Leading West Midlands’ law firm Sydney Mitchell celebrated their 9th successful quiz, raising over £2000 for its nominated charities; the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity and the Maria Watt Foundation. Over 60 people took part in the action packed Quiz with Stoo Pittaway as Guest Quizmaster. It was a fast and furious event with a few twists. Teams were able to buy chance cards, giving teams the opportunity to add or deduct 10-30 points during the competition.

The winner of the much coveted Sydney Mitchell Charity Quiz Trophy for 2017 was Poppleton & Appleby Insolvency Practitioners, closely followed by Dains Chartered Accountants and Merito Financial Services in second and third places respectively.  The winning team name was ‘You’re a Quizzard Harry!’ won by Dains.”

Sydney Mitchell Charity Quiz 2017 Winners - Poppleton and Appleby

Kam Majevadia, Sydney Mitchell Partner, commented:

"What a fun and exciting event with lots of twists and surprises. We raised over £2000 again from entry fees, raffle and the Chance Cards sold.  We thank everyone for their support and in particular Brewin Dolphin for their donation and Park Regis for their generous raffle prizes. Certainly a great event and one we are bursting to do again next year!”

“The Birmingham Women’s Hospital Neonatal "Tiny Babies, Big Appeal" is the Neonatal appeal at Birmingham Women's Hospital. All donations will help care for sick and premature babies, not just in Birmingham but throughout the West Midlands.”

 “The Maria Watt Foundation is a local charity whose aim is to promote understanding about leukemia and other cancers affecting children, teenagers and young adults.  This was set up in 2005 by Diane Watt after the tragic loss of her daughter Maria who had planned to go to university to become a lawyer.

“We will be continuing in our fundraising efforts for our charities during 2017.”

Eileen Rock, Fundraising Manager of the Birmingham Women's Hospital Charity, said:

“A big ‘thank you’ to Sydney Mitchell for its continued support of our Neonatal Unit; the money raised will be used to help sick and premature babies who are cared for at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Thank you to all who supported the event.”

Diane Watt, Founder of the Maria Watt Foundation, added:

“Our thanks as always go to everyone who supports Sydney Mitchell in their amazing fundraising throughout the year.”

Sydney Mitchell is a Midlands based award winning law firm, with offices in Birmingham City Centre, Sheldon and Shirley with additional facilities in Sutton Coldfield. Offering a range of specialist legal services for both businesses and individuals, Sydney Mitchell is listed in the Top Tier of the Legal 500, Lexcel accredited and won the Law Firm of the Year in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2008 (5-15 partners) in the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.

The firm’s specialist teams include employment, commercial property, company and commercial services, litigation and insolvency. Private client teams include family law, residential property, dispute resolution and wills and probate, tax and trusts and personal injury.

Pictures:

Sydney Mitchell Charity Quiz 2017 Winners - Poppleton and ApplebySydney Mitchell Charity Quiz 2017 2nd Place Dains Chartered AccountantsSydney Mitchell Charity Quiz 2017 3rd Place Merito Financial Services

  1. Poppleton & Appleby; Mark Monaghan, Sharon Hill and Laura Tilson, Kam Majevadia
  2. Dains; Hoan Nguyen, Richard Pugh, Jack Davis and Ian Monks
  3. Merito Financial Services: David Fleet, Martin Crutchley, Jonathan Hearn. Rob Kenyon, Kam Majevadia

About the Birmingham Women’s Hospital ‘BWH’ – Neonatal appeal

BWH Charity supports the work of Birmingham Women's Hospital. They fundraise to provide vital equipment and facilities to enable the best possible care for the women and babies of the West Midlands region. The Birmingham Women’s Hospital Neonatal "Tiny Babies, Big Appeal" is the Neonatal appeal at Birmingham Women's Hospital. All donations will help care for sick and premature babies, not just in Birmingham but throughout the West Midlands. For more information on how you can help support the “Tiny Babies, Big Appeal” please email eileen.rock@bwhct.nhs.uk or call Fundraising Office on 0121 623 6874

Birmingham Women's Hospital Charity Registration No. 1089035

About Maria Watt

Maria Watt Foundation raises funds to support specific projects such as the recent development of a Teenage Cancer Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. They are also actively involved in raising awareness of the early signs of childhood cancer working with schools and GPs. Support is also given to the Beads of Courage Programme which helps to decrease illness related stress through using positive coping strategies to help children suffering serious illness.

The Maria Watt Foundation is an independently registered charity no. 1118733 and can be contacted at: Diane Watt, Maria Watt Foundation, 14 Radlow Crescent, Marston Green, Birmingham, B37 7LZ

http://www.mariawattfoundation.co.uk

http://www.mariawattfoundation.co.uk/projects/beads-courage/

 

Sydney Mitchell is hosting its 8th Annual Charity Quiz Night on 9th March 2017.

Are you ready to rise the Challenge and test your knowledge skills and compete for the title of Sydney Mitchell Quiz Team Champions 2017.

