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Higher Court Advocate joins region’s largest criminal defence team

Higher Court Advocate joins region’s largest criminal defence team

Solicitor Christopher Hogg has joined Sills & Betteridge LLP from a leading criminal practice in Nottingham to deal with a range of complex criminal matters in the Crown and Magistrates Courts.   Chris will handle cases including murder, complex fraud, drug supply, sexual assault and offences involving serious violence. He also has a special interest in representing clients facing driving disqualifications.   Recent high-profile cases where Chris has succeeded in reducing his clients’ sentences include …

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East Midlands businesses saddle up for charity at CAPs Ladies Day event

East Midlands businesses saddle up for charity at CAPs Ladies Day event

Members of the East Midlands business community were hot to trot at the Fraser Brown and Gleeds construction and property (CAPs) Ladies Day event, which raised over £5,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Held at The Carriage Halls in Plumtree, Nottinghamshire in June, the CAPs Ladies Day event was organised by Nottingham and Lincoln-based law firm Fraser Brown Solicitors and global property consultancy Gleeds, to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. 120 attendees from …

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Business Charity Legal

East Midlands businesses tee off for charity at annual golf day

East Midlands businesses tee off for charity at annual golf day

Members of the East Midlands business community got into the swing on Thursday 13th June at Fraser Brown Solicitor’s sixth annual charity golf day to raise over £4,000 for regional charities.   The funds raised by Nottingham and Lincoln-based law firm Fraser Brown Solicitors will be donated to Autism East Midlands; a charity which provides support to families and individuals affected by autism, and Newlife; a charity that helps disabled children and their families across …

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Let down by the NHS – family member of NHS founder dies due to medical negligence

Let down by the NHS – family member of NHS founder dies due to medical negligence

A close relative of NHS founder Nye (Aneurin) Bevan has suffered an avoidable early death due to a life-threatening mistake made by two NHS trusts.   Roderick Paul Bevan, the great nephew of NHS architect Nye (Aneurin) Bevan, passed away prematurely last year after being let down by two Midlands-based NHS trusts that failed to notify him about a deadly lung tumour spotted but not communicated in a 2016 scan.   Mr Bevan passed away …

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Business Legal

A Summer walk with tradition for Sills & Betteridge

A Summer walk with tradition for Sills & Betteridge

As home to the Cavendish family since 1549, The Chatsworth Estate is steeped in history with many lessons that can be learned about property development, family business succession, will planning and inheritance. With this in mind, but in order to keep it light hearted and interesting, Sills & Betteridge Solicitors organised an 8-mile guided walk of the Estate for clients and strategic partners which was led by Richard Brackenbury of Brackenbury’s Britain. During the walk, …

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Nottingham law firm welcomes new head of employment

Nottingham law firm welcomes new head of employment

East Midlands law firm Fraser Brown has announced the appointment of its new head of employment, Clive Day.   Based at the firm’s Nottingham office, Clive will be advising clients on a full range of employment law issues, from local employment disputes to large-scale employment litigation and complex corporate restructures.   The Oxford University alumnus has over 20 years’ experience and is well equipped to fulfil the role, having most recently been employed as legal …

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Worldwide gym chain snaps up new premises in Staffordshire

Worldwide gym chain snaps up new premises in Staffordshire

International gym franchise Snap Fitness has officially opened its new branch in Burntwood, Staffordshire, with help from Fraser Brown Solicitors. Snap Fitness, which is open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year, has an international presence with more than 2,000 active branches in USA, UK and Australia. Nottingham-based law firm Fraser Brown helped secure the lease for the 7,000 sq. ft. premises at Unit 1, Chase Terrace, Cannock Road in Burntwood, Staffordshire. The …

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Fixed fee Private Neutral Evaluation service for civil claims under £25,000.00 launched by No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Fixed fee Private Neutral Evaluation service for civil claims under £25,000.00 launched by No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is offering a new service for claims up to £25,000 through fixed fee Private Neutral Evaluation. Echoing the FDR appointment in family proceedings, the scheme is being spearheaded by Philip Mantle and No5’s Business and Property Group. The scheme aims to give the parties to litigation the opportunity to identify and resolve the real issues in the case in a time and cost-efficient manner. To facilitate the scheme Philip will provide an …

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Grantham-based lawyer selected for leading national legal role

Grantham-based lawyer selected for leading national legal role

A personal injury solicitor from Grantham law firm JMP Solicitors has been elected for a top national legal role as part of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). With 40 years of legal experience, Neil McKinley of JMP will join the APIL executive committee, leading the 3,600-member not-for-profit organisation in campaigning for justice of injured claimants. Having joined the organisation back in the early 1990s when it was formed, Neil is one of the …

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Nottingham solicitor achieves Resolution Specialist Accreditation in family law

Nottingham solicitor achieves Resolution Specialist Accreditation in family law

Fraser Brown solicitor Julie McCrery has received a renowned Resolution Specialist Accreditation in family law, choosing ‘Complex Financial Remedies’ and ‘Pensions’ as her specialisms.   Julie, who has been employed at Fraser Brown’s Nottingham office since 2016, is a trained collaborative lawyer and associate solicitor specialising in family and matrimonial cases.   She started the Resolution accreditation process back in May 2018, to help further her expertise in the resolution of financial issues in the …

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