Award-winning set, Parklane Plowden welcome Elizabeth Darlington.
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Minton Morrill Solicitors represented the family at the Inquest into the death of Vikki Thompson, a transgender remand prisoner who died at HMP Leeds on 13th November 2015.
A statement was read to the Press by Philip Goldberg of Minton Morrill Solicitors following the conclusion of the Inquest.
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The 2017 awards season is well and truly upon us, and at Scala we think it’s important to recognise the hard work of our clients (and join them in celebrating their successes of course!)
Awards are a great way to showcase your business achievements to clients, recognise staff members and benchmark your success.
We’re not even half way through the year and Scala clients are already enjoying award shortlisting’s and wins!
We’re very proud to work with all our clients and are delighted to share their successes so far….
This year sees Parklane Plowden celebrate 10 years since it was formed following the merger between Park Lane Chambers and Plowden Chambers in 2007. What better way to celebrate than with a few more awards on the mantelpiece!
A massive congratulations to everyone at Parklane Plowden Chambers who won their first award of the year – ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the 2017 Modern Claims Awards.
The awards ceremony took place at New Dock Hall, Leeds on the 27th April and celebrates cross industry success and talent.
With the first win under their belt, we’re keeping our fingers tightly crossed for further successes at other industry awards that they are shortlisted for:
Rebmark are enjoying continued success and kicked off what promises to be an exciting year with a double win at the 11th Annual ACQ5 Global Awards.
The awards ceremony which celebrates organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in designated areas of expertise, recognised Rebmark as the UK’s ‘Niche technology offering of the Year’ (legal).
Managing Director, Mark Hewitt won the ‘UK Game-Changer of the Year’ (legal).
Mark’s success has also been recognised by Yorkshire’s Insider Media, who awarded him a place on their coveted 42 under 42 list for 2017.
The list, which celebrates the regions brightest business talent, recognised Mark for developing award-winning software, including piCalculator and noiseAssist.
Mark, along with his fellow members enjoyed the annual 42 under 42 dinner at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on the 27th April.
We’re also delighted for Rebmark who have been shortlisted for two awards at the 2017 Claims Management Awards.
We wish all our clients the best of luck in their shortlisted categories.
If you need help identifying relevant awards to highlight your capabilities and successes, or support with writing and submitting an entry, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0114 4070159.
Following the recent Bar disciplinary tribunal reprimanding and fining Michael Wolkind QC over claims made on his website, including the assertion he could ‘get Stevie Wonder a driver’s licence’, the Bar Council have responded by issuing a caution to barristers when advertising themselves on websites and other means of marketing such as email and social media.
Having recently (February 2017) updated the guidelines for barristers using social media (which can be viewed here), the Bar Standards Board offers advice to be applied in both a professional and personal capacity. Due to the inherently public nature of the internet, it is imperative to remember anything you publish online may be read by anyone and could be linked back to your status as a barrister and your chambers.
You might be surprised to learn that barristers were first permitted to advertise back in 1989 when the 4th edition of the Code of Conduct (has anyone still got a copy?!) was released. Back then no one could’ve predicted the impact social media and its various platforms-twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn to name a few would have on our lives.
Many at The Bar understand the importance of online advertising and social media in promoting Chambers, individuals and the profession generally. Here are the main things to remember to help you engage confidently with online advertising and social media.
Act with Honesty and Integrity – just as you do in your daily legal work, it is important that this dictum extends to your marketing activities. Barristers must not mislead anyone when making claims about their knowledge, experience or ability. Comparing yourself to another barrister is an absolute no-no! Using quotes and testimonials from lay and professional clients is fine, but always make sure that you have the relevant consent beforehand. When quoting legal directories, you must not be selective!
For example, here is an extract from a Legal 500 recommendation, “One of the best negotiators on circuit; he is a highly effective communicator and never gives up”. Quite an accolade, but barristers should not be tempted to misquote it as “The best negotiator on the circuit!”
Trust and Confidence – don’t ever post anything that may undermine your honesty. When it comes to advertising Public Access work practitioners are governed by the same rules regarding advertising as the rest of the Bar.
Confidentiality – it is totally acceptable to refer to reported cases that you have appeared in, or where the case was heard in open court. However, where a case hasn’t been reported but it is of significance to your practice profile, you need to follow a few general rules. If you want to mention a client by name make sure you get their permission first. If a case is ‘ongoing’, take extra care to avoid saying anything that may be prejudicial, particularly if there is an appeal pending. You might also want to run it past your instructing solicitor to ensure that they don’t have any objections to you mentioning that you are instructed on the case.
If you need any help with online marketing contact us at Scala on email@example.com, 0114 4070159.
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Minton Morrill Solicitors represent the family at the Inquest into the death of Vikki Thompson, a transgender remand prisoner who died at HMP Leeds on 13th November 2015.
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St Ives Chambers, Birmingham is flourishing…and following a strategic business review are creating a number of staff roles to support Family Finance and Family Groups, as well as creating a new Marketing team.
They are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic and skilled individuals who thrive in a busy, team-centric workplace. This is a genuine opportunity to join a forward-thinking and ambitious Chambers who are focussed on delivering the highest quality service possible to a local and national client base in several key practice areas.
Chambers are currently recruiting for the following roles:
St Ives’ Chambers has a newly created position of Marketing Manager who will join the management team. They are looking for an individual with experience in an established marketing position, who ideally holds relevant qualifications (degree level).
Candidates must have experience of delivering marketing strategies to a high standard. Experience of staff management is desirable. The ideal candidate will need to be resilient and have an ability to build rapport with people in various capacities, from those who hold senior judicial positions, to graphic designers.
A new role of Marketing Assistant, who will work closely with the Marketing Manager has also been created. This junior role will suit someone starting out in their career who is keen to work in a professional and supportive environment. Whilst some experience of marketing is desirable, it’s not essential. If you have the right attitude and you’re extremely organise, this role is for you.
FAMILY FINANCE PRACTICE MANAGER
Following a strategic business review St Ives’ Chambers has a newly created position of Family Finance Practice Manager who will join their busy clerking team. Chambers is receiving an increase of work in this field and has created the role to ensure they continue to deliver a high quality clerking service to their prestigious client base.
They are ideally looking for individuals with experience in an established clerking role. Candidates must have experience of delivering practice management and business development services to a high standard and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of Lex or Meridian software would be an advantage.
FAMILY FINANCE ASSISTANT PRACTICE MANAGER
Chambers also require an assistant family finance practice manager to assist the practice manager in all aspects of clerking; including managing barrister’s diaries, assisting with billing and liaising with clients and external legal contacts.
Previous clerking experience is not prerequisite to the role, but working in a legal environment would be an advantage. You’ll need to be a confident communicator, quick thinking and highly organised.
FAMILY ASSISTANT PRACTICE MANAGER
Due to a continued growth in the level of instructions received by the family team in chambers, they are seeking an Assistant Practice Manager to join the busy Family Clerking Team.
The closing date for applications is 14th April. To view the full job descriptions for all of these roles and for details on how to apply, please click on the link which will take you to the STAFF VACANCY page on their website.