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Together appoints new North West regional development director

Specialist lender Together has expanded its professional sector team by appointing Mel Fourie as its new regional development director. Mel, who has nearly two decades of experience in financial services, joins from SME lending platform RateSetter, where she was strategic partnership manager,…

Pendleton’s Performing Arts Department welcomes back two familiar faces

Pendleton Sixth Form College’s Performing Arts Department welcomes back Neil G Bennett as the new Head of ‘The Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts’, and college alumni Joseph Meighan who has been appointed Associate Theatre Director. The department is nationally acclaimed for…

SIBLINGS: MITIGATING INHERITANCE TAX BILLS

Calls by siblings for changes to the law to help them avoid potentially crippling inheritance tax bills continue fall on deaf ears, says private client consultant Carol Cummins from Clarke Willmott LLP. Carol says people who live together in long-term, financially inter-dependent…

A NATION OF LIFESAVERS AT THE HEART OF MIDSHIRE

On Friday 23rd March, local managed print service provider Midshire® worked with the British Heart Foundation to roll out three Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions for its 65 Stockport office employees. Founded in 1961 when UK cardiovascular deaths reached a staggering…

HALL BROWN EYES FUTURE AS EXPANSION CONTINUES

One of the country’s fastest-growing family law firms has announced that plans to train solicitors have been approved by the legal profession’s governing body. Hall Brown Family Law revealed that securing the Law Society’s endorsement means it will be able to begin…

TWO YEARS AND COUNTING: OPTIMISM DIVES AGAIN IN FINANCIAL SERVICES – CBI/PwC

Numbers employed on the up, despite uncertain outlook - CBI/PwC Optimism in the financial services sector fell for the fourth consecutive quarter at the start of 2018, meaning confidence has been flat or falling for nine quarters, surpassing the gloom that enveloped…

CLARKE WILLMOTT CELEBRATES NEW MANCHESTER OFFICE WITH LAUNCH PARTY

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has celebrated its move to larger premises in Manchester’s central business district with a launch party for clients and staff. The firm relocated to offices on the seventh floor of 55 Spring Gardens in January in a…

Legal technology expert joins Ward Hadaway as Director of IT

Ward Hadaway has announced legal technology expert Jonathan Smith has joined the firm as its Director of IT. Jonathan has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years and has spent his career advising law firms on infrastructure and leading…

Ward Hadaway strengthens family team with appointment of newly-qualified solicitor in Manchester

Ward Hadaway has strengthened its Family and Matrimonial offering in Manchester by welcoming newly-qualified Jodi Seddon to the team. Jodi, who has recently completed her two-year training contract, will now work alongside Family and Matrimonial partner Martin Karran and solicitor Sally Stanway…

Davis Blank Furniss acts on purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury

The commercial property team at law firm Davis Blank Furniss has handled the purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road in Didsbury. The site is now being renovated and will become Bisque and Beyond Family Art Café which is expected to open in mid-April.…