The entry fee is £120 including VAT for a team of four.  All proceeds from the night will go to our nominated charities.  The entry price includes a hot buffet and there will be a cash bar on the night.  The bar will be open from 5.30 pm and the Quiz starts promptly at 6.00 pm. 

This year we have a guest Quizmaster on the night to try something different and entertaining.  So prepare yourselves now and ensure you have a smartphone, tablet or the like with you on the night.  If you don't have a tablet or smart phone, don't worry, just let us know and we can organise one for you on the night.

Prizes will be awarded  to the winners, together with runners up prizes.

There will be a raffle on the night and if you would like to donate any prizes, please bring them along on the night or drop them into one of our offices prior to the event.

If you are unable to play and join us on the night, there is also the option of making a donation to our charities or including a sponsor banner. See the booking forms to select your choice.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW - CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Div Singh

Senior Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP

 

 

Sydney Mitchell presented £5000 to local charities at their Christmas Movers & Shakers networking event, where over 60 professionals from the Midlands area met at Ginger’s Bar, Purnell’s Bistro in Newhall Street Birmingham.

Sydney Mitchell Charity Fundraising - Eileen Rock, Dean Parnell, Diane WattEileen Rock of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity and Diane Watt of the Maria Watt Foundation were invited along to receive the £5000 from the fundraising undertaken by Sydney Mitchell over the past 12 months.

Dean Parnell commented:

“It prides me to present £2500 to each of our local charities this year; the Maria Watt Foundation and the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity. Over the year the firm has held a number of charity events to raise funds: Charity Quiz, Charity Golf Day and a lot of dress down days, fun-runs and bake-off events.”

“We thank all of our clients, contacts and staff for their continued support, helping make our fundraising so successful.”

Diane Watt, founder of the Maria Watt Foundation and Eileen Rock of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity thanked Dean and Sydney Mitchell for their continued support and for the magnificent fundraising over the years.

Eileen Rock of the BWH Charity commented:

“We are really grateful to Sydney Mitchell for continuing to support the Neonatal unit and the great fundraising work they do over the year.  The funds raised will enable our staff to purchase additional medical equipment for the care of sick and premature babies. The Birmingham Women’s Hospital Neonatal "Tiny Babies, Big Appeal" is the Neonatal appeal at Birmingham Women's Hospital. All donations will help care for sick and premature babies, not just in Birmingham but throughout the West Midlands.”

Diane Watt, Maria Watt Foundation, added:

“Sydney Mitchell and their supporters have continued to raise funds for The Maria Watt Foundation for over 10 years. The Maria Watt Foundation is a local charity which promotes understanding about leukemia and other cancers that affect children, teenagers and young adults. I set this charity up after the tragic loss of my daughter Maria who had planned to go to university to become a lawyer. Thank you for your continued support.”

Sydney Mitchell specialist teams include employment, commercial property, company and commercial services, litigation, insolvency, licensing and gambling law. Private client teams include family law, residential property, dispute resolution and wills and probate, tax and trusts and personal injury.

Pictures from the event .... Movers and Shakers Event Pictures

Merry Christmas from all at Sydney Mitchell LLP

A great spirit was shown by our all-weather golfers with a fantastic £2500 raised for our charities.  The challenging course certainly tested the best at Ladbrook Park with CVR Global LLP winning the competition with an impressive 92 points. 

Brewin Dolphin came in a very close 2nd place on 91 points and Wilson Field with 87 points in 3rd place.  It was an exciting competition with Mulligans, Jokers and a yellow ball thrown in to keep players on their toes. 

 

 

 

 

Merito Financial Services won the Yellow Ball competition with an impressive 43.  The longest drive was won by Simon Timmins and the nearest to the pin winner was Martyn Curnock.  Unfortunately no one won the £5000 Hole in One Prize on the 12th.

Our two great charities will benefit from the £2500 raised from the day; the Maria Watt Foundation* and the Birmingham Women’s Charity Hospital Neo Natal Unit**.

Div Singh, Senior Partner at Sydney Mitchell commented: “A big ‘thank you’ to Automated Systems Group who sponsored one of the holes and Peter McEvoy OBE who entertained the players with a few stories from his golfing journey.  What fantastic generosity from all players and supporters for the charities with over £965 raised from the mulligans and raffles alone.  Again we are pleased to raise funds for two such worthwhile charities.”

Eileen Rock of the BWH Charity commented:

“We are really grateful to Sydney Mitchell for organising the Charity Golf Day and would like to thank everyone who supported this event. The funds raised will help support the work of the Neonatal Unit at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.  Through such generosity, this will enable our staff to purchase additional medical equipment for the care of sick and premature babies.”

Diane Watt, Maria Watt Foundation, added:

“We are, as always, eternally grateful for the amazing support of Sydney Mitchell and their wonderful supporters who have continued to support The Maria Watt Foundation for many years. Children and Teenagers with cancer locally continue to benefit from the sponsorship of the Beads of Courage programme at Birmingham Childrens Hospital which provides something tangible to our young patients to record, tell and own their own journey through cancer treatment.”

