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Firms throughout the Midlands should welcome moves to halve the 90-day consultation period for redundancies involving 100 or more employees, says a leading regional lawyer.Read
Imminent action by creditors forced
regulators to intervene in West Midlands law firm Blakemores with the
loss of around 250 jobs.Read
Law. What is it good for? Absolutely lots of things actually.Read
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” Shakespeare once wrote. A little drastic perhaps, but many people have considered that the Bard had a point.Read
Family friendly rights have been back in the headlines after the publication of the Children and Families Bill in February. Read
Warwickshire Law Society has appointed one of the youngest vice-presidents in its history.Read
Hawkins Hatton, the Dudley based corporate law firm, has appointed three new solicitors to its growing practice.Read
Eversheds was named Law Firm of the Year in the 16 partners or more category at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.Read
Regulators have been accused of “destroying” long-established Midland law firm Blakemores and throwing around 250 employees out of work with “farcical” haste.Read
Blakemores – one of Birmingham’s best-known law firms – has closed after more than 50 years with the feared loss of up to 200 jobs following a major cash crisis.Read
A Birmingham law firm's contract dispute with the Legal Services Commission - in which it claimed to be a victim of computer hacking - has lead to a judicial review.Read
“Rotten apple” bosses have forced nine per cent of workers in the West Midlands to walk out on their jobs, a new survey reveals.Read
National business law firm DWF has announced its intention to acquire Cobbetts, just 24 hours after the troubled company called in the administrators.Read
A Birmingham solicitor has called for banks to act swiftly in the wake of the Financial Services Authority’s review of complex products sold to small businesses, which found more than 90 per cent had been mis-sold.Read
According to a poll of 2,000 managing directors, 56 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises have concerns over HR issues and their ability to handle them effectively.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, the patron of Birmingham Law Centre, which faces closure unless last ditch funding can be found, has warned it would be “a tragedy” for the city if it were to close.Read
Birmingham’s legal sector is continuing to flourish - despite economic pressures and additional legislation impacting upon law firms.Read
Three counties law firm Harrison Clark is set for further expansion after announcing a merger with Cheltenham and Reading-based Rickerbys.Read
A charity which provides legal advice and assistance to some of the most disadvantaged members of society is facing the threat of closure.Read
A Midland law firm has celebrated its 225th birthday.Read
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