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BLS Employment Law Committee responds to two consultations Birmingham Law Society  employment law committee has responded to two consultations published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The committee’s Chair, Charlie Rae comments: The ...

February 26, 2021

VWV approach expands with new hire VWV approach, the free law firm referral and support network operated by national law firm VWV, welcomed James Shepherd as Regional Relationship Manager with the aim to expand the network’s reach. VWV approach was ...

February 5, 2021

BLS responds to Legal Services Board Consultation The Birmingham Law Society Consultation Committee has responded to the Legal Services Board consultation on the Board’s strategy for the legal services sector and its business plan for 2021-2022. Jayne Willetts, Chair ...

January 25, 2021

Client ordered to pay £25,000 damages for libelous review A client who posted unsubstantiated defamatory claims about the law firm Summerfield Browne on a review website has been ordered to pay £25,000 in damages. Read the full article in the Gazette here. Simon Bradshaw, ...

January 21, 2021

How separating parents can come together to put children’s wellbeing first Children’s needs are often overlooked when parents communication has broken down and in conflict. Divorce or separation is a confusing and stressful process for everyone but children have no control over what is ...

November 26, 2020

Birmingham Law Society recognises Lodders lawyer’s fifty-year landmark In recognition of 50-years in the legal profession, Birmingham Law Society has presented Michael Orlik of regional law firm Lodders, with a special award. Michael was admitted as a solicitor in October 1970, and has ...

November 23, 2020

Changing jobs during a pandemic – shared learning from four Birmingham solicitors The Birmingham legal sector is a close-knit community and after several years working in the sector and moving firms, you’ll inevitably come across people you know and ex-colleagues. Changing roles in law is an accepted ...

November 6, 2020

Birmingham lawyers call for clarity as Tier 3 lockdown looms Birmingham lawyers are urging the Government and local authorities to provide clear guidance to residents and businesses, as the city is poised to move into Tier 3 lockdown. The plea, from Birmingham Law Society which ...

October 30, 2020

BLS Dispute Resolution Committee responds to Independent Review of Administrative Law The Independent Review of Administrative Law seeks to examine whether Judicial Review strikes the right balance between enabling affected citizens to challenge public bodies’ decisions and the need for effective ...

October 26, 2020

BLS Criminal Law Committee responds to Sentencing Council consultation on sentencing guidelines for assault offences Birmingham Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee has responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the revised definitive sentencing guidelines for assault offences. While the Committee’s response is supportive ...

September 9, 2020

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