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LEGAL 500 WEST MIDLANDS 2017
Annual Guide to the West Midlands Leading Law Firms
+ regional bar update
Thursday 26 october 2017

One of the our most anticipated supplements of the year the Legal 500 West Midlands gives a guide to the top ranked West Midlands Law Firms and leading individuals within solicitors and leading barrister sets practices. This year's supplement once again sponsored by Technology Law Alliance.

This important annual research charts the impact of the top 500 legal firms in the UK and is widely regarded as one of the most important publications of its type.  The Birmingham Post has once again teamed up with the Legal 500 publishers to review the West Midlands chapter and discover which firms have excelled in the various sectors of legal work. Published in association with Birmingham Law Society once again this year.

We will be including a foreword from the Senior Editor of Legal 500 publishers, Alexander Boyes about the West Midlands leading firms and individuals and also a Foreword article from Andrew Beedham, President of Birmingham Law Society, showcasing the excellence and quality of legal firms available in this region.

We are planning to publish this year’s Legal 500 findings on Thursday 26 October 2017 in a 40 page pull out supplement format, which will enable the Birmingham Post to showcase a list of leading law firms and their individuals in West Midlands practices across all sectors of business.
NB: We will also include a leading Regional Bar Section update for Chambers / Barristers.

If your business would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity to send important sales messages and valuable corporate branding directly into the heart of the West Midlands Business, Commercial Property, Financial, Housing and Legal sectors this would be the ideal platform on which to do so reaching our monthly affluent business audience of over 330,000 business people in the OMB, SME and larger corporate business sectors in print and online.

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 year's supplement. We have substantially reduced our normal rates this year to help with ever tightening  marketing budgets which we hope will also allow the smaller firms to take part.

I look forward to discussing your involvement in Legal 500 2017 in the next few days.

We are working to a deadline of Fri 13 October for all bookings and copy etc.

                     

 

Tony Williams
Business Consultant
Birmingham Post
T: 0121 234 5262 | M: 07970 728274
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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LEGAL 500 WEST MIDLANDS 2017
ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT ON
THURSDAY 26 october 2017

Main Sponsorship Editorial & Advertising Package:
(SoldTechnology Law Alliance)
Logo on front cover “Sponsored by” plus Outside Back Cover prime position
Full Colour advert Plus Two Page Centre Spread Colour Editorial 
Piece of 1600 words plus up to 6 photos 

Company Profiles (Advert and editorial)
Option 1) Double Page profile, made up of Full Page colour editorial (800 words) 
with up to 4 photos and a Full Page Colour advert next to the editorial page
Cost: £1,750 plus VAT (colour)

Option 2) Full Page profile, made up of Half Page colour editorial (400 words) 
2 photos and Half Page Colour advert below the editorial
Cost: £950 plus VAT (colour)


Advertisements Only (Full Colour)

Inside Front Cover   Special Prime Position:   34 x 7 Cols   £1,250 + vat
Inside Back Cover   Special Prime Position:   34 x 7 Cols   £1,250 + vat
DPS (2 pages)   340mm h x 546 mm w   34 x 14 Cols   £1,950 + vat
Full Page   340mm h x 265 mm w   34 x 7 Cols   £950 + vat
Half Page   170mm h x 265 mm w   17x 7 Cols   £650 + vat
Quarter Page   200mm h x 112 mm w   20 x 3 Cols   £450 + vat
5 x 7 Strap   50mm h x 265 mm w   5 x 7 Cols   £325 + vat

To reserve your space please call Tony Williams on:
Mobile: 07970 728274 | Direct: 0121 234 5262 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Final booking and copy deadline is Friday 13 October 2017
 
NB: Artwork needs to be supplied as a high resolution (300 dpi) pdf file which needs to be font embedded / outlined and saved in CMYK rather than RGB colour format. It needs to be sized up at the relevant size for whichever sponsorship slot option size you choose

 

Legal 500 2017 updated

6 July 2017 

Birmingham Post

Midland Circuit - Leading Barrister Sets

Special Supplement Thursday 27 July 2017
in association with Birmingham Law Society

Deadline to book your space and provide copy is Monday 24 July 2017

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The Birmingham Post will be publishing it’s first ever supplement highlighting Leading Barrister Sets within the Midland Circuit on Thurs 27th July 2017.

This unique supplement, published in association with Birmingham Law Society, will provide a comprehensive guide of the top Barrister sets that carry out work in the East and West Midlands region and will be published inside all copies of The Birmingham Post on Thursday 27th July and also uploaded on to the Birmingham Post website and on the free to download Post App which gives a total audience figure of over 330,000.

James Turner, Vice President of Birmingham Law Society and Chair – Criminal Law Committee, will be writing a Foreword article for the supplement too looking at the important role that Barrister Firms in the East and West Midlands play in our legal system.

If your firm would like to take part in this supplement there are several options available offering editorial and advertising opportunities and I have attached a two page word document below showing the various options etc.

