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Leading law firm Brabners has launched Legal Dispute Resolution, a service which offers legal resolutions for property disputes.

The creation of the resolution service follows the controversial rise in court fees which came into force sooner than had been previously expected on Monday 9 March 2015. There is a real fear that the increase in fees will deny many smaller businesses and private individuals access to justice.

Leading North West law firm Brabners has advised Lowe Riser Pod Limited and Lowe Engineering (Steel Construction) Limited in reaching a satisfactory and amicable settlement of a patent dispute.

The patent dispute involved a product called a Lowe Riser Pod, which is a pod/cover assembly which protects against falls in riser shafts in multi-storey buildings under construction.

Leading North West law firm Brabners has been appointed to City West Housing Trust’s legal panel framework.

City West, which owns 14,600 homes in the North West, has appointed a panel of law firms after a competitive tendering exercise. The panel is split into eight advice areas for anti-social behaviour (ASB), contract and procurement, development, employment, governance, land and property, leasehold and tenancy management.  Brabners is one of only two law firms to be appointed on all eight work areas.

The Sports team at law firm Brabners have again been busy in the January football transfer window.

Brabners LLP, the leading North West law firm, said its continued investment in talent and technology had helped it deliver a 4.5 per cent increase in revenues. 

The 65-Partner firm, which has offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston, cited strong growth across its commercial litigation, property, corporate and private client practices.  

It also said its strategy of focusing on a broad range of core commercial services had ensured it remained "one of the region's enduring success stories against a turbulent backdrop".  

Leading North West law firm Brabners has nominated Alder Hey Children’s Charity as its chosen charity for 2015. The firm will support the life-saving work of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital which cares for families across the UK.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity came first in a staff vote and the partnership was announced at the firm’s staff conference towards the end of last year.

Law firm Brabners will be exhibiting at Energy Now Expo 2015, which showcases renewable energy opportunities available to agricultural and rural communities, on the 11 - 12 February 2015 at Telford International Centre, Shropshire. Brabners will be showcasing the legal issues relating to renewable energy, energy saving technology and land management at Stand 42.

Farmers and landowners from across the UK will be attending the renewable energy event, which will feature a large conference and exhibition area of over 160 renewable energy product and service suppliers.

Employees who ignore restrictive covenants in their employment contract by moving from one company to a named competitor may find themselves out of work, according to a Manchester court.

It's often thought that a provision banning an employee from moving directly to a named competitor may be unenforceable as being in restraint of trade, and indeed that was the argument advanced by Sales Team Leader Benjamin Johnson at Manchester's High Court.

TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) has reappointed leading law firm Brabners as Principal Legal Advisor.

TEAM is the largest network of independent recruiters in the UK with currently over 500 locations. Brabners has a well-established relationship with TEAM; in addition to being the network’s Principal Legal Advisor for a further two years, the firm is regional advisor to the Midlands, North West, North East and South West England.

North West businesses heard the expert views of two leading economists at the annual North West Housing Conference.

Well-known housing academic and economist Professor Duncan Maclennan gave his views on the increasing need to cater for an ageing demographic when he addressed the region’s social housing community at the event.