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North West law firm Brabners has advised NRL Group Limited on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Petrolic Consultants Limited for an undisclosed sum.

Established in Cumbria in 1983, NRL Group is a privately owned recruitment and technical services business. The company’s expertise covers a wide range of industries, including automotive, chemical, oil and gas, telecommunications and utilities.

The acquisition of Surry-based Petrolic Consultants is in line with NRL Group’s strategy to expand its business in the oil and gas recruitment sectors.

Brabners Chaffe Street acted on behalf of J. Murphy & Sons Limited on its acquisition from the administrator of key elements of the Land and Marine business of Land and Marine Project Engineering Limited which went into administration on Wednesday 15 May 2013. These include the trading name, plant assets and a number of existing contracts.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has strengthened its corporate law expertise with the appointment of Andrew Millar as a Partner in Manchester. 

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised Restore plc on the acquisition of File and Data Storage Limited, a subsidiary of UK wide office services group OfficeTeam, for an initial £6.1 million and a placing by Restore to raise up to £7 million, both announced today.

File and Data is a provider of document management services, with five archive storage facilities across the UK including one in Heywood, Lancashire.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised office furniture and stationery business Egan Reid on the acquisition of the business and assets of Dart Office Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Family-owned Egan Reid was established in Stockport in 1957 and provides stationery and office furniture to private and public sector clients.  The acquisition of Knowsley-based Dart Office Supplies from the Thewlis family enables Egan Reid to add to its customer base and expand its geographical coverage. 

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised the UK licensee, Dreamtex Ltd, on a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Danish company SkyBrands A/S announced today. The companies will work together to produce branded bedlinen and accessories for the UK market.

Based in Chorley, Lancashire, Dreamtex Ltd is a UK company specialising in the manufacture and distribution of licensed bedding and accessories.  Launched in September 2012 it has a select portfolio of brands, including Skylanders, WWE, The Trash Pack and Adventure Time.

Oldham-based The Leaving Care Company Limited has been sold to Aspirations (Bidco) Limited, part of the August Equity group, for an undisclosed sum.

The Court of Appeal has just heard arguments on whether inherited business assets should be ring fenced when making divorce awards. The case involving Mr and Mrs Davies was reported on 11December 2012.

William Ngan, Chartered Tax Adviser and Corporate Associate at law firm Brabners Chaffe Street comments:

In today’s Autumn Statement, a number of announcements were made by the Chancellor George Osborneas part of the Government’s aim to stimulate growth and equip the UK to succeed in the global race:

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has bolstered its pensions team with the appointment of Elizabeth Graham as a Partner covering the Liverpool and Manchester offices. 

Joining from Squire Sanders where she spent 8 years within the national pensions team based in Leeds, Elizabeth has a wealth of experience advising on pension scheme matters and the complexities of pensions law.