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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

QualitySolicitors Talbots boost management team

Emma Cromarty and Rachel Pardoe, who have been taken on as HR manager and practice director at QualitySolicitors Talbots
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 solicitor claims honours in Midlands Family Business Awards

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

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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

Construction litigation partner Vijay Bange has joined Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office

Construction litigation partner relocates to Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office

Mr Bange will be leading the firm’s regional construction litigation practice from its Birmingham base

DLA Piper team advises Dignity on bond issue

Sutton Coldfield funeral services firm issued the bond which saw £64 million to shareholders and a reduction in debt service costs

Cheryl McSheen-Bailey and Jade Cranch who have joined Enoch Evans

New recruits bolster Enoch Evans' growth plans

The appointments of Cheryl McSheen-Bailey and Jade Cranch come as the firm celebrates its 130th year in existence

Shakil Najib, who has joined Birmingham set No5 Chambers

Commercial and chancery barrister Shakil Najib joins No5 Chambers

Mr Najib, who was called to the Bar in 1999, will be a member of the commercial & chancery, international and public law groups

Jon Croxford, who has been promoted to the role of partner at Meridian Private Client

ABS move sees non-lawyer appointed as partner at Meridian Private Client

Chartered tax adviser Jon Croxford, who joined Meridian in June as a director, is a specialist in personal tax planning

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