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North West law firm Brabners has made up one Partner, five Senior Associates and two Associates in its annual round of promotions.

By Glyn Lancefield, Associate at leading law firm Brabners

1st January 2014 saw the Defamation Act 2013 come into force, bringing about significant changes to the law of defamation.

Manchester Law Society recently hosted a lunch meeting with Nick Clegg at the offices of Brabners Chaffe Street for members to openly discuss with him issues affecting the legal profession.

 

Jeff Lewis, a Partner at Brabners Chaffe Street and President of Manchester Law Society, welcomed Nick Clegg and members to the event and said that there were a lot of issues that needed to be discussed, but obviously the state of the economy was perhaps the most pressing.

 

Brabners Chaffe Street is hosting a free seminar on the effects of the recession on landlords and tenants and, in particular, issues that arise where retailers have gone into administration.  It will also includean overview of competition law and its effect on property.

 

Traffic and visitor numbers to a specialist shareholder rights website have hit record numbers amid recently publicised shareholder revolts.

www.shareholderrights.co.uk has seen a spike in the visitor numbers following shareholder revolts that have forced the resignations of Andrew Moss, Aviva CEO, David Brennan, AstraZeneca CEO and Sly Bailey, Trinity Mirror CEO.

The topic of legal time limits has been thrust into the spotlight this week following the debacle surrounding the deportation of the radical cleric Abu Qatada. Rarely is such a mundane yet important issue given such media attention.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street is leading the way in supporting the legal profession in 2012 with two of the firm's Partners appointed to the helm of the region's two biggest law societies. Jeff Lewis has taken over as President of Manchester Law Society and Alistair Fletcher has been chosen as Vice President of Liverpool Law Society. 

Both Partners at Brabners Chaffe Street are keen to give something back and support the profession through the major changes ahead.

The topic of legal time limits has been thrust into the spotlight this week following the debacle surrounding the deportation of the radical cleric Abu Qatada. Rarely is such a mundane yet important issue given such media attention.

Posting a message on social network site Twitter is free and can reach a wide audience in seconds but could it result in you paying over £1m and being engaged in a lengthy legal dispute?

In what is thought to be the first Twitter libel case in England, Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand cricket captain, was awarded damages by the High Court this week after an allegation was made on Twitter that he was involved in match fixing.

Yesterday, 21 March 2012, a statement was read in open court at the High Court in London in proceedings brought by Mr Khalid Ansari against Vilnius University and other defendants. Mr Ansari has been and continues to be represented by the defamation team at North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street in those proceedings.

 

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