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Pinsent Masons real estate partner Tom Johnson

Pinsent Masons team advises Arena Central Developments on HSBC move

HSBC will forward purchase the 210,000 sq ft 2 Arena Central in Birmingham, which will be the head office of HSBCs new UK ring-fenced bank serving personal and business customers

Clark Brookes Turner Cary to sponsor Halesowen Cricket Club

Halesowen Cricket Club chairman Richard Evans, with Neil Mocroft, Kevin Drew and Omar Sadique of Clark Brookes Turner Cary
As well as injecting a “significant sum” to help support the Birmingham & District League Division Two side, the law firm will also be utilising the club’s facilities to target a part of the Black Country where it has previously had only a minimal presence

DWF to merge with Watmores

Caroline Coates, executive partner for DWF in Birmingham
Expected to complete in May, DWF says the merger will help deliver growth, strengthening its insurance, rail and local authority sector capabilities

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Pinsent Masons real estate partner Tom Johnson

Pinsent Masons team advises Arena Central Developments on HSBC move

HSBC will forward purchase the 210,000 sq ft 2 Arena Central in Birmingham, which will be the head office of HSBCs new UK ring-fenced bank serving personal and business customers

Halesowen Cricket Club chairman Richard Evans, with Neil Mocroft, Kevin Drew and Omar Sadique of Clark Brookes Turner Cary

Clark Brookes Turner Cary to sponsor Halesowen Cricket Club

As well as injecting a “significant sum” to help support the Birmingham & District League Division Two side, the law firm will also be utilising the club’s facilities to target a part of the Black Country where it has previously had only a minimal presence

Caroline Coates, executive partner for DWF in Birmingham

DWF to merge with Watmores

Expected to complete in May, DWF says the merger will help deliver growth, strengthening its insurance, rail and local authority sector capabilities

Rachel Riley will host the 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards next month

Rachel Riley to host BYPY 2015

Countdown star and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant lined up as guest host for 15th anniversary of award ceremony

Ashley Norman, employment partner at Bevan Brittan

Employment partner joins Bevan Brittan's Birmingham team

Ashley Norman’s appointment takes Bevan Brittan’s employment team to four partners, part of a 10 partner-strong litigation, advisory and regulatory practice

Kate Leavesley, Squire Patton Boggs

BYPY 2015: Kate Leavesley, Squire Patton Boggs

More from our 2015 BYPY shortlisted candidates with the final entry from the legal category

Rory Barrett, a director in HCB's restructuring and insolvency department

HCB appoints director to restructuring and insolvency department

Mr Barrett, who is based in the Tunbridge Wells office of HCB, was in at the launch of the department four years ago

Rachel Seaton, Shoosmiths

BYPY 2015: Rachel Seaton, Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths' corporate solicitor Rachel Seaton is in the hot seat today as our look at the 2015 BYPY candidates continues

Tom Rush, Gateley

BYPY 2015: Tom Rush, Gateley

Our Q&As with the 2015 BYPY finalists now takes a look at the legal award and meets Tom Rush from Gateley

Barbara Marsh, Lexcel, and Harrison Clark Rickerbys partner Caroline Irvine

Harrison Clark Rickerbys awarded Lexcel status

Lexcel-accredited practices undergo independent assessments every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management

Kuala Lumpur

Trowers & Hamlins reinforces Malaysian presence

The licence, which was approved by the Malaysian Bar Council, will allow Trowers & Hamlins to operate independently in Malaysia and advise on international legal issues, subject to certain restrictions

Derek Bambury, senior partner at Browne Jacobson

Seven partner promotions at Browne Jacobson

The promotions take effect from May 1 and include five lawyers based at the firm’s Birmingham office

Andrew Glaze, a partner in the corporate finance team at SGH Martineau

SGH Martineau's corporate finance team advises Keycom on takeover

Keycom was formerly a listed company which meant the transaction was governed by the provisions of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Associate Peter Gate, solicitor Vicki Bennett and partner Philip Harrison from Meridian Private Client

Merdian passes the £1m mark for the first time

Meridian, which specialises in estate and long-term tax planning for individuals and families, has reported sales of £1,000,526, an increase of five per cent compared with the previous year’s figure

Robert Judge Rinder, Lord Justice Leveson, Lady Rae and Mr Mark Mulholland QC with the Steiner Academy Hereford team and St Philips' barrister Simon Ward

Birmingham barrister helps Midland school reach final of mock trial competition

Winners from the UK regional heats gathered in Edinburgh to contest the final

Kam Johal, corporate partner at FBC Manby Bowdler

FBC Manby Bowdler advises Newell Palmer Group on latest acquisition

The Midland IFA, which was established in 1993, has three principal offices across the Midlands in Wolverhampton, Bromsgrove and Nuneaton and employs 120 staff

Caroline Coates, executive partner for DWF in Birmingham

DWF's Caroline Coates joins Office for Legal Complaints

Ms Coates joins as a non-lay member to support the administration of the Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales

Joanne Herbert, associate and head of commercial and residential property at Alsters Kelley

Alsters Kelley appoints head of commercial and residential property

Joanne Herbert qualified as a chartered legal executive in 1996

Julie Burn, Michelle Monnes-Thomas and Katherine Lloyd, the new community care team at FBC Manby Bowdler

FBC Manby Bowdler creates community care team in wake of Care Act

The firm says it has made the move in response to major changes that will stem from the introduction of the Care Act and an expected upsurge in enquiries

Roy Grist (left) and Garon Anthony from Squire Patton Boggs

Partner promotions at Squire Patton Boggs

Mr Anthony specialises in commercial litigation work, with a particular focus on resolving disputes in the financial services industry, acting for organisations subject to regulatory investigations

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Redevelopment of Auchinleck House into a Park Regis hotel is one of several Colmore Tang projects in Birmingham

Colmore Tang Construction launches recruitment drive

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Legislation could pave the way for Super Prix return

Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys has come under fire for comments he made about manufacturing on the Today show

BBC broadcast branded 'ill-informed' for Birmingham manufacturing comments

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