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Mark Rathbone, Brabners LLP, Head of Corporate in Liverpool, discusses what to expect when becoming an angel investor and what to consider when entering into a possible deal, in the first of a series of articles.

Trainee solicitors at Brabners have had a busy autumn – turning their hands to fundraising for this year’s ‘Big Idea’ charity event resulting in over £5,000 being donated to local children’s hospices Claire House, Derian House and Francis House.

Teams of trainees from the Liverpool and Manchester offices went head to head in an ‘Apprentice’ style challenge to see who could raise the most money in just one day.

Commercial law firm Brabners has appointed two specialist intellectual property professionals from Hill Dickinson.

Everton Stadium Development Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Everton Football Club) and Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited have formally signed an agreement for the Club to lease land at Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool Waters.

The lease, which is conditional upon gaining planning consent for the proposed new stadium and securing funding for its construction, will run for a period of 200 years at a peppercorn rent.  

The ambitions for UK sport are far reaching however for many sports organisations, developments in governance, funding, regulation, reputation and technology all impact upon the state of play. Brabners hosted an expert panel at their half day seminar aiming to help navigate some of the legal and commercial challenges and share insights from experts in the field.

The session was hosted by Brabners' Head of Sports Sector, Lydia Edgar, bringing together insights from the 5 panellists;

The upcoming developments in data protection legislation have been a hot topic for some time now and, as the impending date upon which the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force (25 May 2018) looms ever closer, there is still an air of uncertainty around how the changes will affect businesses in practice.

Commercial law firm Brabners has boosted its family team with the appointment of Richard Rigg from DWF.

Rigg, who joins as an associate in the Liverpool office, has five years’ experience in family law, with particular expertise in divorce and complex financial settlements arising from relationship breakdown. In addition, Richard will strengthen the team’s well-established wealth protection offering for its high net worth and business clients.

Brabners’ trainee programme has been ranked as one of the highest performing in the country, according to a nationwide survey from student legal careers advisor Lex100.

According to this year’s report, Brabners is the highest scoring firm for friendliness and placed in the top 20 for stress level and work-life balance.

The latest SME 300, which appears in the November 2017 edition of the North West Business Insider magazine, is led by Brabners with a turnover of £29.6m and a pre-tax profit of £9.6m. The firm can trace its roots back to 1772 although the Brabners name was not used until 1815.

On 15 October 2017 a team of seven runners from Brabners: Ian Mylrea; Lee Jefcott; Steven Appleton; Glyn Lancefield; Adam Jones; Jonathan Khoo; and Joshua Oxley participated in the Manchester Half Marathon Corporate Clash in aid of the firm’s charities

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