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The Birmingham Law Society is very pleased to be able to announce that it has joined forces with Legalese, the publishers of the Legal 500, to publish a special commemorative magazine that will not only celebrate the Society’s 200th anniversary but review this year’s Legal 500 West Midlands findings within a multi-page A4 perfect bound glossy special report.

See full story and sponsorship & advertising rates here.

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birmingham law society marks bicentenary in birmingham post supplement 

The latest edition of the Birmingham Post celebrates Birmingham Law Society's bicentenary and includes a supplement, with a foreword by the President, James Turner.

The supplement is also available electronically and can be read online here.

To read the story on The Post online, please go to their website.

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in the footsteps of miss bebb... celebrity play reading and conference


 A play chronicling the struggle of women to be accepted in to the legal profession is receiving its Birmingham premiere.

Birmingham-born stage and screen actor Martin Shaw and Call the Midwife’s Laura Main will lead the celebrity cast in The Disappearance of Miss Bebb.

The performance will conclude a conference exploring the future of women in the law on 21 October, at the University of Birmingham. The radio-style play, with live music and sound effects, is open to the public. 

The Disappearance of Miss Bebb, by lawyer/playwright Alex Giles, is inspired by the 1913 case of Bebb v The Law Society. Gwyneth Bebb was one of three female plaintiffs in the case seeking admission to the Law Society, which at the time prevented women practicing as solicitors. The case paved the way for the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, allowing women to become lawyers. 

Martin Shaw reprises the role of Bebb’s barrister, Mr (later Lord) Stanley Buckmaster KC, which he performed at the play’s first performance in London last year. Laura Main will play Miss Bebb.

The 90-minute play premiered last year in London in support of the Kalisher Trust, a charity helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue a career at the criminal bar.

The event is part of a programme to mark the 200th anniversary of BLS, which accepted its first female member in 1923.

Eileen Schofield, Chair of the Board at Birmingham Law Society, said: “It is a tremendous coup to have secured this play for Birmingham and a great way to mark our bicentenary.

“Women now make up half of new solicitors so it’s astonishing to think that a century ago they were barred from practice. Alex Giles’ work is a powerful drama and a great way to celebrate how far women have come in the legal profession.”

Tickets for the play are from £20-£40 and are available from Eventbrite. The proceeds will support the work of the Kalisher Trust.

Speakers at the The Future of Women in the Law conference include Lord Judge, former Lord Chief Justice; Linden Ife, practicing barrister with Enterprise Chambers and Eileen Schofield.

birmingham law society commissions painting by top birmingham artist

Birmingham Law Society is celebrating its 200th anniversary by commissioning a major painting by Reuben Colley.

The society was formed in 1818, at a time when Birmingham did not have its own law courts. 

Today, it is the largest local law society in England and Wales, with 3,500 members. 

Reuben Colley (pictured) has been painting Birmingham for over 20 years, and has established himself as one of the most significant interpreters of the city’s constantly changing urban landscape.

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Reuben said: “I am very privileged to have been chosen by Birmingham Law Society to celebrate their 200th anniversary with this painting of Birmingham Law Courts.

“It is one area of the city centre which hasn’t been subjected to redevelopment, and so felt very familiar whilst painting it, like a true Birmingham figure-head, and with such impressive architecture one can’t help but to produce a beautiful painting.”

The commission will also be published as a signed limited edition and will be available to purchase in October.

Reuben Colley's last high-profile commission was for the John Lewis Partnership, and his five paintings of Birmingham can be seen in the restaurant in the John Lewis store at Grand Central.

The gallery website is here.

6 August 2018

Birmingham Post

Birmingham Law Society
200th Anniversary Celebration Supplement

Special Supplement Thursday 10 September 2018
in association with Birmingham Law Society

Deadline to book your space and provide copy is Monday 10 September 2018 

As part of their year long celebrations we have been asked by Birmingham Law Society to publish a special Bicentenary Celebration supplement to mark their 200th anniversary since being formed in 1818.

Originally founded by 19 members, BLS now has more than 5000 members drawn from law firms and barristers’ chambers across the West Midlands region.

We will be including a foreword article from the new President, James Turner and comment from past presidents too and we hope the supplement will be able to show the achievements, contribution and legacy of the largest legal community outside London.

The supplement will appear inside all copies of The Birmingham Post on Thurs 13 Sept, will be uploaded on the Post website and will also be available on the free to download Post App, providing a total print and online audience of over 330,000.

If your business would like to take advantage of this unique one-off opportunity to send your own congratulations to BLS themselves whilst also taking the opportunity to send important sales messages, valuable corporate branding and positive publicity directly into the heart of the West Midlands Legal, Business, Commercial Property, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Financial marketplace this would be the ideal platform on which to do so.

Please find on the second page below details of available options that include editorial and advertising packages, should your firm wish to take part in this years supplement.


Tony Williams
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Birmingham Post
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Birmingham Law Society
200th Anniversary Celebration Supplement

Thursday 13th September 2018

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