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Michael Fallon

Defence secretary: Birmingham law firm's claims of Iraqi torture are 'baseless"

Public Interest Lawyers is representing some “extremely serious” claims made about the British military

Trio of partner promotions at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Robert Capper, Claire Thompson, Rob Cobley, David Bayliss and Jonathan Brew from Harrison Clark Rickerbys
It brings the total number of partners at the firm to 59 across its six offices in Birmingham, Cheltenham, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Thames Valley and Worceste

Shoosmiths team advises ERIKS UK on Timken deal

Martin Letza, corporate partner at Shoosmiths' Birmingham office
ERIKS UK is a part of ERIKS NV, an international industrial service provider offering a range of mechanical engineering components and associated technical and logistics services

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Michael Fallon

Defence secretary: Birmingham law firm's claims of Iraqi torture are 'baseless"

Public Interest Lawyers is representing some “extremely serious” claims made about the British military

Robert Capper, Claire Thompson, Rob Cobley, David Bayliss and Jonathan Brew from Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Trio of partner promotions at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

It brings the total number of partners at the firm to 59 across its six offices in Birmingham, Cheltenham, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Thames Valley and Worceste

Martin Letza, corporate partner at Shoosmiths' Birmingham office

Shoosmiths team advises ERIKS UK on Timken deal

ERIKS UK is a part of ERIKS NV, an international industrial service provider offering a range of mechanical engineering components and associated technical and logistics services

Habib Ullah, Michael Bates, Harinder Bahra, Sue Bent, Judy Parkinson, Shahina Choudhury, Lord Willy Bach (Shadow Attorney General), Tony Huq and Abrosh Miah at Birmingham Community Law Centre

Birmingham Community Law Centre marks first anniversary

Coventry Law Centre established the new law centre service for Birmingham towards the end of 2013 in the wake of the closure of Birmingham’s only remaining law centre

David Lodder, partner, Lodders Solicitors

Lodders Solicitors partner appointed to RPA appeals panel

David Lodder is one of only three practising lawyers to join the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel out of 36 new recruits

Stephen Outhwaite, who has joined Thomas Horton LLP Solicitors as head of matrimonial services

Thomas Horton appoints new head of matrimonial services

Mr Outhwaite, who is from Solihull, brings extensive experience to the role and is keen to further expand the firm’s family and childcare divisions.

Birmingham-based Shoosmiths' senior associate Hayley Saunders

Shoosmiths shortlisted in Women in Compliance Awards

The Shoosmiths team, which was a finalist last year, was selected from more than 250 entries for the awards

Andrew Chandler and Robert Weston of mfg Solicitors

Specialist joins mfg Solicitors' contentious probate team

Andrew Chandler, who is experienced in a range of matters including validity of wills and fraud claims, has joined from the Birmingham office of DAC Beachcroft

John Cleland, who has been elected as managing partner for Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons elects new managing partner

Mr Cleland joined the firm as a partner in 1997 and is currently head of financial institutions, covering banking, restructuring and financial regulatory

Bernard Shepherd

Bernard Shepherd joins Clark Brookes Turner Cary

Mr Shepherd was law society president from 2009 to 2010 and also the president of  the West Midland Association of Law Societies from 2010 to 2012

Claire Clarke and Justin Ripman, managing partner and senior partner at Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve appoint new managing partner and senior partner

Mr Ripman and Ms Clarke, who have served on the Mills & Reeve board since June 2012, will take over from Mark Jeffries and Guy Hinchley respectively in June next year

Lodders Solicitors' new recruits Lauren Pearson and Michael Brook

Lodders Solicitors appoint new staff and unveil professional development initiatives

Michael Brook has joined the agricultural and estates team and Lauren Pearson has been appointed paralegal in the real estate team

Ian Smit from Shakespeares

Shakespeares sign-up Quiss Technology for IT training deal

The decision to outsource training was prompted by the firm’s recent growth and the need to integrate all parts of the businesses into Shakespeares’ developing systems

David Jackson from Shoosmiths with his Client Partner of the Year award and David Baddiel, who hosted the British Legal Awards

Shoosmiths' partner triumphs at British Legal Awards

Mr Jackson, head of the technology, media & commercial practice at Shoosmiths, received the award following feedback from clients

Jane Salmon, Tom Evans and Mandeep Landra from Thursfields Solicitors

New recruits join Thursfields Solicitors

Tom Evans joins as an associate solicitor in the firm’s wills and probate department, with Mandeep Landra and Jane Salmon joining the residential & commercial property and family departments respectively

Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards winners. Front: Ekateriha Wild (DWF), Jane Plant (Weightmans), Hayley Simonds (Mills & Reeeve), Pam Sanghera (The Family Firm Solicitors), Victoria Garrad (Gateley). Middle: Sam Harris (Weightmans), Caroline Coates (DWF), David Ho (Christien Lee & Co), Richard Adkins (St Philips). Back : Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers), Dean Parnell (Sydney Mitchell), Martin Allsopp (BLS president), Anthony Collins.

Last call for Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Today is the final day for award entries, with the event taking place at Birmingham’s ICC on March 19 2015

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

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