‘Project Sky’ is aiming to achieve an improved gender balance in the firm’s partnership and senior leadership team by removing barriers preventing women to progress to the highest levels within the business.
Entrepreneur Lawrence Barton was taken to court by Nigel Martin-Smith, whose company owned a nightspot in Manchester called “Bar Queer”, over claims a venue set up in Birmingham called “Queer Street” was an infringement of its trademark
The Higgs team, led by Nick Taylor and supported by Jamie Partington, worked closely with the UK directors of the Tamworth-based industrial coatings business Impreglon UK on its purchase of Optical Coating Technologies for an undisclosed sum.
Mr Justice Morgan made his comments at the end of a retrial in the High Court sitting in Birmingham between well-known businessmen Laurence Reddy and Allan Sartori over a piece of pavement outside the Rocket Club in Broad Street
Four high street law firms in Birmingham, as well as practices in Wolverhampton, Coventry and Redditch, are among those forced to wind down following a purge by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
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