Sydney Mitchell shortlisted for Medium Law Firm of the Year in the The Law Society Legal Awards

Sydney Mitchell are proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for Medium Law firm of the Year.  The awards will take place in London on 17th October.

The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of nominations this year. The success stories received featured a remarkable number of inspiring achievements demonstrating the outstanding skills, experience and determination that continues to drive our profession.

Sydney Mitchell are proud to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. 

We thank our staff for their hard work and excellent service levels that result in our nomination for such awards.

Well done to all for reaching the shortlist.  To put this into context there are 10,500 law firms in the UK so it is a real accolade to be shortlisted.

Good luck to all firms at the Awards in London on 17th October 2018.

 

Sydney Mitchell Charity Golf raises £2600 for charity - 3rd Place - Sydney Mitchell Fahmida Ismail TeamA glorious sunny but windy day saw our highly skilled golfers raise a fantastic £2600 for local Midlands’ charities. Ladbrook Park Golf Course was in excellent condition with Midway Care Group winning the competition.

Eastcote Wealth Management came in a very close 2nd place and Fahmida Ismail’s Sydney Mitchell team in 3rd place.  It was an exciting completion with Mulligans, Jokers and a yellow ball thrown in to keep players on their toes.

Freedom Technical won the Yellow Ball competition; the longest drive was won by Andy Chubb of Insol Group and the nearest to the pin winner was Richard Hales of Green Office Technologies.  Unfortunately no one won the £5000 Hole in One Prize on the 12th however Angela Harrison was the first to get on the green with an impressive drive.

Our two Midlands’ charities will benefit from the £2600 raised on the day; Age UK Solihull* and the Buddy Bags Foundation**.

Div Singh, Senior Partner at Sydney Mitchell commented:

All players showed their generosity in supporting the fundraising and a special thank you to Automated Systems Group who sponsored the 18th hole and to Ladbrook Golf Club for donating a four-ball for the raffle.  £935 was raised from the mulligans and raffles alone.  It is great to be able to raise much needed funds for Age UK Solihull and the Buddy Bag Foundation.

Lorraine Hart of Age UK Solihull commented:

We are really grateful to Sydney Mitchell for organising the Charity Golf Day and would like to thank everyone who supported this event and for selecting Age UK Solihull for their charity this year.  Everyone needs help in later life, and it is great to be able to give that much needed support to older people in the Solihull Borough.

Alison Bird of the Buddy Bag Foundation, added:

The Buddy Bag foundation was set up to help children fleeing violent situations, often having to leave home quickly, without the chance to collect basic items.  Often children arrive in emergency accommodation with just the clothes they are wearing.  Every penny raised by charity goes to creating the Buddy bags that are given to children affected by situations beyond their Control.  Each bag costs £25 and contains the basic toiletries, pyjamas, socks, underwear, book, picture frame and a small teddy bear to provide a little comfort for them.

We thank the generosity of the players and Sydney Mitchell for supporting our Charity.

*Age UK – Solihull provides help and support to older people in the borough of Solihull. The Vision of Age UK Solihull is of a world where older people flourish and our Mission is to improve the lives of all older people in the borough. Most of our services are provided free. All the money we raise stays in solihull to help pay for our services which include information and advice, companionship and practical help.  Find out more at www.ageuksolihull.org.uk.

**The Buddy Bag Foundation was created in response to the rising number of children who enter emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home.  The Foundation helps restore a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time.  By providing these children with a few essential items, the charity can help make the transition into emergency care a little easier.  Over 48000 children require emergency accommodation each year in the UK.  Founder Karen Williams launched the Buddy Bag foundation in 2014 after being inspired by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation in Australia. www.buddybagfoundation.co.uk

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.

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Sydney Mitchell Charity Golf raises £2600 for charity - Winners Midway Care Group

Winners – Midway Care Limited; Matt Harrison, Lee Harris, Ian Brown and Angela Harrison with Div Singh, Sydney Mitchell and Kam Majevadia

Sydney Mitchell Charity Golf raises £2600 for charity - Eastcote Wealth Management 2nd place

2nd Place - Eastcote Wealth Management; Jonathan Hearn, Trevor Law, James Carty, John Ruddick with Div Singh, Sydney Mitchell and Kam Majevadia

Sydney Mitchell Charity Golf raises £2600 for charity - 3rd Place - Sydney Mitchell Fahmida Ismail Team

3rd Place – Sydney Mitchell; Fahmida Ismail, Aamer Janjua, Asif Din, Mohammed Shoiab with Div Singh, Sydney Mitchell and Kam Majevadia

