Challinors has a growing reputation as the ‘law firm of choice’ for high-growth, entrepreneurial SME and start-up businesses, making it the ideal sponsor of the SME & Business start-up category in the Birmingham Post Business Awards.
The firm’s Business Support Unit (BSU) has been created to provide a legal service dedicated to meeting the needs of SMEs and their owners/managers, supporting them with the challenges they face at each stage of development.
Headed by corporate specialists Malford Harris and Peter Lowe, and employment partner Simon Bond, BSU gives clients instant access to a total, tailored legal service, and has pioneered a new way of working with clients – from getting a clear understanding of a clients’ business and providing tailored legal and commercial support, to working together and building strong relationships, all integral to the BSU service. New BSU clients are entitled to a free sixty-minute legal audit.
Challinors is an active supporter of local entrepreneurial initiatives, and through regular seminars, legal workshops and mentoring services, holds a strong relationship with many SME and start-up support and incubation programmes across the region.
Corporate solicitor Jamie Partington works closely with new, emerging and well-established businesses at BSPA and e4f, and has built an excellent reputation for his work for creative, high-tech and high-growth businesses in the technology and media arena.
The corporate team, led by Michael Knibbs, is well-regarded for its work within the bio-sciences, technology and media sectors, regularly assisting clients with intricate shareholder and investor arrangements, funding rounds, e-commerce and web-based legalities, software licences, hosting and management agreements, intellectual property exploitation, terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services and sale and purchase agreements.
Michael explains: “The team continues to build on its strong reputation for being adept at dealing with tech-specific investment, intellectual property, licensing, regulatory and trading concerns, and its work for high-tech, high growth entrepreneurial clients in the technology and media sectors.
‘‘Jamie Partington has proved invaluable to many of the emerging entrepreneurs in the region and, in many instances, we have supported clients from start-up through to a successful, thriving business.”
Challinors’ senior partner Paul Griffiths, believes the firms’ accessibility, service, legal excellence and efficiency is what sets it apart from other law firms in the region: “Challinors’ legal expertise, comprehensive range of legal disciplines and office network throughout the Midlands, makes it extremely well placed to support businesses of all sizes through all stages of growth.
“Challinors has a reputation for being refreshingly down-to-earth and easy to work with. We believe providing an outstanding legal service, by itself, is not enough. We treat every client as a relationship, not a transaction and this is what makes the difference.
“We listen to clients, getting to the root of their issues, so our lawyers can spend more time solving problems, communicating at every stage, and keeping costs down. Our strategy is one of constant evolution.”
Its 200-plus team includes 17 partners and over 100 fee earners, operating across Challinors’ office network in Birmingham, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Halesowen, and across the East Midlands.
Many of Challinors teams, built around providing dedicated legal support within specialist legal services, have consistently received top-tier rankings in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Directory. The firms’ teams include: corporate and commercial, construction, dispute resolution, fraud and asset recovery, professional negligence, business crime, commercial property, employment, and international law. Challinors also has a top ranking private client team with sector specialists in collaborative family law, mediation, child care, medical accident claims, personal injury claims, clinical negligence, residential property, cohabitation disputes and wills, trusts and probate.
* For more information on how Challinors can support a business, whatever its size, contact them on: 0121 212 9393 or visit www.challinors.co.uk
THE BIRMINGHAM POST BUSINESS AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS AND TABLE SALES ARE NOW OPEN
This year, the Birmingham Post Business Awards Gala Dinner is taking place at Edgbaston Stadium on Thursday October 4, 2012.
Nominations are now open for the following categories:
* Communications: including Marketing and Creative
* Property: including Regeneration
* Legal & Business Advisory
* Environment: including Recycling and Sustainability
* Manufacturing: including Science & Technology
* People Development: including Recruitment & Training
* Small Business & Business Start Up
* Emerging Professional
* Medium to Large Business
* Company of the Year
Full category details and eligibility criteria are available at www.bpbusinessawards.co.uk – closing date is Thursday July 12 at 5pm.
We have many high profile sponsors on board including, Bournville College, Challinors Solicitors, Edgbaston Stadium, Jaguar Land Rover and Newman University College. If you’re interesting in joining these and becoming a sponsor of the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2012, you can expect to receive the full range of editorial and advertising benefits (in print, online and at the event). To discuss sponsorship options or for more information, please contact Matt Evans on 0121 234 5070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.