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Senior associate Julie Newell and partner Clive Read, who have joined Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Veale Wasbrough Vizards expands real estate team

Clive Read provides advice on property development, planning and commercial property for a variety of public and private sector clients particularly universities, colleges, local authorities and commercial businesses

Double appointment for Shoosmiths

Partner Mark Elder and associate Rebekah Finch from Shoosmiths' dispute resolution and compliance team
City law firm hires two new faces for dispute resolution and compliance team in Birmingham

Shoosmiths named Law Firm of the Year at M&A Awards

Shoosmiths corporate partners Emma Gibson and Chris Garnett receive the Law Firm of the Year Award
The annual awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of management teams, advisers and financiers

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Senior associate Julie Newell and partner Clive Read, who have joined Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Veale Wasbrough Vizards expands real estate team

Clive Read provides advice on property development, planning and commercial property for a variety of public and private sector clients particularly universities, colleges, local authorities and commercial businesses

Partner Mark Elder and associate Rebekah Finch from Shoosmiths' dispute resolution and compliance team

Double appointment for Shoosmiths

City law firm hires two new faces for dispute resolution and compliance team in Birmingham

Shoosmiths corporate partners Emma Gibson and Chris Garnett receive the Law Firm of the Year Award

Shoosmiths named Law Firm of the Year at M&A Awards

The annual awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of management teams, advisers and financiers

Martin Hoare of H&S Legal, Jason Nash, relationship manager professional practices at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in Birmingham, Adrian Shaw manager at H&S Legal and Nan Anima-Marfoh of H&S Legal

H&S Legal secures Lloyds Bank's backing for St Paul's Square office purchase

H&S Legal had been based at its rented premises on Spencer Street in the Jewellery Quarter since it was established in 2005

Anita Champaneri, Mike Ward, Gavin Wade and Glyn Pitchford celebrate Gateley's £20,000 donation to the Birmingham Big Art Project

Gateley donates £20,000 to Birmingham Big Art Project

Michael Ward, chief executive of Gateley, said the donation was the firm's first CSR initiative since it floated on the London Stock Exchange in June

Greg Lowson, Pinsent Masons' Birmingham head of office

Profits rise at Pinsent Masons

The results follow a year of expansion at the firm, which in March announced plans to open offices in Sydney and Melbourne

Julia Messervy-Whiting of Shakespeare Martineau

Personal injury partner joins Shakespeare Martineau

Ms Messervy-Whiting makes the move from Plexus in Evesham where she specialised in serious injuries and fatal accidents.

Richard Wrigley, partner and head of the corporate team at Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau corporate team completes deal on first day of merger

The deal saw the team advising longstanding client HL Plastics on its £95 million acquisition by Houston Texas headquartered Quanex Building Products Corporation

Edward Dawes, Andrew Glaze and Geoff Perry, all partners in the corporate team at the Birmingham office of Squire Patton Boggs

Corporate partner joins Squire Patton Boggs

Mr Glaze, who joins the firm from SGH Martineau in Birmingham, has over 17 years’ corporate finance experience

John Grundy, Sarah Wood, Keith Dudley, Lucy Cooling, Stephen Atkinson, Matthew Hansell from Mills & Reeve

Private client quartet make cross-city move to Mills & Reeve

The quartet consists of consultant Keith Dudley, principal associate Sarah Wood and senior associates Lucy Cooling and Stephen Atkinson

Noel Haywood, head of DLA Piper's Birmingham corporate team

DLA Piper and Eversheds advise on Dignity acquisition

Wolverhampton-based Laurel Funerals currently operates 83 locations across the UK

Jan Markland, partner and head of personal injury at Augustines Injury Law, has been appointed as Deputy District Judge for the Midlands

Jan Markland appointed as a Deputy District Judge for the Midlands

Ms Markland is one of 11 Deputy District Judges appointed in the region by the Lord Chief Justice

Browne Jacobson has appointed Jonathan Fuggle as a partner in its Birmingham clinical negligence team

Browne Jacobson appoints partner to clinical negligence team

Previously an associate with Bevan Brittan in Birmingham, Mr Fuggle has more than ten years' experience in handling clinical negligence claims

Lodders’ David Lodder (left) and the firm's new partner James Spreckley

Lodders recruits a new partner

Previously a real estate partner at the Birmingham office of SGH Martineau, Mr Spreckley’s work spans work for private individuals, charities, landowners and farmers, as well as commercial clients, property companies and pension funds

Neil Jones, Julie Tomasik and Andrew Johnson of Ansons Solicitors

Ansons Solicitors celebrates successful year with host of promotions

Andrew Johnson, finance and practice manager, Julie Tomasik, head of residential conveyancing and Neil Jones, senior associate solicitor in the corporate and commercial team have all become partners

Birmingham Community Law Centre staff Habib Ullah, Michael Bates and Judy Parkinson

Birmingham Community Law Centre celebrates award nomination

The centre’s manager Michael Bates said: “We are thrilled to have been selected as finalists in the Legal Aid Firm/Not For Profit Agency category

Julian Milan, who has joined the corporate and commercial team at Ansons Solicitors

Julian Milan joins Ansons Solicitors

Mr Milan has extensive experience of providing advice on everything from buying and selling companies, to company and corporate issues

Gateley's chief executive Michael Ward called it a 'significant achievement' as the firm floats on AIM

Gateley raises £30m with AIM flotation

Birmingham-based law firm makes legal history as it becomes the first to trade shares on London Stock Exchange following changes brought about by Legal Services Act

Pav Clair with head of employment and director at Thomas Guise, Amanda Pillinger

Thomas Guise boosts employment team

Mr Clair joins Thomas Guise from a large regional law firm in Gloucestershire and brings extensive experience in providing commercial employment advice

Martyn Morgan, senior practice director at QualitySolicitors Talbots

QualitySolicitors Talbots launches legal apprentice scheme

Ashley Lowbridge, Katy Hodgetts and Rebecca Bourne are all starting their apprenticeships at different offices within the group this month

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