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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.

Brabners Liverpool based Charity team were instructed to act for the Trust, providing governance advice and overseeing the registration with the Charity Commission. 

The organisation aims to improve the lives of people living in Chester and the surrounding areas, which makes this achievement a significant milestone for the Trust.

Eamonn O’Neal is the Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice. He’ll be speaking at the Hospice Movement Update: Ask the expert event on 22nd June, talking about collaboration amongst hospices. Here he tells us why working together is so important for the sector.

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. 

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