Sydney Mitchell Golf Event Freedom Technical - Yellow Ball winners

Yellow Ball winners – Freedom Technical; Mark Reynolds, Baljit Singh, John McCormack, Narendra Patel

About Age UK Solihull

Age UK – Solihull provides help and support to older people in the borough of Solihull. The Vision of Age UK Solihull is of a world where older people flourish and our Mission is to improve the lives of all older people in the borough. Based at The Core, Central Library Building, Solihull, B91 3RG and in Chelmsley Wood Library. 0121 704 7840 info@ageuksolihull.org.uk Charity number 1055887

About the Buddy Bag Foundation

The Buddy Bag Foundation was created in response to the rising number of children who enter emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home.  The Foundation helps restore a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time.  By providing these children with a few essential items, the charity can help make the transition into emergency care a little easier.  Over 48000 children require emergency accommodation each year in the UK.  Founder Karen Williams launched the Buddy Bag foundation in 2014 after being inspired by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation in Australia. hello@buddybagfoundation.co.uk

www.budybagfoundation.co.uk @buddybagsuk Charity No. 1164916

Movers and Shakers Networking event in Birmingham

Another fantastic networking event at Purnell's Bistro - Ginger's Bar.

Over 50 attended Sydney MItchell's Movers and Shakers networking event giving an informal platform to mix and meet local professionals from in and around the region.

Movers and Shakers pictures from the event on 5th June. Link here or click the image above http://goo.gl/ivQShK

 Sarah Archer Sydney MItchell LLP at celebratory Award Win Movers and Shakers Event Purnell's Bistro BirminghamOver 80 guests joined partners and staff of leading Midlands’ law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP at a celebratory “Movers & Shakers” Birmingham networking event. The event was held to celebrate the firm winning the 2018 Birmingham Law Society Law Firm of the Year Award (5-15 partners) for the fourth time. The Award was sponsored by Landmark Information Group.

Sarah Archer, Partner, Sydney Mitchell said:

We are really proud to have won the Birmingham Law Society Law Firm of the Year in 2018 in the 5-15 partner category. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate the award with fellow professionals from in and around the city.  It is great that the firm, partners and staff have been recognised for the quality of work both individuals and teams provide for our clients.“

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.

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Picture above: Sarah Archer, Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP

 

 

A Birmingham-based personal injury lawyer is hoping to avoid receiving injuries of his own when he takes part in a charity white collar boxing tournament.

Adam Hodson, Solicitor, Personal Injury Department Sydney Mitchell LLPAdam Hodson, a personal injury solicitor with Sydney Mitchell, secretly signed up in January to embark upon a strict and gruelling 12-week training program, culminating in a one-on-one boxing match at Pryzm Nightclub on Broad Street on Friday 23rd March.

Adam said,

It has been intense. I have never boxed before, and this has been quite literally one of the hardest and most demanding things I have ever had to face. From 4.00am starts and all-weather runs; to lung-crushing intensive gym sessions; to gruelling sparring sessions – it has been an epic journey for me, and one that has taught me a lot about myself. I have had amazing support from family, friends and colleagues, and I am looking forward to stepping into the ring on Friday in the name of raising money for charity.

Adam has managed to raise £1000 through fundraising via Just Giving, and is donating the money to support LoveBrum, which is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.  LoveBrum supports the ‘hard-to-reach’ projects; causes that are not pro led, or do not receive the platform, and funding, that they probably deserve. They aim to support 12 projects per year, and to reach out to all corners of Birmingham.

Head of Litigation at Sydney Mitchell, Dean Parnell, said:

Punching hard and well above his weight…

We are with Adam every step of the way.  All Partners and Staff at Sydney Mitchell wish him well in the ring!

For anyone wishing to donate to Adam’s fundraising, you can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-hodson2

Tickets are available at the venue at a costs of £25 per standing ticket. Doors open at 6.30pm, and a full evening of boxing will commence at 7.15pm and is scheduled to end at 10.30pm.

Sydney Mitchell 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, contentious probate, tax and trusts and personal injury.

 

Fantastic result for Adam - winning his boxing tournament and raising £1058 for Charity.  Well done Adam!

Adam Hodson Solicitor Personal Injury - fight for charity - 1058 pounds raised Sydney Mitchell LLP

No matter what stage in its lifecycle a business has reached, there is always something that the owners can learn to help them achieve their ambitions. This is the view of Solihull Professionals, a group of like-minded businesspeople who have joined forces to support organisations of all shapes and sizes located across the Solihull Borough.

