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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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Law firm develops 2nd Interactive Chat Bot

Law firm develops 2nd Interactive Chat Bot

East Midlands Law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP has launched its second online Chat Bot. This time it will help employees with issues at work. The Employment Law Bot provides users with information tailored to their circumstances in seconds. The Bot was developed because there are very few places where free, basic legal information can be obtained and often the same type of employment law questions are frequently asked. In most instances, people with an …

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Sills & Betteridge Lincoln facilitate £600k of will legacies to Cancer Research

Sills & Betteridge Lincoln facilitate £600k of will legacies to Cancer Research

The Lincoln office of East Midlands law firm, Sills & Betteridge has been presented with a Silver Certificate by Cancer Research UK to acknowledge the firm’s ongoing support in facilitating over £678,000 worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will. The legacies have been facilitated over the last three years by Sills & Betteridge’s Lincoln office Wills, Trusts & Probate team. Sills & Betteridge, which also has …

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JMP Solicitors duo passes prestigious CILEx exams

JMP Solicitors duo passes prestigious CILEx exams

Two legal executives from Grantham-based law firm JMP Solicitors have passed distinguished Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) exams.   Personal injury trainee legal executive Emily Roche completed her level three CILEx exams to qualify as an associate member of the association and Leanne Askew, also a trainee legal executive, passed her fourth level three exam.   CILex is a professional association of over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and legal practitioners in England …

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End to divorce blame game ‘a relief for thousands’ say Nott’m family law experts

End to divorce blame game ‘a relief for thousands’ say Nott’m family law experts

Couples no longer having to prove fault to get divorced is a sensible step, which will have a profound effect on many families in the future, claims one of the region’s leading family law experts. Amanda Brown of Nottingham based Family Law Group welcomed a government announcement this week that it will introduce legislation to end what it called an ‘unnecessary blame game’. “It’s not underselling it to say this new law will be a …

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Senior solicitor retires after 43 years

Senior solicitor retires after 43 years

One of north Derbyshire’s most established senior solicitors will retire at Easter, after a rewarding career serving the local community for 43 years. Michael Tunbridge started his legal career in Sheffield in November 1976 as a newly qualified assistant solicitor at Wake Smith, spending the rest of his working life at the company with clients across Derbyshire and Sheffield City Region. Initially doing all manner of non-contentious work, he quickly found his feet in the …

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Sills & Betteridge support cancer and NSPCC charity fund raiser

Sills & Betteridge support cancer and NSPCC charity fund raiser

BigC-LittleC is a new charity that was formed this year to benefit vulnerable local children and people affected by cancer. It is to be a joint beneficiary of money raised at the South Notts Beer Festival which, this year, is being sponsored by Sills & Betteridge Solicitors. Now in its 8th year, the South Notts Beer Festival is organised by Nottingham Moderns Rugby Club to raise money for its juniors section. The three-day festival takes place …

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Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Committee appoints Fraser Brown trio for top roles

Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Committee appoints Fraser Brown trio for top roles

Three members of Fraser Brown Solicitor’s Nottingham team have been appointed for honorary roles in the Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) to represent, promote and nurture the interests of young lawyers in the county. Trainee solicitor at Fraser Brown, Jay Singh, has been appointed as chairman of the division, Tiran Sandhu, a commercial property solicitor has taken the role of vice chair and commercial property paralegal Alicia Yilmaz has taken on the responsibility of student …

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Trio of promotions in Shakespeare Martineau’s East Midlands real estate team

Trio of promotions in Shakespeare Martineau’s East Midlands real estate team

Law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, has announced a number of senior promotions within its East Midlands real estate team. Brendan Walsh, who has been a partner in the firm for 6 years, will be head of the East Midlands team, supported by Louise Ingram and Peter Dilks, head of the teams in Leicester and Nottingham respectively.   Walsh is ranked as one of a handful of leading real estate lawyers in the region and the only one to be nominated for Real Estate individual of the year by …

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