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Following the longest criminal trial ever to be heard in the Liverpool Crown Court David Barton, the former operator of Barton Park Nursing Home in Southport, has today been sentenced to 21 years for multiple theft and fraud convictions.

Mr Barton committed various offences against the elderly and the vulnerable and the isolated.

A family-run business has defeated global drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline in a dispute over an over-the-counter painkiller in a case advised on by our IP team.

We are delighted to have promoted three of our senior associates to partner across our corporate, family and private client teams.

We are proud to announce that we have bolstered our corporate and litigation teams with the lateral hires of partners Jon Close and Phil Sheard, along with three members of his team.

Corporate team advised on 14 North West deals in the first quarter of 2018

Brabners, the independent legal practice, has been named the most active M&A legal adviser in the North West and the sixth most active in the UK for the first quarter of 2018 in an independent report by Experian.

Brabners, the independent legal practice, has appointed experienced senior business executive Robert White as its new chief executive officer to work alongside new managing partner, Nik White.

Robert has more than 25 years’ experience in senior roles across a range of sectors and succeeds Janet Pickavance, who is leaving the firm after 30 years.

Nicola Whittle, head of corporate at Brabners’ Preston office, has been named Lawyer of the Year at the North West Business Insider Young Professional Awards.

TEAM, the UK’s largest network of independently owned recruitment and employment agents, held its 6th national conference this weekend and Brabners were delighted to share legal insights with the sector and also award TEAM member of the year 2018 at the conference’s prestigious gala dinner.

Congratulations are in order as Brabners have been awarded Employment Team of the year 2018 at the Manchester Legal Awards.

Leading lawyers from across Manchester gathered together for the ninth annual Manchester Legal Awards. Brabners' employment team, a tier one Legal 500 practice, described as an ‘excellent and balanced team’, won the prestigious award for their exceptional quality of client care and their high-quality, cost-effective and innovative service.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation which will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, and will replace the UK’s current data protection regime in its entirety. The GDPR will implement a comprehensive new data protection regime in the UK which governs how ‘personal data’ must be handled and stored by ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors’ (along with new, more substantial penalties for non-compliance in respect thereof).

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