*The Maria Watt Foundation is a local charity which aims to promote understanding about leukemia and other cancers that affect children, teenagers and young adults.  This was set up in 2005 by Diane Watt after the tragic loss of her daughter Maria who had planned to go to university to become a lawyer.

**The Birmingham Women’s Hospital Neonatal "Tiny Babies, Big Appeal" is the Neonatal appeal at Birmingham Women's Hospital. All donations will help care for sick and premature babies, not just in Birmingham but throughout the West Midlands.

Sydney Mitchell LLP is a Legal 500 Top Tier firm based in the Midlands with over 100 employees. The firm’s specialist teams include employment, commercial property, company and commercial services, litigation and insolvency. Private client teams include family law, residential property, dispute resolution and wills and probate, tax and trusts and personal injury.

For more information contact call 0121 746 3300 or visit www.sydneymitchell.co.uk

Leading West Midlands’ law firm Sydney Mitchell celebrated their 8th successful quiz, raising much needed funds for its nominated charities, the Maria Watt Foundation and the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity. Over 70 people took part in the action packed Quiz with a twist. Teams were able to buy chance cards, giving a strategic angle to the quiz. The chance cards either resulted in another Joker, the adding or deducting 10 points or the score was doubled when playing joker cards in a very strategic quiz game. Charles Stanley - Sydney Mitchell Charity Quiz Winners 2016

The winner of the much coveted Sydney Mitchell Charity Quiz Trophy for 2016 was Charles Stanley Wealth Management, who was closely followed by Merito Financial Services and Cornwall Street Chambers in second and third places respectively.  A bonus round involving the identification of dog breeds was won by Molly Giles of Cornwall Street Chambers.

 

Kam Majevadia, Sydney Mitchell Partner and Quizmaster for the night, commented:

"It was a very successful night; raising over £2000 from entry fees, raffle and the Chance Cards sold.  We thank all for their support and in particular Dacs and Arthur J Gallagher for their generosity in sponsoring a team and Hogarths Hotel; Ardencote Manor Hotel and Hatton Park for their raffle prizes. It was a wonderful fundraising night for our charities, a lively event with lots of strategic moves and fun all round!”

“The Maria Watt Foundation is a local charity whose aim is to promote understanding about leukemia and other cancers affecting children, teenagers and young adults.  This was set up in 2005 by Diane Watt after the tragic loss of her daughter Maria who had planned to go to university to become a lawyer.

“The Birmingham Women’s Hospital Neonatal "Tiny Babies, Big Appeal" is the Neonatal appeal at Birmingham Women's Hospital. All donations will help care for sick and premature babies, not just in Birmingham but throughout the West Midlands.

“We will be continuing in our fundraising efforts for the charities during 2016 with the Knowle Fun Run on 15 May and our Sydney Mitchell Golf day on 26 September.”

Eileen Rock, Fundraising Manager of the Birmingham Women's Hospital Charity, said:

“A big ‘thank you’ to Sydney Mitchell for its continuing support of our Neonatal Unit; the money raised will be used to help sick and premature babies who are cared for at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Thank you to all who supported the event.”

Diane Watt, Founder of the Maria Watt Foundation, added:

“Our thanks as always go to everyone who supports Sydney Mitchell in their amazing fundraising throughout the year.”

Sydney Mitchell is Legal 500 Top Tier Midlands based law firm with offices in Birmingham city centre, Sheldon and Shirley.  The firm provides an extensive portfolio of legal services and in 2016 has been shortlisted in the Birmingham Law Society's awards for Law Firm of the Year (5-15 partners); Associate and Corporate Team of the Year.  The firm won the Law firm of the Year in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2008.  Sydney Mitchell employs 100 people and has 11 partners. 

For more information contact Linda Heyworth on 0121 746 3300 or visit www.sydneymitchell.co.uk

Merito - Sydney Mitchell Charity Quiz 2nd place 2016

Pictures of the event can be seen on our Google+ page

On Tuesday 15 March, Sydney Mitchell will be holding its 8th annual quiz night. All entrants are welcome and teams will be competing for the title of Sydney Mitchell Quiz Team Champions 2016.  All funds raised from the event will go to our nominated charities; the Maria Watt Foundation and the Birmingham Women's Hospital Charity.

The entry fee is £100 (plus VAT) for a team of four and the evening will include a buffet, cash bar and raffle.

If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, receive further information, please email Liz or Linda - l.heyworth@sydneymitchell.co.uk.

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link at the bottom of this page.

Event Summary

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016

Time:  Arrive 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

LocationThe Studio, 7 Cannon St.  Birmingham, B2 5EP

Enquiries: l.heyworth@sydneymitchell.co.uk

Cost:  £100 (plus VAT (£120 total)) for a team of 4

To book your team into the event, please click on the Eventbrite link below:

 

 

 

Leading Midlands Law Firm Sydney Mitchell has raised over £7000 this year for its chosen Charities. Cheques were presented to Diane Watt of the Maria Watt Foundation and Eileen Rock of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity at the recent Movers and Shakers Networking event held at Purnell’s Bistro in Birmingham.