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David Varnham will lead Mills & Reeve's banking team in Birmingham

New Birmingham banking chief at Mills & Reeve

David Varnham joins from London office of Allen & Overy as firm looks to grow banking sector in the city

Global turmoil bites in 2016 Birmingham Post Rich List

Exporters hit in the pocket while property magnates cash in as we reveal the annual countdown of the region's highest earners

Lodders Care & Capacity team based at the Henley in Arden office, L-R, John Hunter, Sofia Tayton, Lauren Watson and Helen Rowett.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: Why an LPA is good for business

You can use an LPA to appoint attorneys to deal with business matters and ensure business continuity in the event of your being unable to work

Karen Moores of Sydney Mitchell

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: Improper disclosure of wealth in divorce proceedings

Where there is material deception in disclosing the true value of assets during divorce proceedings, the courts are likely to order the settlements to be reconsidered.

Inger Anson, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

New corporate partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Inger Anson makes a return to the West Midlands having previously worked for the practice for seven years

Mark Anderson and Paul Bleasdale of No5 Chambers

Mark Anderson takes top role at No5 Chambers

Mr Anderson will take over from Paul Bleasdale in the role when his term of office expires at the end of the month

Deborah Meaden is fronting a campaign to celebrate local businesses

Post winners up for national business awards

Dragons' Den star Meaden to front campaign in conjunction with Local Business Accelerators which could see a Birmingham Post Business Award winner crowned a national champion

Guests enjoy dinner during Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2015

BYPY to launch for entries

Event at Hotel la Tour next month will mark the start of the annual celebration of the city's upcoming business talent

Irwin Mitchell completes merger to create £250m behemoth

The firm has merged with Thomas Eggar, creating an operation with 15 locations with nearly 300 partners

Andrew Woolman, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and John Wadsworth, managing director of Wadsworths Solicitors

Wadsworths Solicitors eyes expansion with Lloyds Bank support

New finance deal will support Solihull-based law firm's plans to add a second office and grow its headcount

Birmingham lawyer Stacey Cockbill has become a tae kwon do champion

Birmingham lawyer becomes British tae kwon do champion

Stacey Cockbill from Mills & Reeve won at the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) British Championships

Andy Raynor, chief executive of Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau merges with London law firm

Expansion drive continues and adds a new team to practice's presence in the capital

Martyn Morgan has died aged 60

Head of Black Country law firm dies aged 60

Martyn Morgan took over QualitySolicitors Talbots in 1991 and built the practice up to employ nearly 200 staff

Hannah Robbins has been promoted to partner at DWF

Partner promotions at DWF

Plus other appointments from the legal sector with six new faces at Thursfields and a new head of agriculture and landed estates at Lodders

Managing partner of Freeths Richard Beverley (left) and partner Lee Clifford

Freeths finds new Birmingham home

Law firm will move to new 8,000 sq ft home in Colmore Business District as it eyes further expansion in the city

Dani Saveker, founder of Families in Business

Families in Business appoints Gorvins as approved adviser

The move marks the first professional services firm to join since FiB joined Shirlaws last month

Gary Davison, managing director at QualitySolicitors Davisons (left) and Jason Nash, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

QualitySolicitors Davisons establishes city centre presence with Colmore Row office

The new flagship branch on Colmore Row is the firm’s first in the city centre

Amanda Hanmore, who has joined Trowers & Hamlins as a partner

Trowers & Hamlins launches commercial property practice

Amanda Hanmore was formerly a partner at Knights Solicitors where she led the firm’s real estate development team

Richard Honick, legal counsel at London & Cambridge Properties

London & Cambridge Properties appoints legal counsel

Richard Honick joins the existing legal team based at the company’s Millbank Tower offices in London

Andy Woolman, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Martin Priest, GloverPriest Solicitors

250-year-old law firm Argyles acquired by GloverPriest

Argyles is believed to be one of the oldest law firms in the country

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Paul Mourton, Get A-Head trustee; Tom Bromwich, Get A-Head chairman

Get A-Head's annual ball raises thousands for cancer charity

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Pictures: New mosque will unite wider community, architect claims

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor