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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

In our latest video you can see Head of Housing & Regeneration, Alistair Fletcher talk about what makes Brabners the go-to Housing firm in the North West.

At Brabners we have a long history of working with housing associations, public authorities, charities and not for profit organisations which means that our team of highly skilled housing solicitors has the wealth of very practical experience in the sector.

Brabners recently welcomed Sir David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement, to the firm’s Manchester office for a lively debate on the importance of tackling labour market abuse with clients from across the recruitment sector.

David was named the first Director of Labour Market Enforcement in January this year and is overseeing a government crackdown on exploitation in the workplace. This includes addressing illegal working practices, ensuring large employers’ supply chains do not breach labour market laws and reviewing the effectiveness of current enforcement efforts.

Brabners have again showcased excellence and expertise this year, with impressive feedback and praise for the firm in Legal 500 2017 – widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide.

Specialist M&A lead adviser Brabners Corporate Finance has bolstered its Liverpool-based team with new hire Andrew Norman.

Andrew is an ACA-qualified chartered accountant. He trained at accountancy firm Saffery Champness in Manchester where he went on to be an audit & accounts senior.  He joins Brabners as a corporate finance executive.