To signpost the experience, advice and knowledge that business owners and managers can access to help them take their companies to the next stage in their development, the group is organising a special event at Solihull’s Hogarth’s Hotel on 28 March 2018.

Business forum help and advice entrepreneurs and businessesThe Business Life Cycle Event will encourage delegates to take a step back and look at business from a different perspective.  In a series of interactive sessions, which are expected to be enlightening and thought-provoking, a panel of entrepreneurs and business leaders, including Ruth Chipperfield (Ruth Mary Jewellery), Robert Elliot (Hogarths), Paul Black (i-sales), Jane Weaver (JWL),  Kam Majevadia (Sydney Mitchell) and Kevin Johns (Prime Accountants) are panellists who will address some of the major issues surrounding the three main stages of the business lifecycle.

Kam Majevadia and Kevin Johns, facilitators at the business lifecycle event and members of ProSolihull Group, commented:

Businesses succeed through sheer determination and effort; at every step of development, help and advice at the right time can help a business fly and soar to the next level.

Our panellists at this Business Life Cycle Event, may just give you that snippet of information that will unlock or explain a stumbling block that you have been facing.

Solihull Professionals member Bob Mountford, says:

All businesses have a natural lifecycle and this event will appeal to people thinking about giving up their jobs and putting their ideas into practice and SMEs seeking growth opportunities while also being equally relevant to companies contemplating diversification and business owners who are preparing their exit strategy.

It’s a unique opportunity to learn valuable lessons from people who have lived and breathed their businesses and are passionate about sharing their experiences and resolutions, including common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Solihull Professionals says

businesspeople will come away from the meeting with fresh ideas, new solutions and valuable contacts who can support them as they plan for the next stage in their company’s lifecycle.

The Business Lifecycle Event starts with registration at 8.30am and concludes at 1.30pm.
Tickets can be booked at https://how-far-can-your-business-fly-solihullpros.eventbrite.co.uk and cost £15.00 plus VAT and Eventbrite fees (£19.79) including a light lunch.

ProSolihull Members are:

Solihull Chamber, Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, Prime Chartered Accountants, Lloyds Bank, Solihull College, Solihull Council, Plum Personnel, i-Secured, Ruxton, GBS LEP and JM Bailey

PROSOLIHULL GROUP

Solihull a vibrant place to do business – the Solihull Professionals group was developed to bring together professionals in the area to get our voice heard further afield showing the opportunities in the region for companies to start-up, grow and develop and we have all in the region to help them no matter what stage of business life a person or company is at.

Contact:  Linda Heyworth, Senior Marketing Manager Sydney Mitchell - Event organiser and ProSolihull Member,  07772795041

   

How far can your business fly and how far has it gone?

When looking at your business over its lifetime, businesses go through many challenges on the way.

The Solihull Professionals Group would like you to join them at an enlightening, thought provoking event.

A panel of business entrepreneurs and leaders will share their life story and the lessons they have learnt.  The panel will invite questions before, after and during the event. So if you have any questions or business issues that you have faced that you would like the panel to address, please send it to us now! (l.heyworth@sydneymitchell.co.uk

Background to the event
Solihull a vibrant place to do business – the Solihull Professionals group was developed to bring together professionals in the area to get our voice heard further afield showing the opportunities in the region for companies to start-up, grow and develop and we have all in the region to help them no matter what stage of business life a person or company is at.

Every business has a natural lifecycle; from the first flicker of an idea, through to the excitement of watching a business grow and onto reaping
the benefits of all the hard work. This is an opportunity for attendees to
stand back and look at business from a different perspective.

There will be interactive panellist sessions focussing on each of the
three main stages of the lifecycle. Attendees will hear and learn the valuable lessons encountered from business leaders; who have lived and breathed their businesses and would like to pass on their experiences and resolutions.

Why should you attend this event
This event will be of interest to all businesses at whatever stage in its life cycle.  Whether you are looking to grow, expand, diversify or plan for retirement and exit then this event may just give you a few pointers.

What will you get out of it?
Attendees will benefit from the experiences of others, learn about the pitfalls and how to avoid them, discuss concerns and have questions answered. They will come away with fresh ideas, solutions and new contacts that can support them through their decision making.

Our panel and experts will be on hand at the end of the event if you have any additional questions that you may not wish to raise in open forum.