This is a great opportunity for your firm to promote your own expert legal services and gain some valuable positive publicity whilst at the same time raising your corporate profile to our niche, affluent, audience who are generally key decision makers at Director and Senior Management level in companies in both the public and private sector throughout the West Midlands region.

To secure your involvement within this unique supplement, please contact the undersigned at your earliest opportunity.

Regards,

Tony Williams
Business Consultant
Birmingham Post
T: 0121 234 5262 ¦ M: 07970 728 274
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Midland Circuit - Leading Barrister Sets
In association with Birmingham Law Society
Special Supplement Thursday 27 July 2017

Main Sponsorship Editorial & Advertising Package: (1 available) £2,750 plus vat

Logo on front cover "Sponsored by" plus Outside Back Cover prime position
Full Colour advert Plus Two Page Centre Spread Colour Editorial
piece of 1600 words plus up to 5 photos and a Sponsor's foreword intro page

Secondary Sponsorship Editorial & Advertising Package: (Only 1 available)

Logo on front cover "In association with" plus Full Page Colour advert plus
Full Page Colour Editorial piece of 800 words plus up to 3 photos
Cost: £1,900 plus vat (colour)

 
Company Profiles (Advert and editorial)

Option 1) Double Page profile, includes Full Page colour editorial (800 words)
with up to 3 photos and a Full Page Colour advert next to the editorial page
Cost: £1,650 plus vat (colour) 


Option 2) Full Page profile, includes Half Page colour editorial (400 words) with
2 photos and Half Page Colour advert below the editorial
Cost: £950 plus vat (colour)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Advertisements Only No Editorial (Full Colour)

 

Inside Front Cover Special Prime Position:    34 x 7 Cols  £1,200 + vat
Inside Back Cover Special Prime Position:    34 x 7 Cols  £1,200 + vat
Full Page 340mm h x 265 mm w  34 x 7 Cols  £950 + vat
Half Page 170mm h x 265 mm w  17 x 7 Cols  £750 + vat
Quarter Page 200mm h x 112 mm w  20 x 3 Cols  £500 + vat
5 x 7 Strap 50mm h x 265 mm w  5 x 7 Cols  £355 + vat


To reserve your space please call Tony Williams on:
Mobile: 07970 728274 or Direct: 0121 234 5262
Or e mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Booking deadline and Copy deadline is Mon 24 July 2017.
Supplement will also be uploaded on to the B'ham Post Website & Post App.
 

4 August 2017 

Birmingham Post

Commerical & Corporate Law

Special Supplement Thursday 24 August 2017
in association with Birmingham Law Society

Deadline to book your space and provide copy is Monday 21 August 2017

commercial august 2017

The Birmingham Post will be publishing it’s first ever supplement highlighting Corporate & Commercial Law on Thurs 24th August 2017.

This supplement, published in association with Birmingham Law Society, will provide a comprehensive guide of the top West Midlands Law Firms that carry out work in this important sector of expertise and will be published inside all copies of The Birmingham Post on Thursday 24th August and also uploaded on to the Birmingham Post website and on the free to download Post App which gives a total audience figure of over 330,000.

Andrew Beedham, President of Birmingham Law Society and Corporate & Commercial Consultant at Clarke Willmott, will be writing a Foreword article for the supplement highlighting the important role of the Corporate & Commercial lawyer.

If your firm would like to take part in this supplement to promote your own areas of expertise in the Corporate & Commercial sector and perhaps look at some recent Corporate deals done then there are several options available offering editorial and advertising opportunities and I have attached a two page word document below showing the various options etc.

This is a great opportunity for your firm to promote your own expert legal services and gain some valuable positive publicity whilst at the same time raising your corporate profile to our niche, affluent, OMB, SME & larger Corporate business audience who are generally key decision makers at Director and Senior Management level in companies in both the public and private sector throughout the West Midlands region.

To secure your involvement within this unique supplement, please contact the undersigned at your earliest opportunity.
 

Regards,

Tony Williams
Business Consultant
Birmingham Post
T: 0121 234 5262 ¦ M: 07970 728 274
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Corporate and Commercial Law
In association with Birmingham Law Society
Special Supplement Thursday 24 August 2017

Main Sponsorship Editorial & Advertising Package: (1 available) £2,750 plus vat

Logo on front cover "Sponsored by" plus Outside Back Cover prime position
Full Colour advert Plus Two Page Centre Spread Colour Editorial
piece of 1600 words plus up to 5 photos and a Sponsor's foreword intro page

Secondary Sponsorship Editorial & Advertising Package: (Only 1 available)

Logo on front cover "In association with" plus Full Page Colour advert plus
Full Page Colour Editorial piece of 800 words plus up to 3 photos
Cost: £1,900 plus vat (colour)

 
Company Profiles (Advert and editorial)

Option 1) Double Page profile, includes Full Page colour editorial (800 words)
with up to 3 photos and a Full Page Colour advert next to the editorial page
Cost: £1,650 plus vat (colour) 


