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Birmingham pub blasts BrewDog after u-turn on Lone Wolf trademark threat

After being 'bullied'  by BrewDog over trademark infringement, siblings Joshua and Sallie McFadyen from Sheldon, spent thousands on rebranding from Lone Wolf to The Wolf bar

Who will join 2016 champion Abby Corfan on the list of BYPY winners?

BYPY 2017 finalists unveiled

Shortlist announced for annual celebration of young talent in Birmingham's professional services community

Ian Barnes is the new chairman of BPS Birmingham

BPS Birmingham appoints new chairman

Networking group recruits tax partner from Deloitte to lead organisation for the next two years

Gowling WLG has expanded its partnership at Two Snowhill

Gowling expands top team with three new partners

Trio join partnership at historic Birmingham law firm plus a round up of other appointments from the West Midlands legal sector

Phil Shiner

Disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner who brought false claims against Iraq War veterans declared BANKRUPT

The 60-year-old was struck off in February after being found to have acted dishonestly in bringing murder and torture claims against British Iraq War veterans

Chris Owen collects his lifetime achievement award at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2017

Legal 'legend' given lifetime award by Birmingham Law Society

Chris Owen's 50-year career recognised at last night's ceremony as West Midlands legal sector is celebrated at annual awards

New partners at law firm Wright Hassall (from left): Mary Rouse, senior partner Richard Lane, managing partner Sarah Perry, Iain Colville, Hannah Carey, Mercedes King-Jones and Lucie Byron

Partner promotions at Wright Hassall

Warwickshire law firm adds five new faces to its partnership

Phil Shiner

Birmingham lawyer accused of hounding British soldiers who served in Iraq struck off

He had previously admitted nine allegations of acting without integrity, including “cold calling” potential Iraqi clients.

Matt Wistow has joined Talbots as its first business development director

Black Country law firm targets £12m with new hire

Firm appoints first ever business development director has it bids to add a further £2m in fees during 2017

Winners at the 2016 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Birmingham Law Society unveils 2017 awards shortlist

Find out here if your colleague or firm has been nominated in this year's awards

New laws to bring driverless cars to UK roads

Transport Secretary says legislation is needed to make it clear who's responsible if a driverless car crashes

West Midlands Police Commissioner buries hatchet with former deputy

PCC David Jamieson and Yvonne Mosquito reach an 'amicable' settlement almost a year after her suspension for misconduct during a murder inquiry

Sponsorship deal for Drive Midlands

Mills & Reeve signs up as only legal partner for investment programme aimed at driving success in automotive supply chain

Eversheds recruits new partner to Birmingham team

Adam Fisher is a new partner in the law firm's litigation team and brings experience of handling a wide range of commercial disputes

Last ditch legal attempt to block green belt housing in Sutton Coldfield

Project Fields group consulting lawyers over a potential judicial review of the decision to release green belt land for development

More delays to the University of Birmingham's new £55m sport centre were announced in December

Review of 2016 - December: £55m sport centre delayed, overhaul for art gallery and German bierkeller in Broad Street

The University of Birmingham's new swimming pool and sport centre was beset by even more delays during December while a city art gallery was poised for a major renovation programme

John Crabtree is the new Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands

Former lawyer named Queen's representative in West Midlands

The man currently leading a panel scrutinising the affairs of Birmingham City Council is the new Lord-Lieutenant in the region

Land Rover Defender

Jaguar Land Rover wins trademark battle over Defender

Luxury car maker takes action against a Canadian company which named its new off-road vehicle Defender

November heard the news that a Legoland Discovery Centre was set to open in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - November: Legoland attraction coming to Birmingham, end of Monaco House and Monarch airport jobs

It emerged during November that family favourite Legoland was planning to open a new discovery centre at the Barclaycard Arena while city eyesore Monaco House could finally be coming down

Hamleys announced it was coming to Birmingham city centre in October

Review of 2016 - October: Hamleys toy stores, Michelin stars and local TV

Legendary toy retailer Hamleys announced in October it was planning to open a concession stand in House of Fraser while Solihull was awarded its first Michelin star

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Steven Knight in Birmingham, 2014

Peaky Blinders founder: This is why Channel 4 should come to Birmingham

St Andrew's

How much is St Andrew's worth? This is what Birmingham International Holdings report says

Why the north cannot be the answer for Channel 4

In This Week's Paper


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