Second time around for city firms at the Legal Awards

(L-R) Iftekar Hoque, Sejal Mehta, Gillian McAllister, James Tait and Paul Ray from Browne Jacobson

After narrowly missing out at last year’s event, Browne Jacobson has been named Law Firm of the Year (16+ partners) at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.

The firm beat off stiff competition from fellow finalists DAC Beachcroft, DLA Piper, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and SGH Martineau to collect the award.

The win rounds up a successful year for Browne Jacobson. Last year the Birmingham firm posted a record set of financial results with a 22 per cent increase in turnover. It also added a number of new companies to its client roster, including Standard Life and Guoman Thistle Hotels. Continue reading


Sponsors line-up for the 2012 Legal Awards

With the 2012 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards fast approaching, 12 companies from the city’s business community have thrown their weight behind the event by signing up as sponsors. Continue reading

Clare Balding saddles up for Legal Awards


Sports personality and TV presenter Clare Balding will be in the saddle as the guest speaker at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2012.

Best known as the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage, Clare is an established name in sports broadcasting. She made her television debut in 1995, presenting Royal Ascot for the BBC, following a successful career as a jockey having been named Champion Lady Rider in 1990.

Since then she has gone on to present Wimbledon and the Olympics and will be part of the BBC team at the London 2012 games.

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