12 October 2015
The President's Birmingham Post Legal Column.
The One of the our most anticipated supplements of the year the Legal 500 gives a guide to the top 500 UK Law Firms and leading individuals within West Midlands practices.
Unless you've been in hiding for the last few years, you would have experienced the exponential growth of online video in some form. Its appeal is obvious: it’s malleable, offers businesses the opportunity to highlight their idiosyncrasies in seconds rather than hours and allows consumers to engage without having to read laborious chunks of text. This was emphasised recently in a study (Forrester – Read Here) that suggests 1.8 million words is the value of just one minute of video!
INTERVIEW WITH MUSHTAQ KHAN in modern law magazine issue 19
As part of modern law's ongoing regional focus, Charlotte Parkinson spoke to the President of the Birmingham Law Society about running a creative and innovative society and effectively engaging with members.
In our June issue of the Bulletin we told members of the publication of Richard Jaffa's book, A Letter from Oggi. Richard, who was a national newspaper journalist before being admitted in 1967, is now having a special evening at Waterstones in New Street, Birmingham on Friday September 18th, starting 7pm.
Birmingham Law Society has continued to expand its membership by signing up all of the lawyers in the Birmingham based Legal Services Centre of Hogan Lovells - an international law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. Birmingham Law Society’s Director of Membership, Ben Henry said, “We are delighted that Hogan Lovells has agreed for all of its Birmingham based lawyers to become members of Birmingham Law Society and we look forward to meeting them over the coming months. We are always looking to expand our membership which is already the largest membership of any regional law society by some distance. The advantage to having such a large membership is that it does translate into a more active and engaged local legal community”.
The tube strikes were taking place in London some weeks ago so I took a cab. I tried to compose a text, however the suspension was so hard, that it became almost impossible as I was constantly moving. I did, by some miracle, manage to text vaguely what I had in mind, but just as I hit ‘send’, the cab went over a speed bump and the text went to completely the wrong person.
Expert on happiness, Professor Paul Dolan of the London School of Economics, believes that people would be happier if they turned off their mobile phones and spent time with their friends and family rather than checking or sending emails or texts.
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The next BQ2, the special supplement to BQ (Business Quarter) Magazine will focus on Famiy Law and provide in-depth interviews, news, developments and opinions on this constantly changing sector of UK law, backed up by overviews and case studies which will signpost the experience and advisory excellence of the region's family law sector and the magazine's diverse and influential readership.
It was the famous son of Birmingham, Tony Hancock, who jokingly asked: "Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?"
Contrary to his worries, the signing of Magna Carta is being celebrated with gusto across the globe.
The dust from the unexpected general election result is settling and the Queen’s Speech on the 27th May set out the new government’s plans. For lawyers, of particular interest will be the EU referendum, replacement of the Human Rights Act, the new Investigatory Powers Bill and the devolution issue.