One Temple Row
Birmingham has a rich past and an exciting future with major developments and regeneration taking place across the city. With our Birmingham office located in the heart of the city we are well placed to serve our clients within Birmingham and across the Midlands.
On a foundation of partnership, market insight and commercial strength our legal teams proactively and passionately deliver legal and regulatory advice that generates outstanding results for our clients nationally and across the Midlands.
We are proud of our track record in these local awards:
Across the Region
Smithfield Regeneration Scheme
We advised on the Birmingham Smithfield regeneration scheme, which created 3,000 new jobs in the redevelopment of 2,000 homes and 300,000m2 retail and office space in the heart of the city.
Roundhouse Birmingham restoration
We advised on the historic Roundhouse Birmingham restoration - a partnership between the Canal & River Trust and the National Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, bringing an important Birmingham landmark back to life.
Icknield Port Loop
The Icknield Port Loop is a new 43-acre site, for which we advised Places for People and Urban Splash, who are working with Birmingham City Council and Canal & River Trust to bring forward a residential-led scheme for 1,150 new homes plus commercial uses and community facilities.
Birmingham City Council waste project
We advised Birmingham City Council on their new Waste Public Private Partnership Project, including the management of the city's residual waste streams and all major waste infrastructure assets, involving the refurbishment of the Tyseley 25MW Energy Recovery Facility, redevelopment of transfer stations and household recycling centres.
Sandwell Children's Trust
We advised Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on the development of a new operationally independent children's trust. Sandwell Children's Trust is a company that has been established by the Council for the purposes of delivering children's social care services in the borough.
Nearest train station
Birmingham New Street (10 mins)
Snow Hill (5 mins)
The entrance to the car park is next to House of Fraser.
200 Degrees Coffee Shop & Barista School
21 Colmore Row
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
25 Church St
Each of our offices support a charity, selected by the team in that location.
InUnity is a social mobility charity based in south Birmingham. Through a range of targeted programmes – using a mixture of activities across sport, physical activity, creative arts, youth development, training and workshops – it aims to empower young people to bring about positive change in their local communities.
Birmingham Legal Advice Clinic
A number of our staff are involved in running the Birmingham Legal Advice Clinic (BLAC). This innovative collaboration is helping vulnerable people with advice on housing, homelessness, debt, welfare, legal aid and general contract law among other pressing challenges. Alongside the other firms involved in this project, we run one clinic a month with our team of advisor volunteers, which includes from trainees, paralegals, associates and partners.
This project won the Pro Bono Award at the 2020 Birmingham Law Society Awards.
Three of our Birmingham team are involved with tutoring for the Access Project. The Access Project provides one-to-one tuition to students in disadvantaged areas with the aim of improving their grades and helping them get into a top university.
We work with a number of schools in Birmingham. For example, one of our trainees conducted mock interviews with Year 12 students from Plantsbrook Secondary School in Sutton Coldfield. Solicitors also took part in a 'Guess my Job' activity with pupils from Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy, and offered practice interviews to pupils from Swanshurst School in Billesley. Previously we have also worked with Stanville Primary School and Archbishop Ilsley School.
Routes to Professions: Law Scheme
We participated in a work experience scheme run by the University of Birmingham called 'Routes to Professions: Law Scheme'. The programme is part of the University's commitment to improving access to courses and careers in law for under-represented students, and supports A-Level students in making decisions about a career in law and helps them through the application process. Five students spent one week rotating around all departments within our Birmingham office in order to gain experience of life in a law firm.
Our pro-bono legal support assisted Moseley Road Baths to obtain a licence to operate a Grade II listed swimming pool. The Moseley Road Baths were originally earmarked for closure by Birmingham City Council, but have now re-opened to provide a community asset running as a community business.
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