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The Lord Mayor of the City of London visited Liverpool yesterday, to back a major growth strategy and new vision for the city region.

The Lord Mayor, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, met business leaders in Liverpool during a visit organised by Professional Liverpool and Liverpool in London.

Commercial law firm Brabners has made offers of employment to all three of its current cohort of apprentices. Aimee Jones and Hollie Millen have been appointed archives assistants, and Amy Roberts a legal typist.

All apprentices gain experience in legal administration, front of house, knowledge management and archives departments, and across the legal teams.

Commercial law firm Brabners has bolstered its private client practice in Preston with the appointment of consultant Pamela Wilson.

With more than 25 years’ industry experience, including seven years spent as a legal and technical consultant at wealth manager Brown Shipley, Pamela is one of Lancashire’s most esteemed private client practitioners. She has been recruited from HCC Solicitors, where she held the role of partner.

Commercial law firm Brabners has expanded its healthcare practice with the appointment of senior associate, Nicola Lomas, to capitalise on the high levels of commercial activity in the dental market.

Nicola, who has more than 10 years’ experience advising a national client base, from sole practitioners to large multi-site corporates, has been recruited from Goodman Grant, where she held the role of director.

The events of 23rd June require no introduction from me nor, I am sure, do you require yet another summary of them. That we witnessed one of the most far-reaching political events of a generation is without any doubt. Just over two weeks on, those events are still unfolding – the pace of news hasn’t abated to any real degree as the major political parties settle into the reality of the outcome.

We are pleased to have acted once again for Business Growth Fund, this time in their £3.3m investment in High Access Maintenance, who will use the funds to expand into Birmingham and London.

High Access Maintenance is a Manchester headquartered business which provides high-level maintenance and cleaning services for property management firms including CBRE, Savills and Allied London. The £5m turnover firm owns its own equipment and employs staff directly – something atypical of others in the sector.

Commercial law firm Brabners has advised The Dining Group subsidiary, State Bidco, on the acquisition of Hi-Life Diners Club (Hi-Life), the subscription-based dining membership club.

The business, which is being acquired from Hi-Life Group, provides consumers and business customers with exclusive, discounted dining offers at more than 4,000 restaurants across the UK and Ireland.

We are proud to announce that our Preston office are "Professional Practice of the year" finalists in the upcoming BIBA's awards in Lancashire.

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, is Lancashire’s largest and longest running business awards programme.
Run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce – Lancashire’s largest business membership organisation – the BIBAs entered its 10th year in 2016. Since 2006, thousands of entrepreneurs have entered the BIBAs.
Prolific North, in association with Active Profile, have launched Inspired Spaces North - the search for the most inspired workspaces in the North. If your workspace is innovative, quirky or inspiring, please submit an entry and have your space profiled.
Entries can be submitted until Friday 17 June. For more details and to enter, please follow this link Inspired Spaces North.


Law firm Brabners has celebrated its longest-serving colleagues at a presentation. Together, the staff involved have racked up an incredible 366 years’ service to the firm – 166 more years than the firm has been established.

Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives Tony Foley joined the firm the day after his 17th birthday in 1972. Forty-three years later, he recalled that when he started Michael Brabner was a trainee solicitor, the firm had 5 partners compared to the current 63, and tea and biscuits were delivered to desks twice a day.