Top Tier Legal 500 law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP held their ‘Movers & Shakers’ Networking Event in October at Ginger's Bar, Purnell's Bistro, owned by Michelin starred Glynn Purnell.  The events are invitation only and cost £22 + eventbrite fees to attend and includes 2 drinks and food.

Head of Family Karen Moores, Partner, Sydney Mitchell regularly welcomes 50 Midlands’ professionals to the event.  Karen commented:

Our aim is to bring together Midlands’ professionals at an informal event where they not only experience the excellent food produced by Glynn and his team but can also build on their professional relationships.  We are extremely pleased with the overwhelming support for the event.

Law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP has offices in Birmingham City Centre, Sheldon and Shirley.

The next event is on 5 Decemer 2017.  For information and invitations, please email l.heyworth@sydneymitchell.co.uk

Link to photos from the October Event on Google+

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116306612658183054473/+SydneymitchellCoUkOfficial

 

If you take appointments as a Receiver or make such appointments then this seminar will be of interest to you!

Speakers

Our Senior Partner Div Singh will be opening the Event introducing our speakers:

  • Leanne Schneider-Rose, Partner, Restructuring & Recoveries department
  • Sundeep Bilkhu, Solicitor, Property Litigation

Key Objectives

The objectives of this seminar include –

  • How to appoint a Receiver and how to ensure that you have been properly appointed
  • Steps to be taken following an appointment
  • Powers of a Receiver
  • Duties of a Receiver
  • Dealing with moveable assets and animals on or at the property
  • Issues with tenants

You are invited to join us after the seminar for a light buffet and refreshments and the opportunity to speak to the team and ask any questions.

This is a FREE event. Please book now to avoid disappointment as places fill up quickly.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Eventbrite booking link – to book on line

Believe it or not Performance Management is not a 30 minute appraisal once each year reports Jade Linton Associate Solicitor at Sydney Mitchell LLP. 

When used correctly Performance Management is an effective HR tool helping employees to do a job well and achieve the goal they were employed to do, help you run a thriving a profitable business.

A common mistake made by businesses is to ignore underlying issues which, if left unresolved, can turn in to huge litigious problems making matters difficult for the employee, difficult for staff and difficult for business. 

Jade Linton Employment Law Associate Sydney Mitchell LLP 0121 746 3300A forward thinking business will ensure its line managers are equipped and empowered to manage staff effectively and fairly.  People are often promoted to management because they have the technical skill required for business but technical prowess alone does not make a person capable of managing people.  

Capability is aimed at improvement not punishment and businesses should not use performance management as a tool to engineer problematic staff out of the business under the guise of poor performance.  Various cases reveal dismissing an employee for poor performance when performance was not the real reason for dismissal is likely to render the dismissal unfair. 

An effective performance management culture (and not just a policy on page 259 of the Handbook) should ensure the right people occupy the right roles and employees facing genuine difficulties are supported.  After all, a happy workforce is the driving force behind any profitable business and employers should be more concerned about ‘presenteeism’ than they are 'absenteeism'.

Jade added:

Get it right at the outset and save yourself the cost, distress and embarrassment of an expensive Tribunal claim.  Plan, discuss and work together with your key employees to make a day in the office a positive and profitable experience.

My HR Forums have helped many businesses share their views in a confidential and friendly arena aimed at identifying how practices can be improved to the benefit of all concerned. Find help before you need help!

Jade Linton can be contacted on 0121 746 3300 or email j.linton@sydneymitchell.co.uk

HR Forum - Sydney Mitchell LLP - Jade LintonJade runs a series of HR Forums aimed at HR Professionals and HR Managers - the next FREE event is on 28 September - with Guest sponsor is Stephen Gallacher – Gallacher Wealth Management

to be held at James's Place House, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull

You can book on this using this Eventbrite Link

 

If you take appointments as a Receiver or make such appointments then this seminar will be of interest to you!

Speakers - Sydney Mitchell Receivers' Event

Our Senior Partner Div Singh will be opening the Event introducing our speakers:

  • Leanne Schneider-Rose, Partner, Restructuring & Recoveries department

  • Sundeep Bilkhu, Solicitor, Property Litigation

Key Objectives

The objectives of this seminar include -

  • How to appoint a Receiver and how to ensure that you have been properly appointed

  • Steps to be taken following an appointment

  • Powers of a Receiver

  • Duties of a Receiver

  • Dealing with moveable assets and animals on or at the property

  • Issues with tenants

You are invited to join us after the seminar for a light buffet and refreshments and the opportunity to speak to the team and ask any questions.

