rush, Gateley

Our Q&As with the 2015 BYPY finalists now takes a look at the legal award and meets Tom Rush from Gateley

Harrison Clark Rickerbys awarded Lexcel status

Barbara Marsh, Lexcel, and Harrison Clark Rickerbys partner Caroline Irvine
Lexcel-accredited practices undergo independent assessments every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management

Trowers & Hamlins reinforces Malaysian presence

Kuala Lumpur
The licence, which was approved by the Malaysian Bar Council, will allow Trowers & Hamlins to operate independently in Malaysia and advise on international legal issues, subject to certain restrictions

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Tom Rush, Gateley

BYPY 2015: Tom Rush, Gateley

Our Q&As with the 2015 BYPY finalists now takes a look at the legal award and meets Tom Rush from Gateley

Barbara Marsh, Lexcel, and Harrison Clark Rickerbys partner Caroline Irvine

Harrison Clark Rickerbys awarded Lexcel status

Lexcel-accredited practices undergo independent assessments every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management

Kuala Lumpur

Trowers & Hamlins reinforces Malaysian presence

The licence, which was approved by the Malaysian Bar Council, will allow Trowers & Hamlins to operate independently in Malaysia and advise on international legal issues, subject to certain restrictions

Derek Bambury, senior partner at Browne Jacobson

Seven partner promotions at Browne Jacobson

The promotions take effect from May 1 and include five lawyers based at the firm’s Birmingham office

Andrew Glaze, a partner in the corporate finance team at SGH Martineau

SGH Martineau's corporate finance team advises Keycom on takeover

Keycom was formerly a listed company which meant the transaction was governed by the provisions of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Associate Peter Gate, solicitor Vicki Bennett and partner Philip Harrison from Meridian Private Client

Merdian passes the £1m mark for the first time

Meridian, which specialises in estate and long-term tax planning for individuals and families, has reported sales of £1,000,526, an increase of five per cent compared with the previous year’s figure

Robert Judge Rinder, Lord Justice Leveson, Lady Rae and Mr Mark Mulholland QC with the Steiner Academy Hereford team and St Philips' barrister Simon Ward

Birmingham barrister helps Midland school reach final of mock trial competition

Winners from the UK regional heats gathered in Edinburgh to contest the final

Kam Johal, corporate partner at FBC Manby Bowdler

FBC Manby Bowdler advises Newell Palmer Group on latest acquisition

The Midland IFA, which was established in 1993, has three principal offices across the Midlands in Wolverhampton, Bromsgrove and Nuneaton and employs 120 staff

Caroline Coates, executive partner for DWF in Birmingham

DWF's Caroline Coates joins Office for Legal Complaints

Ms Coates joins as a non-lay member to support the administration of the Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales

Joanne Herbert, associate and head of commercial and residential property at Alsters Kelley

Alsters Kelley appoints head of commercial and residential property

Joanne Herbert qualified as a chartered legal executive in 1996

Julie Burn, Michelle Monnes-Thomas and Katherine Lloyd, the new community care team at FBC Manby Bowdler

FBC Manby Bowdler creates community care team in wake of Care Act

The firm says it has made the move in response to major changes that will stem from the introduction of the Care Act and an expected upsurge in enquiries

Roy Grist (left) and Garon Anthony from Squire Patton Boggs

Partner promotions at Squire Patton Boggs

Mr Anthony specialises in commercial litigation work, with a particular focus on resolving disputes in the financial services industry, acting for organisations subject to regulatory investigations

Barker Brettell patent partner Jenny Atkinson

Barker Brettell secures place on patent panel for University of Oxford's Isis Innovation

The appointment follows a competitive tender process launched late last year by Isis Innovation – the research and technology commercialisation arm of the University of Oxford

Barrister Simon Ward with the Steiner Academy Hereford team competing in the final of the Citizenship Foundations Bar Mock Trial competition

Birmingham barrister supports students in national law competition bid

Mr Ward, who is based at St Philips Chambers, has been guiding 15 year 10 students from Steiner Academy Hereford, who will be competing in the national final of the Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial competition

Paul Firth, Irwin Mitchell's national head of real estate

Irwin Mitchell secures place on Carillion's legal network

The deal means the law firm’s specialist lawyers will provide support on the company’s property and developments work

Some of the Mills & Reeve team doing the Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Mills & Reeve signs up to Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Team of 36 from city law firm to take on run in May in aid of Birmingham Crisis Centre

New recruits Charlotte Kelly, Veronica DuQuesnay and Carly Robinson with Kerwoods partner Jan Thompson

Kerwoods Solicitors welcomes three new recruits

It has recruited Veronica Du’Quesnay as head of residential conveyancing, Charlotte Kelly as an associate handling probate, trusts, wills and elderly client affairs and Carly Robinson as a legal assistant

Steve Allen, head of the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve, with new recruit Claire O'Brien

Intellectual property expert joins Mills & Reeve

Claire O’Brien, formerly director of the IP team at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, specialises in contentious intellectual property matters

mfg Solicitors launches taxation team

The team, which is based at the firm’s Adam House headquarters in Kidderminster, will be headed up by tax expert Stephen Meredith who has also been promoted to partner

Bernard Shepherd received a lifetime achievement award at last night's Birmingham Law Society Awards

Eversheds claims honours in Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

The Colmore Row firm, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, was crowned Law Firm of the Year at the annual event at the International Convention Centre

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BBC at the Mailbox in Birmingham

Calls for more Midland BBC spending after SNP's £100m-a-year demands

HSBC has now signed the deal to forward purchase 2 Arena Central

HSBC completes deal for Arena Central HQ

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line updated

SNP vows to start HS2 in Scotland, not Birmingham

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