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From left: Broadcaster and BYPY 2017 host Colin Murray, BYPY 2017 winner Michael Parker and Steve Hollis chairman of Birmingham Metropolitan College and BYPY sponsor

Property consultant named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

Michael Parker took home top prize at the 17th annual running of awards dedicated to the city's professional services sector

Cadbury wins latest trademark battle with Nestlé

Swiss group has tried to protect the distinctive shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar but fails in the Court of Appeal

Mark Beardmore, senior office partner in Birmingham with law firm Eversheds Sutherland (extreme right), with some of the new partners at the firm

Eversheds strengthens senior team

Law firm makes series of promotions and appointments to bolster its teams at Birmingham office

From left: Lucinda Baker, Elaine Fisher, Emilie Darwin, Claire Leyshon and Jenny Raymond

Partner promotions at Harrison Clark

Five step up to partnership at West Midlands law firm

Thompsons Solicitors is moving to Embassy House

Law firm finds new Birmingham home

Thompsons Solicitors will relocate to new base in Colmore Business District

From left: Paul Tucker, Fiona Ashworth, Lesley Anderson, Nigel Poole and Sam Karim of Kings Chambers

New senior team at Kings Chambers

Barristers appointed to top roles at chambers following recent recruitment of new head

Law firms end merger talks

Weightmans and Ward Hadaway decide they are now pursuing a tie up because future strategies are not 'sufficiently aligned'

Cairo Nickolls, Beth Fitzpatrick, Linden Thomas, David Seaton, Matthew Cannan, Daniel Griffith.

John Sergeant hosts Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Lawyers gathered for the annual Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Paul Forrest, West Midlands Economic Forum; Fiona Thomson, DLA Piper, Mark Rogers, Jane Kemp, DLA Piper; Nigel Driffield, Warwick Business School.

DLA hosts breakfast event to discuss impact of Brexit

DLA Piper Birmingham hosted a breakfast briefing to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on the West Midlands.

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

'Quiet confidence' among Birmingham firms - report

But Greater Birmingham's business leaders call for the Government to create better economic conditions following triggering of Article 50

Nigel Poole is the new head of Kings Chambers

New chief at Kings Chambers

Nigel Poole steps up to the top role after 13 years with Birmingham-based civil barristers' set

Children's hospital chief and wine merchant scoop top business awards

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce names Loki Wines shop as business of the year

The Lone Wolf sign

Birmingham pub blasts BrewDog after u-turn on Lone Wolf trademark threat

After being 'bullied'  by BrewDog over trademark infringement, siblings Joshua and Sallie McFadyen from Sheldon, spent thousands on rebranding from Lone Wolf to The Wolf bar

Who will join 2016 champion Abby Corfan on the list of BYPY winners?

BYPY 2017 finalists unveiled

Shortlist announced for annual celebration of young talent in Birmingham's professional services community

Ian Barnes is the new chairman of BPS Birmingham

BPS Birmingham appoints new chairman

Networking group recruits tax partner from Deloitte to lead organisation for the next two years

Gowling WLG has expanded its partnership at Two Snowhill

Gowling expands top team with three new partners

Trio join partnership at historic Birmingham law firm plus a round up of other appointments from the West Midlands legal sector

Phil Shiner

Disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner who brought false claims against Iraq War veterans declared BANKRUPT

The 60-year-old was struck off in February after being found to have acted dishonestly in bringing murder and torture claims against British Iraq War veterans

Chris Owen collects his lifetime achievement award at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2017

Legal 'legend' given lifetime award by Birmingham Law Society

Chris Owen's 50-year career recognised at last night's ceremony as West Midlands legal sector is celebrated at annual awards

New partners at law firm Wright Hassall (from left): Mary Rouse, senior partner Richard Lane, managing partner Sarah Perry, Iain Colville, Hannah Carey, Mercedes King-Jones and Lucie Byron

Partner promotions at Wright Hassall

Warwickshire law firm adds five new faces to its partnership

Phil Shiner

Birmingham lawyer accused of hounding British soldiers who served in Iraq struck off

He had previously admitted nine allegations of acting without integrity, including “cold calling” potential Iraqi clients.

Videos & Photos

Sumitra Oliver, Ben Hunt, CDI Group; Nickey Parmar, Andrew Knight, Service Birmingham.

CDI Group marks 30th anniversary with celebration

Darron's Fancy at Original Patty Men

Iconic burger place Original Patty Men to open bar and bakery

Speakers - Tom Francis, JLL; David Smith, Strata Real Estae/IPF; Nick Riley, Whittam Cox Architecs; Phillip Hillman, JLL; Allan Wilson, JLL.

IPF seminar puts spotlight on accommodation for students

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