This is a FREE event. Please book now to avoid disappointment as places fill up quickly.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

SYDNEY MITCHELL LLP

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A great professional networking event with over 60 attending the Sydney Mitchell LLP ‘Movers & Shakers’ Midlands event at Ginger’s Bar, Purnell’s Bistro in Newhall Street, Birmingham.

Sydney Mitchell Movers and Shakers professional Networking Event

Tracy Creed, Partner said:

"An excellent turnout; the relaxed relationship building event always receives superb comments from those attending and the delights delivered by Glyn Purnell and his team are always well presented and tasty."

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.

Law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP has offices in Birmingham, Shirley and Sheldon.

News and Event pictures can be seen by clicking on the Google+ links below

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HR FORUM

Come along to our HR forum and discuss topical employment issues

In a round table discussion, join with your fellow HR professionals from across the region.

Dispute Resolution

This month’s forum will consider the issues which may arise in connection with settling actual or potential employment disputes using settlement agreements or ACAS conciliation.

Let Jade Linton, Sydney Mitchell Employment Law Specialist, give you the opportunity to review
some recent case studies and host an active discussion. 

You will also receive a copy of the latest Sydney Mitchell Employment Law Update.

We are sure you will find this forum of interest. Book now to attend this FREE forum!

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jade.

We do hope you can join us.

When: 29 June 2017

Time: 1.00 pm

Where:
Sydney Mitchell LLP
336 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull, B90 3DN

RSVP: JADE LINTON
j.linton@sydneymitchell.co.uk

HR Forum - Sydney Mitchell

A great Movers and Shakers professional networking event for Sydney Mitchell with over 50 professionals from in and around the Midlands meeting at Ginger’s Bar, Purnell’s Bistro in Newhall Street Birmingham on 4 April 2017.

An excellent turnout; with many guests commenting on the relaxed atmosphere and the good cross–section of professionals joining in from the city. The food as always was superb; provided by Glyn Purnell and his team.

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: (link below to Album from event)

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01:

Clive Perks ... Supportive Financial Planning

Andrea Jones ... Sydney Mitchell

Clive Margetts ....The Business Success Consultant

04:

Stewart Coles ... Sydney Mitchell

Angela Hyde ... Sydney Mitchell

Brian Chappelhow

06:

Richard Smith ... PGC

Suzanna Patalong ... Sydney Mitchell

Nick Frost ... LEBC Group

09:

Paul Fielding ... Brewin Dolphin

Amanda Holland ... Sydney Mitchell

Paul Sargent .... Brewin Dolphin

12:

Ian Morgan ...RBS

Kay Passars .... CVR Global LLP

Paul Maycock ... Handelsbanken

14:

Andy McGill ... Smith & Willaimson

Morgan Keating .... AIB

Rebecca Gadd .... AIB

Joph Young ... Smith & Williamson

15:

Lucy Bluck ...Sydney Mitchell

Ellie Lewis ... Dains LLP

Shelley Collingbourne ... Sydney Mitchell

17:

Mike Hobbis ... GE Capital

Linda Heyworth ... Sydney Mitchell

Gerald Irwin ... Irwin Insolvency

23:

Sundeep Bilkhu ... Sydney Mitchell

Ian Marriott ... Index Property Information

Hayley-Jo Lockley... Sydney Mitchell

HR FORUM

Come along to our HR forum and discuss topical employment issues

In a round table discussion, join with your fellow HR professionals from across the region.

Managing Sickness Absence - An overview

In this month's Forum there will be an active discussion about 'Managing sickness absence.'
Key practical issues to consider when:

  • An employee is off sick
  • Return to work
  • Problem areas

Let Jade Linton, Sydney Mitchell Employment Law Specialist, give you the opportunity to review
some recent case studies and host an active discussion. 

You will also receive a copy of the latest Sydney Mitchell Employment Law Update.

We are sure you will find this forum of interest. Book now to attend this FREE forum!

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jade.

We do hope you can join us.

When: 30 March 2017

Time: 1.00 pm

Where:
Sydney Mitchell LLP
336 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull, B90 3DN

RSVP: JADE LINTON
j.linton@sydneymitchell.co.uk

HR Forum - Sydney Mitchell

 

 

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

 

 

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