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Birmingham Law Society Logo Competition – Terms and Conditions

  1. Binding Agreement: By submitting an entry to the Birmingham Law Society logo competition 2015 (“the Competition”) entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.Entrants under 18 years of age must have permission to enter the Competition from a parent or guardian who will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions. Birmingham Law Society (“BLS”) reserves the right to ask for proof of permission. These terms and conditions form a binding legal agreement between the entrant and BLS with respect to the Competition.  All decisions made by BLS are final.

  2. Eligibility: The Competition is only open to entrants who meet the following the criteria: 1) entrant is enrolled in a Further or Higher Education Course in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area; and 2) entrant is aged 16 years old or over.  Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of BLS and their immediate families and members of the households of such employees are ineligible to participate in this competition. BLS reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time.

  3. End date: The competition ends on Friday 13th November, at 11:59pm. Any entries received after this will not be counted. However, BLS reserves the right to extend this date, entirely at its discretion, if there are insufficient entries.  Submitted logos will be retained by BLS and participants will not have any right of return or any other feedback.

  4. Entry requirements: Entries are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. Entries must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, tortuous, slanderous, unlawful, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person. Entries must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party or commercial entity. Entries must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity. 

  5. Prizes:The logos will be judged by a panel selected by BLS. The winning entry will receive a certificate of recognition and £150 and their design may be selected for use by BLS as its logo on written and electronic communications.

  6. General conditions: An entrant may be disqualified if, in BLS’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the competition by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants or BLS.  BLS reserves the right not to select a winning entry if no submissions are deemed suitable by BLS. In submitting to the competition, the entrant agrees to grant BLS an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence and/or sub-licence to publish reproduce and otherwise use the submitted logo in any way that it requires. The entrant will still own the copyright to everything he/she contributes.  The winning logo may be modified for any reprographic and presentational purposes, but without altering the original concept. 

  7. Privacy: Entrants agree that personal data entered during the registration, including name, age, phone number, and email address may be processed, stored, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the competition. Entrants also understand this data may be used by BLS in order to verify an entrant’s identity, postal address and telephone number in the event an entry qualifies for a prize.

  8. Publicity: By entering the competition, entrants agree to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the competition and agree and consent to use of their name and/or likeness by BLS. Entrants also agree to their entries and names being displayed on the BLS website if required.

  9. Warranty: Entrants warrant that their entries are their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted entry and that they have the right to submit the entry in the competition and grant all required licenses. Each entrant agrees not to submit any entry that (1) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (2) otherwise violates the law of England and Wales.

  10. Jurisdiction: These terms and conditions shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the England and Wales.

Participants take part in this event at their own risk and must be satisfied that there is nothing in their medical condition which could mean that there is danger in taking part. Action Medical Research or Birmingham Law Society do not accept any liability for personal injury, accident, damage or public liability unless it is as a result of the negligence of Action Medical Research or Birmingham Law Society or of their agents or employees. Action Medical Research advises participants to have a medical check-up before participating in the event and to abide by any advice that might be given as a result of such check-up.

You must wear a cycling helmet to take part, and ensure that your bike is in a roadworthy condition for the challenge.

Action Medical Research and Birmingham Law Society reserve the right to use any photography or videos taken of participants on behalf of the charity to raise awareness of and/or funds for Action Medical Research and Princes Trust.

The names of all riders participating in the event will be publicised on the Action Medical Research web page for the event you are taking part in. No other personal information will appear.

I (the Participant) agree to:

  • pay an initial non-refundable fee of: £30 fundraising per rider to secure a place on the Warwickshire 100 which is organised by Action Medical Research (the Charity) and Birmingham Law Society.
  • raise the sponsorship money using legal methods and complying with the advice given in the Charity’s communications.
  • keep accurate records of fundraising activities and show these to the Charity on request.
  • comply with all guidelines concerning use of the Charity logo and any other promotional materials/tools.
  • do nothing that will bring the name or logo of the Charity into disrepute.
  • not use the Charity name or logo for any purpose without written permission after the termination date of this agreement 8 weeks after the event has taken place. 
  • make it clear that I am not an employee or agent of the Charity.
  • inform all potential donors and sponsors that
    a) all donations are for the Charity (a registered charity);
    b) donations and registration fees will not be refundable to the Participant, even if he/she does not participate in, or complete, the event. Money will only be refunded directly to the donor upon written request.
    c) all cash and cheques (made payable to Princes Trust or Birmingham Law Society) should be sent to the Participant and not to the Charity. 
  • send all sponsorship monies received together with sponsorship forms and donor details to Birmingham Law Society, Suite 101, Cheltenham House, 14-16 Temple Street, Birmingham B2 5BG as soon as sponsorship monies have been collected, but in any event no later than 28 days after receipt.
  • inform Birmingham Law Society should sponsorship monies be collected via a donation website such as JustGiving and inform Birmingham Law Society as soon as such a facility is set up of the link to the donation page.

Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society for 2019/20, has chosen to support two charities during his year:


Citizens Advice Birmingham


 Law Centre in Birmingham

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Law Society joins forces with legal recruiters

Birmingham Law Society (BLS) has announced a new preferred supplier partnership with two of the city’s top legal recruitment firms.

The organisation has struck a 12-month deal with Badenoch & Clark and Bell Cornwall, which will provide the Society’s 4000 members with help and advice on sourcing qualified and support staff, such as paralegals and legal assistants.

Both agencies will also offer assistance with CV writing and interviewing techniques, as well as providing seminars on career progression and development.

The agencies were shortlisted following a nine-month long selection process, headed by BLS chairman Chris Owen.

Mr Owen said: “The Society previously had its own recruitment arm and it is an area that our members have always found beneficial. All of our members, whether they are individuals or corporate firms, will have access to both recruiters’ services with BLS acting effectively as a broker between the two.

“Both firms were chosen for their outstanding client care and the added benefits they have shown for members of BLS making this partnership a natural fit for the Society.

“Following its success, we are hoping to roll this out into others areas such as preferred suppliers of stationery, car purchase, health and financial products. Our sole aim is to give added benefits to our members.”

Ryan Nicholls, senior consultant at Badenoch & Clark, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with BLS. Our organisations are aligned in a shared culture of continuous learning, challenging thought leadership and attaining individual best and we look forward to providing members with access to some of the top talent in the industry.” 

Charlotte Bell, director at Bell Cornwall, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by BLS as its recommended office support agency for members and are looking forward to being an integral part of ensuring that the legal market within the Midlands continues to thrive by sourcing great candidates who can deliver results.”

Badenoch & Clark and Bell Cornwall will also sponsor BLS events throughout the year, including the Society’s upcoming networking event at Maple House on 6 June 2013.

Please visit the websites below for a list of current job vacancies:

Badenock ClarkBell Cornwall