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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeares to relocate across Birmingham after SGH Martineau merger

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Merger sees Cartwright King establish North West presence

Rupert Hawke, new managing director at Cartwright King
The deal, which takes effect from July 1, sees Cartwright King add offices in Manchester and Bolton

Alistair MacDonald QC appointed as High Court Judge

Alistair MacDonald QC
Mr MacDonald will take the customary oath of allegiance and the judicial oath at a swearing-in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on June 3 at the Royal Courts of Justice

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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeares to relocate across Birmingham after SGH Martineau merger

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Rupert Hawke, new managing director at Cartwright King

Merger sees Cartwright King establish North West presence

The deal, which takes effect from July 1, sees Cartwright King add offices in Manchester and Bolton

Alistair MacDonald QC

Alistair MacDonald QC appointed as High Court Judge

Mr MacDonald will take the customary oath of allegiance and the judicial oath at a swearing-in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on June 3 at the Royal Courts of Justice

Kevin Harris-James, Anna Taylor, Lucy Barr and Tabatha Quinney

Harrison Clark Rickerbys appoints new Birmingham head of office

Ms Barr, who works within the law firm’s family team, has also been promoted from senior associate to partner

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Steve Allen of Mills & Reeve and Jeffries Briginshaw, chief executive officer of BABC

Steve Allen becomes president of British American Business Council

The BABC, which has its secretariat in New York, is the largest transatlantic business network, with 20 chapters and more than 2,000 member companies based in business centres throughout North America and the United Kingdom

Eversheds lawyer Gemma Curtis

Tributes as leading Birmingham lawyer Gemma Curtis dies suddenly aged 37

Award-winning lawyer described as an “adoring mummy” by her devastated family

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co wins Fujitsu brief

Law firm's appointment puts a further pension arrangement operated by the UK subsidiary of Japanese company under its legal guidance

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB Hatch Chartered Accountants

HCB continues its expansion with North West tie-up

Berry and Berry Law is more than 100-years-old with two offices in Walkden and Whitefield staffed by a team of local solicitors and 14 staff.  The move brings HCB’s office total to 23 throughout the UK, and strengthens its presence in the North West

Rebecca Leask has been promoted to partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Partner promotion in Harrison Clark Rickerbys' health and social care team

Ms Leask, who joined the health and social care team in 2005, has extensive experience acting for providers in the care sector and will lead the firm’s health and social care transactional team

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co experts advise Grid Essence on solar park sales

The first phase involved the sale of the portfolio of solar parks to Capital Stage, a German publicly-listed solar and wind park operator, for £67.7 million

Michael Ward, chief executive of Gateley which is set to float on AIM

Birmingham law firm is first in UK to float on stock exchange

Gateley, which is headquartered in Edmund Street, has confirmed it will float on the London Stock Exchange in a bid to “expand and diversify” its business.

Andrew Davies, Katherine Tippetts, Gary Priest and Maynard Burton, chairman of mfg Solicitors

Trio of partner promotions at mfg Solicitors

Taxation and trust specialist Gary Priest has been promoted to partner within the firm’s private client division

BYPY 2015 winner Katie Kershaw with (from left) host Rachel Riley, Sue Gee from headline sponsor Chiltern Railway and chairman of the judging panel Paul Kehoe

BYPY crowns Katie Kershaw 2015 winner

Judges say Katie Kershaw from Node Urban Design truly embodied what they were looking for and will inspire Birmingham's young professionals

Kathy Toon with Shoosmiths' head of real estate in Birmingham, Jason Jackson

Kathy Toon joins Shoosmiths' real estate team

Kathy Toon’s appointment follows the appointment of retail partner, Ellis Gardner-Browne to Shoosmiths’ Nottingham office from Geldards, where he was head of retail property. Their appointments follow the recruitment of other new starters in the national retail team in recent months

Pinsent Masons receptionist Angela Cooling celebrates 50 years service

Angela Cooling celebrates 50 years at Pinsent Masons

Ms Cooling, a reception team leader for Pinsent Masons’ Birmingham office, joined Pinsent & Co in Spring 1965 as an office junior on £4 a week

Michael Ward, chief exexutice of Gateley which is set to float on AIM

City law firm Gateley set to float on AIM

Move would make the Birmingham-basd practice the first in the UK to trade on the stock exchange

Orlando Casares, president of First Law International

Global law firms gather for annual conference

Over 40 leading legal organisations, clients and VIP’s from across Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East will congregate on May 21 and 22

Gemma Dipple, Higgs & Sons

BYPY 2015: Gemma Dipple, Higgs & Sons

The last of the HR, recruitment and training finalists at 2015 BYPY answers our Q&A

Rachael Urwin, Wesleyan Assurance Society

BYPY 2015: Rachael Urwin, Wesleyan Assurance Society

More Q&As from the HR, recruitment and training finalists at BYPY 2015

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