Option 2) Full Page profile, includes Half Page colour editorial (400 words) with
2 photos and Half Page Colour advert below the editorial
Cost: £950 plus vat (colour)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Advertisements Only No Editorial (Full Colour)

 

Inside Front Cover Special Prime Position:    34 x 7 Cols  £1,200 + vat
Inside Back Cover Special Prime Position:    34 x 7 Cols  £1,200 + vat
Full Page 340mm h x 265 mm w  34 x 7 Cols  £950 + vat
Half Page 170mm h x 265 mm w  17 x 7 Cols  £750 + vat
Quarter Page 200mm h x 112 mm w  20 x 3 Cols  £500 + vat
5 x 7 Strap 50mm h x 265 mm w  5 x 7 Cols  £355 + vat


To reserve your space please call Tony Williams on:
Mobile: 07970 728274 or Direct: 0121 234 5262
Or e mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Booking deadline and Copy deadline is Mon 21 August2017.
Supplement will also be uploaded on to the B'ham Post Website & Post App.
 

LoveBrum

Become a Trustee for LoveBrum!

About LoveBrum

LoveBrum is a charity set up to ‘make Birmingham better’. It was created so that local people could get behind local projects in a simple way so that these benefits could be seen and felt. LoveBrum has a unique setup, as the decision to fund causes lies with its members.

Each month, members vote on which causes it would like to support. The advantages of this lie in the power delegated to its funders and the ability of the charity to profile city/regional projects that may otherwise not be recognised.

Examples of past causes funded

Lily Mae Foundation - A funding package of £5k providing support for parents and families following a stillbirth or neonatal death. This resource has enabled training for trustees to deliver counselling support to affected families.

Ups and Downs - £5k towards the training of a trustee to deliver Makaton skills to parents of children with Down ’s syndrome in order to improve their communication and participation in day to day life. The money also helped pay for speech and language therapy sessions.

Sampson Road - £1.5k towards a community project aimed at improving the Sparkbrook local area through traffic improvements, cleaner streets and better police relationships to reduce crime.

LoveBrum has supported almost 30 projects in total since inception in 2015 and has showcased over 100 fantastic causes.

What we are looking for…

The Charity is still relatively new and requires a significant amount of resource for its day to day activities. We have 8 trustees currently, who work across a wide spectrum of businesses in the city including property, media, finance and recruitment.

The trustees are actively involved in the charity together with the 2 funded dedicated employees. LoveBrum has experienced significant growth in the past 2 years and now is the time to add to its skill set. We are keen to hear from prospective trustees with legal backgrounds, to complement the existing expertise on the Board. We would be very keen to hear from any candidates with a working knowledge of charity governance issues and/or contract law, but welcome applications from people across all legal specialisms.

Trustees are required for at least one Board meeting a month, outside of office hours, in addition to ad-hoc attendance at local events to represent the Charity. In return, you get to work with a dynamic and hands-on team, raise money for some great local causes and be part of the business network that LoveBrum has grown as well the opportunity to utilise your skill set in a fun, challenging and rewarding environment, whilst raising your profile in the city’s business community.

For more information: please see the website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Vice-Chair)

Andrew Beedham photo president

Andrew Beedham has taken the president’s seat at Birmingham Law Society (BLS) as the organisation approaches its 200th anniversary. 

A corporate partner at the Birmingham office of Clarke Willmott, Andrew has more than 35 years of legal practice under his belt, including ten years running his own firm. He now specialises in complex £100m+ mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He also acts as a private business consultant.

He takes the baton from John Hughes of Shakespeare Martineau and will be in post into 2018 as BLS begins a year of celebrations to mark its bicentenary.

Established in 1818 with 19 founders, BLS is now the largest regional law society in the UK, with more than 4,000 members drawn from law firms and barristers’ chambers across the Midlands.

To mark the anniversary, BLS has commissioned a book examining the history and influence of the city’s legal profession in the last two centuries. The organisation is also planning a celebratory dinner, a service at St Philip’s Cathedral and an exhibition during its bicentenary year.

Andrew said: “2018 will be a big year for Birmingham Law Society and I’m already involved in planning an exciting programme of events to mark the 200th milestone. It is a huge honour to be appointed president of BLS, but particularly so during this momentous time.”

Andrew will be in the president’s chair until April 2018, when James Turner, newly appointed vice president, takes over. James is a partner and manager of the Birmingham office of criminal law practice Tuckers Solicitors LLP. He chairs BLS’s criminal law committee and has been a council member for four years.

Also appointed at yesterday’s AGM were Linden Thomas, solicitor and Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research manager at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, as deputy vice president; joint honorary secretaries are Inez Brown, partner and head of clinical negligence at Medical Accident Group, part of Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd and Chaitali Desai, a solicitor at Weightmans LLP.

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Linden Thomas (Deputy Vice President), Andrew Beedham (President 2017-18) and James Turner (Vice President)