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Commercial law firm Brabners has advised Youth Federation on the formation of a brand new free school in Macclesfield. The Fermain Academy, which opened last month, will provide alternative teaching for up to 40 students aged between 13 and 16 who have been excluded from mainstream education.

Free schools are funded directly by central government but independent of local authorities and have increased control over budgets, teachers' pay, the curriculum and buildings.

Commercial law firm Brabners has announced the promotion of three Partners, six Senior Associates and four Associates across the firm.

Adrian Rogers (Corporate), Richard Hough (Commercial) and Leanne Murray (Real Estate) have all joined the partnership; Leanne has also been appointed as Head of Residential Development.

Corporate lawyer Adrian Rogers qualified with the firm in 2004 and has extensive experience in MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions, disposals, venture capital, corporate insolvency and corporate reorganisations.

The charity team at North West law firm Brabners have been appointed to establish Waterloo Uncovered as a registered charity.

Waterloo Uncovered is a ground breaking archaeology project which aims to explore the battlefield of Waterloo and reveal secrets that have been buried underground for 200 years.

While the Battle of Waterloo has been studied by generations of historians, it is the first major international archaeological project at the former battlefield using the latest technology and practices developed by conflict archaeologists.

Students from Liverpool University met last night at the Liverpool offices of Brabners to participate in the fourth annual Charity Law Moot Competition. 

Leading law firm Brabners Chaffe Street and BBC Radio Merseyside have joined forces to host a free seminar on how local charities can utilise BBC Radio Merseyside to promote their charitable services and local events, and enhance the Charities's profile in the Merseyside area.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has acted for the National Football Museum ahead of its launch tomorrow.

The firm advised the museum on the lease of the Urbis centre, its new home in Manchester, and the negotiation of its grant funding contract with Manchester City Council.

The legal team at Brabners Chaffe Street was made up of Ross Shine, Property Partner, John Boydell, Corporate Partner and Stephen Claus, Charities and Social Enterprise Partner.

Following the Government's recent invitation to all schools in England, primary or secondary, to apply for academy status, leading law firm Brabners Chaffe Street is hosting free academies briefings for schools which would like to find out more about the process involved in converting to an academy and the legal and practical issues that need to be considered. 

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised The Oldershaw School in Wallasey on their conversion to new academy status. The Oldershaw is the first comprehensive school on the Wirral to be invited to become an academy by Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove, who gave his approval on the 1 July 2011.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has concluded the registration of Swansea Valley Miners Appeal Fund as a registered Charities.

The Swansea Valley Miners Appeal Fund was founded by Peter Hain MP and the South Wales branch of the National Union of Mineworkers in response to the tragic death of four miners at Gleision Colliery in South Wales earlier this month. The fund will support the families of the victims who need help to survive and recover for the future. The Royal Patron of the fund is HRH the Prince of Wales.

Tomorrow (14 March 2012) is implementation day for the Charities Act 2011 which will make Charities law easier to comprehend, says Stephen Claus, Partner and Head of Charities and Social Enterprise at Brabners Chaffe Street.

The Charities Act 2011 replaces most of the Charities Act 1992, 1993, and 2006. It also replaces in its entirety the recreational Charities Act 1958.

It does not replace the sections in the Charities Acts that deal with fund raising which have not yet taken effect e.g. charitable collections in public places.

 

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