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Dapa co-founders (from left) Daniel Mumford, Rob Burton and Brad Carman with company of the year sponsor Ian Cornice, from JLL

Interior designer Dapa crowned company of the year at Post Business Awards

Oldbury firm founded in a kitchen in 2009 has gone from strength to strength as lifetime achievement recognise EH Smith chairman Ken Smith

Supreme Court victory for Mills & Reeve insurance team

Neil Frankland, a partner in the insurance team at Mills & Reeve
Defending Stafford law firm Mark Redler & Co Solicitors, Mills & Reeve succeeded in changing centuries of law relating to equitable compensation for breach of trust by a solicitor

Browne Jacobson partner becomes president of Forum of Insurance Lawyers

Browne Jacobson partner Nick Parsons, who has been elected the new president of FOIL (the Forum of Insurance Lawyers)
Mr Parsons, who is head of the insurance and public risk team at the law firm, specialises in defending multi-claimant, large scale negligence actions against local authorities and their social services’ teams

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Dapa co-founders (from left) Daniel Mumford, Rob Burton and Brad Carman with company of the year sponsor Ian Cornice, from JLL

Interior designer Dapa crowned company of the year at Post Business Awards

Oldbury firm founded in a kitchen in 2009 has gone from strength to strength as lifetime achievement recognise EH Smith chairman Ken Smith

Neil Frankland, a partner in the insurance team at Mills & Reeve

Supreme Court victory for Mills & Reeve insurance team

Defending Stafford law firm Mark Redler & Co Solicitors, Mills & Reeve succeeded in changing centuries of law relating to equitable compensation for breach of trust by a solicitor

Browne Jacobson partner Nick Parsons, who has been elected the new president of FOIL (the Forum of Insurance Lawyers)

Browne Jacobson partner becomes president of Forum of Insurance Lawyers

Mr Parsons, who is head of the insurance and public risk team at the law firm, specialises in defending multi-claimant, large scale negligence actions against local authorities and their social services’ teams

Jonathan Brew, Chris Herford, Emme Kent, Rachel Nolloth, Charlotte Avery and Robert Capper from Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Harrison Clark Rickerbys launch awards to recognise trainees

The firm’s trainees were judged on several criteria, including dependability, enthusiasm and excellence in their fields

Black Country Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Business of the Year Voestalpine Metsec with category sponsor University of Wolverhampton

Black Country chamber names Voestalpine Metsec business of the year

Oldbury manufacturer was one of seven winners at the annual awards which recognised customer service and international trade among other categories

Christine Patterson, partner at Shakespeares’ Birmingham office

Shakespeares staff aim to raise awareness of early intervention during Family Dispute Resolution Week

Family Dispute Resolution Week is a national initiative organised by family law organisation, Resolution

Emma Cromarty and Rachel Pardoe, who have been taken on as HR manager and practice director at QualitySolicitors Talbots

QualitySolicitors Talbots boost management team

The firm, which has seven offices across the Black Country and Worcestershire, has taken on Emma Cromarty and Rachel Pardoe as HR manager and practice director respectively

Else Solicitors Jonathan Tyson is the Midlands Leading Adviser to Family Businesses 2014

Else solicitor claims honours in Midlands Family Business Awards

Jonathan Tyson, associate and head of corporate & commercial at Else, won the Leading Adviser to Family Business Award in recognition of the advice he provides to family businesses

Thursfields solicitor Stuart Price

Thursfields targets technology entertainment and media sectors with new team

Stuart Price, the solicitor leading the new team started working with clients in the music industry in 2001

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB Hatch Chartered Accountants

Growth continues for HCB Group

Atter Mackenzie, a 29-year-old well-established legal firm, will be the 11th independent business to come under the HCB umbrella

Barrister Michael Stephens, who has joined Kings Chambers

Seasoned arbitrator joins Kings Chambers

Michael Stephens was called to the Bar in 1983 and has particular interests in commercial and construction law

Diane Taylor, Claire Holland, Amelia Carter, Chris Holder, Jessica Beddows, and Phillipa Bruce-Kerr, of Harrison Clark Rickerbys' older and vulnerable clients team

Harrison Clark Rickerbys establishes older and vulnerable clients team

The new team will offer specialist advice on issues ranging from dementia to setting up special trusts for those receiving compensation awards

Gavin Faber, the new wills, trust and estates disputes partner at Irwin Mitchell

New partner joins Irwin Mitchell

Mr Faber joins Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office’s wills, trusts and estates disputes team led by Paula Myers who joined the firm earlier in 2014

Citygrove Securities and its subsidiary Albemarle Developments' redevelopment of Telfords town centre

Shoosmiths team advises Citygrove Securities on Telford town centre redevelopment

Citygrove was selected by Telford and Wrekin Council as development partner for the leisure element of the wider £250 million regeneration of Southwater Square

Browne Jacobson's Laura Liversedge, Emmett Maginn and Fiona Brownsword

Trio of appointments boosts Browne Jacobson's healthcare team

Litigation and advocacy lawyer Emmett Maginn from Coventry Law Centre is joined by former Plexus Law litigation lawyer Fiona Brownsword and newly qualified solicitor Laura Liversedge, who trained at Berrymans Lace Mawer

The stretch of Alum Rock Road, including number 712, where AKZ Solicitors was based

Second solicitor from AKZ Solicitors struck off

Zia Latif was struck off at a hearing in a case brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

David Stevenson, commercial services group head and corporate partner at Shakespeares

Family businesses should embrace outside talent says specialist from Shakespeares

The latest research from Families in Business has revealed that 70 per cent of family businesses in the UK admit to having no formal succession plan in place and rely solely on members of the family to pick up the baton

Mfg Solicitors' Valerie-Robinson, Stephen-Meredith and Maynard Burton

Tax consultant joins mfg Solicitors

Stephen Meredith, an inheritance tax, capital gains and succession planning expert, has joined the firm as a tax consultant

Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City FC

Pinsent Masons lawyers advise on Ricoh Arena deal

The deal will see Wasps relocate their home games to the Ricoh Arena from December 2014

Pinsent Masons' new recruits with Tom Johnson, partner and head of the Birmingham property team

Pinsent Masons recruits eight lawyers to real estate team

The new recruits have been recruited both externally and from within the company

Videos & Photos

A computer-generated image of the urban room at the redeveloped Mailbox

Hugo Boss returns as Mailbox Birmingham lets two-thirds of space

Dapa co-founders (from left) Daniel Mumford, Rob Burton and Brad Carman with company of the year sponsor Ian Cornice, from JLL

Interior designer Dapa crowned company of the year at Post Business Awards

Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on

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