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Peter Gate (centre) flanked by Meridian Private Client partners Philip Harrison (left) and Drummond Kerr

Associate hire set to spur further growth at Meridian

The arrival of Peter Gate, an associate at Russell-Cooke for almost five years, is regarded as a significant coup by Meridian partner Philip Harrison

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co achieves turnover of £172 million

David Fennell
The financial picture for the firm was revealed as it announced the results of its legacy firms - Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham - for the financial year to April 2014

Double-digit profit rise for DWF

DWF’s managing partner & CEO, Andrew Leaitherland
Profits increased from £20.8 million in 2012/13 to £25.5 million for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenue rising by two per cent from £188 million to £191 million

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Peter Gate (centre) flanked by Meridian Private Client partners Philip Harrison (left) and Drummond Kerr

Associate hire set to spur further growth at Meridian

The arrival of Peter Gate, an associate at Russell-Cooke for almost five years, is regarded as a significant coup by Meridian partner Philip Harrison

David Fennell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co achieves turnover of £172 million

The financial picture for the firm was revealed as it announced the results of its legacy firms - Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham - for the financial year to April 2014

DWF’s managing partner & CEO, Andrew Leaitherland

Double-digit profit rise for DWF

Profits increased from £20.8 million in 2012/13 to £25.5 million for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenue rising by two per cent from £188 million to £191 million

Cobbetts

Creditors to get 2pc owed following Cobbetts collapse

New report says cost of administration has now topped £1 million with firm days away from liquidation

Stewart Smith, an associate within with mfg Solicitors' agricultural and rural affairs team

mfg Solicitors advises on nursery solar deal

Renewables legal specialists at the firm assisted the owner of Bypass Nurseries on the 25-year lease of the solar park and other legal agreements

Christian Bull, real estate partner at Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve advise on BCU property deal

The 28,000 sq ft purchase is the city's largest office transaction of the year and will be the location for the university’s administrative function and official head office

The Glee Club in the Arcadian Centre, Birmingham

Glee may have to change name when shown in UK

Court decision follows victory in trademark case by Birmingham-based comedy club chain

Paul Wilson, chief executive of Shakespeares

Shakespeares breaks £50m barrier for the first time

Figures for 2013-14 saw it achieve its 19th consecutive record-breaking year, with turnover up by 25 per cent compared to 2012-13

Pinsent Masons' Birmingham office in Colmore Circus

Pinsent Masons advises on Student Hall Fund deal

The deal will see the international property investment manager sell its Student Hall Fund, which comprises 2,904 bedrooms across Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Loughborough

Richard Atkins QC

Richard Atkins QC wins award following Tesco strawberries case

The award comes a result of a successful prosecution of Tesco by Birmingham City Council’s trading department over the pricing of strawberries

Mike Ward with a selection of the promoted staff at Gateley

Growth sees raft of promotions at Gateley

Promotions have spanned the firm's banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution, construction, corporate, employment and real estate teams

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Sector push sees profits rise at SGH Martineau

The Birmingham-based firm, which also has an office in London, posted full-year revenues of £27.5 million and profit of £6.8 million, which it said "exceeded expectations"

Local activist Maxie Hayles and Governor Camille Ade-John with friends of Kajans Hospitality & Catering Studio College, in Aston, protest over its threatened closure

Protesters in legal bid to halt food college closure

Birmingham catering college facing closure pledges to take legal action against the Department for Education

QualitySolicitors Talbots’ Peter Adkins

Lawyer plays key role in Wolverhampton's Casino 36 scheme

QualitySolicitors Talbots’ Peter Adkins acted on behalf of Casino 36 during the two-year process that has successfully seen the company awarded one of just eight small casino licences in the UK

David Ryan, managing partner at Pinsent Masons

Profit and turnover up as Pinsent Masons' growth continues

Pinsent Masons' preliminary unaudited financial results saw profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 4.5 per cent, up to £405,000 from £387,000 last year

Chris Cook, associate solicitor in Harrison Clark Rickerbys' corporate team

Harrison Clark Rickerbys advises Angels4Angels in investment deal

Law firm supports investment in Premier Employer Solutions which is planning to increase product range with Angels4Angels' backing

DLA Piper corporate partner Jim Lavery

DLA Piper advises GVA on sale to Bilfinger

Independent commercial property consultant has merged with real estate arm of the global engineering group

DBS Law celebrates winning the Big Tick in the Business in the Community category at the Responsible Business Awards 2014 for its Clock on to Safety initiative. Pictured are Sian Morris, Sam Higgins, Rupy Sandhu, Sam Zaffer and Neeru Karra

DBS Law lands national award for road safety initiative

DBS Law won the Big Tick in the 'Business in the Community' category for its 'Clock on to Safety' initiative

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Cos Richard Goold, who has been named in Financial News first FinTech40

FinTech accolade for Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co lawyer

Entrants had to be based in Europe, the Middle East or Africa and display influence and innovation in the finTech ecosystem

Barristers from St Ives Chambers using Twitter to promote the chambers' profile. Kevin Saunders is on his iPad

St Ives celebrates Chambers & Partners Bar Guide record

Although the 2015 Chambers & Partners directory is not due to be released until later in the year, St Ives Chambers has been notified 18 members have been selected as leaders in their field in the UK Bar Guide

Videos & Photos

Visitors enjoy live entertainment at Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

Record numbers attend Colmore Business District Food Festival

John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

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