10 March 2017
legal sector stalwart honoured at awards
Chris Owen, the former chief executive of St Philips Chambers in Birmingham, has been honoured for his service to the legal profession at this year’s Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.
The annual Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards have been held since 2002 and recognise and reward the achievements of those working in the legal profession across the West Midlands.
7 march 2017
new book to chart rise of birmingham's legal community
Birmingham Law Society (BLS) has commissioned a book on the city’s legal profession to mark its bicentenary year.
Established in 1818 with 19 founder members, BLS is now the largest regional law society in the UK, with more than 4,000 members drawn from law firms and barristers’ chambers across the Midlands.
Short histories of BLS were published to mark the organisation’s centenary and 150th anniversary. The new book will look not just at the history of the Society, but at the rise of the profession and the influence lawyers have had on the city.
The book’s authors and editors are Dr Sally Hoban and Dr Malcolm Dick of the School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham.