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Browne Jacobson’s managing partner Iain Blatherwick has had a lot to do since taking over at the Midlands-based firm in 2009.
There are likely to be redundancies at Midlands firm Shakespeares as a result of its £50m merger with Harvey Ingram, the firm’s management has confirmed.
Merger talks are under way between Veale Wasbrough Vizards and Hewitsons to create a £34m turnover “national powerhouse” in education, charities and private client.
Midlands firm Shakespeares is preparing to do its fourth merger in under 18 months with a tie-up with Solihull-based Wood Glaister due to go live on 1 December.
Freeth Cartwright’s Birmingham practice is set to move into a space three times larger than its current office as the firm continues to expand in response to the Legal Services Act.
The age of austerity has seen local authorities’ legal budgets slashed by as much as a third, throwing down a huge challenge for legal heads to keep their departments afloat.
Squire Sanders Hammonds has bolstered its Birmingham corporate offering with the hire of Edward Dawes from Wragge & Co.
Birmingham-based firm Martineau and London firm Sprecher Grier Halberstam have announced that thy are in merger talks. The tie-up would create a combined entity with a £31m turnover.
Top 100 firm Freeth Cartwright has a “reasonable expectation” that it will continue as a going concern despite being heavily reliant on overdraft facilities to meet its working capital needs.
The newly merged legal departments of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire’s county councils have appointed a director of legal services.
Howes Percival has made up two partners in its annual promotions round, with both based in the firm’s East Midlands employment practice.
Midlands firm Freeth Cartwright has brought in Simon Barker from Birmingham rival Martineau to head its intellectual property team.
The head of Eversheds’ Nottingham office is to step down from the role of senior office partner after 31 years at the firm.
Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands has asked law firms to tender for its revamped panel.
Derby-based Flint Bishop is ramping up its online private client services in an attempt to combat the threat of alternative business structures entering the legal market.
Birmingham City Council has restructured its legal team, appointing David Tatlow to the newly created role of director of legal services.
Irwin Mitchell has raided BPE Solicitors’ Birmingham office for a team of 10 that includes three partners.