EVENT TIMING:
08.30 – 08.55hrs           Registration, Tea, Coffee and Danish
08.55 – 09.05hrs           Welcome and Introduction to panellists
09.05 – 09.50hrs           Session 1 followed by Q &A (Start Ups)
09.50 – 10.35hrs           Session 2 followed by Q&A (Growth)
10.35 – 10.50hrs           Coffee Break
10.50 – 11.35hrs           Session 3 followed by
                                          Q&A (Exiting/Selling On)
11.35 – 11.45hrs           Final Q&A
11.45 – 12.15hrs           Closing Remarks
12.15 – 13.30hrs           Networking, time for 1-2-1 sessions                                           and Light Lunch
13.30 hrs                       Ends

We do hope you can join us.

WHEN:
28 March 2018
TIME:
8.30  am – 1.30 pm
WHERE:
Hogarths Hotel, Solihull

COST
£15
RSVP:
LINDA HEYWORTH
l.heyworth@sydneymitchell.co.uk
SOLIHULL PROFESSIONALS GROUP

Pro Solihull - Solihull Professionals group - Solihull Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Another great professional networking event with over 50 attending the Sydney Mitchell LLP ‘Movers & Shakers’ Midlands event at Ginger’s Bar, Purnell’s Bistro in Newhall Street, Birmingham.

A fantastic three course meal went down a treat with all – wonderful flavour and excellent service.  The relaxed relationship building event always receives superb comments from those attending and the delights delivered by Glyn Purnell and his team.

Samantha Glynn, Sarah Rowe Birmingham Chamber, Sarah Archer Sydney MItchelll LLP
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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Pro Solihull Professionals Group - Business Lifecycle ForumNo matter what stage in its lifecycle a business has reached, there is always something that the owners can learn to help them achieve their ambitions. This is the view of Solihull Professionals, a group of like-minded businesspeople who have joined forces to support organisations of all shapes and sizes located across the Solihull Borough.

To signpost the experience, advice and knowledge that business owners and managers can access to help them take their companies to the next stage in their development, the group is organising a special event at Solihull’s Crown Plaza Hotel (De Limesi Suite) on 9 February 2018.

Business life cycle - help and advice on business growth business forum event SolihullThe Business Lifecycle Event will encourage delegates to take a step back and look at business from a different perspective.  In a series of interactive sessions, which are expected to be enlightening and thought-provoking, a panel of entrepreneurs and business leaders, including Emma Heathcote-James, Ruth Chipperfield, Joe Kelly, Suzie Ankrett, Simon Mills and Jane Weaver are panellists who will address some of the major issues surrounding the three main stages of the business lifecycle.

Kam Majevadia and Kevin Johns, facilitators at the business lifecycle event and members of the ProSolihull Group, commented:

Businesses succeed through sheer determination and effort; at every step of development, help and advice at the right time can help a business fly and soar to the next level. 

Our panellists at this Business LifeCycle Event, may just give you that snippet of information that will unlock or explain a stumbling block that you have been facing.

Solihull Professionals member Bob Mountford says:

All businesses have a natural lifecycle and this event will appeal to people thinking about giving up their jobs and putting their ideas into practice and SMEs seeking growth opportunities while also being equally relevant to companies contemplating diversification and business owners who are preparing their exit strategy.

It’s a unique opportunity to learn valuable lessons from people who have lived and breathed their businesses and are passionate about sharing their experiences and resolutions, including common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Solihull Professionals says businesspeople will come away from the meeting with fresh ideas, new solutions and valuable contacts who can support them as they plan for the next stage in their company’s lifecycle.

The Business Lifecycle Event starts with registration at 8.30am and concludes at 1.30pm.

Tickets can be booked at https://how-far-can-your-business-fly-solihullpros.eventbrite.co.uk and cost £25.00 plus VAT and Eventbrite fees (£32.58) including a light lunch.

ProSolihull Members are:
Solihull Chamber, Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, Prime Chartered Accountants, Lloyds Bank, Solihull College, Solihull Council, Plum Personnel, i-Secured, Ruxton, GBS LEP and JM Bailey

PROSOLIHULL GROUP
The Solihull Professionals group was developed to bring together professionals in the area to get our voice heard further afield showing the opportunities in the region for companies to start-up, grow and develop and we have all in the region to help them no matter what stage of business life a person or company is at. Contact:  Linda Heyworth, Event organiser and ProSolihull Member, Sydney Mitchell LLP 0121 746 3300 or 07772795041

Over 70 attended the Sydney Mitchell LLP ‘Movers & Shakers’ Midlands Networking event at Ginger’s Bar, Purnell’s Bistro in Newhall Street Birmingham.

Karen Moores, Partner said: “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.

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