Archbishop Blanche, Church of England School for girls based in Wavertree, hosted their biggest careers day on February 8 in association with Young Chamber – and MSB were pleased to go along and support.
Young Chamber, an initiative from the British Chamber of Commerce, aims to bring together young people aged 11-19 with local businesses through the Chamber of Commerce network, to provide a meaningful understanding of careers, jobs and opportunities after leaving education.
More than 30 local organisations were involved in facilitating the day, including universities and further education providers, offering advice and insight into the world of continued learning and employment.
Trainee solicitor and former Archbishop Blanch student Sarah McGuiness was there to talk to students alongside managing partner Paul Bibby. Sarah said:
“I’ve been so impressed with how confident and well prepared students are. Even the younger students are keen to engage employers and they’re really asking the right questions and it’s been a pleasure talking to them.
“Archbishop Blanch are clearly doing a great job of getting students to really consider their futures and days like today are so important in helping young people to actually understand their options. It was great to be involved and help them to see that routes into a career in professional services are not as rigid as they once were.”
MSB have significantly expanded our South Liverpool headquarters, taking on more than 1000 sq feet of additional back office space on Allerton Road.
The extra space entails the first and second floor at 74 Allerton Road, directly opposite our flagship office, and will be devoted entirely to our growing residential property department. Four fee earners and four support staff have already occupied the new space, with room for up to six further staff.
In a restructuring, conveyancing executive Craig Passey will head the off plan purchase team and a new team has been created specifically to deal with the increasing new build residential housing market. Partner Tracey Quirk will oversee the development of the department and will be responsible for handling more complex or high value matters.
Managing partner Paul Bibby said: “The expansion comes further to our city centre office move to 4 St Paul’s Square and is further linked with being able to house and support our growing team.
“Staff numbers at MSB have risen by around 30 per cent in the last 12 months. This growth hasn’t been part of a deliberate recruitment drive, rather organic growth in order to meet the demands of a spike in case work. It’s great to see and long may it continue.”
The Allerton Road unit will also house MSBs cloud-based file archiving system meaning that the firm will be able to dispense with off site paper storage in due course.
More than 80 leading members of Liverpool’s buoyant business community gathered at Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel on February 3 for Limitless II – a half day conference organised by Downtown in Business.
This was the second instalment from the team – whose members boast some of the city’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs – and this time focussed on the power of a positive mindset in order to experience high growth, with a programme that aimed to motivate, set aspirations and encourage philanthropic business practises.
The morning featured talks from a range of esteemed entrepreneurs spanning the digital, lifestyle, charity, financial and professional services sectors, including our very own managing partner Paul Bibby.
MSB Solicitors have expanded their plot sales team following a record year in 2016, which saw them complete more than 1,250 units in the Liverpool and Manchester city regions.
Developments include a mix of student housing and residential sites in Salford Quays, Liverpool One and The Baltic Triangle as well a number of other sites for a growing list ofdevelopers and house builders across the North West.
The firm, who’s client portfolio includes prominent developers X1, Ascot and Stewart Milne, have taken on 2 new fee earners and additional support staff, taking the team from 6 to 11 since beginning of October.
MSB Solicitors, who have three offices in Allerton, Wavertree and the city centre, have moved their commercial headquarters to No4 St Pauls Square.
The move comes after staff numbers at MSB have risen by more than 10% since January. The firm now employ 100 people across three sites and have announced five new partners will be appointed in March 2017.
Managing partner Paul Bibby established MSB in 1988 with head of crime Sean Sexton. Since then, the firm has expanded significantly and in 2010, MSB moved into premises in Silkhouse Court to accommodate their growing private client and commercial teams.
MSBs new office, located on the first floor No4 St Pauls, boasts more than 5,500 sq ft in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district. St Pauls Square has become the essential address for professional services firms in the city.
Christmas for most of us means shopping, socialising and generally being surrounded by family, friends and loved ones – but for many people Christmas can be the loneliest time of the year.
Family partner at Liverpool law firm MSB, Emma Carey, said: “For people in psychologically or physically abusive relationships, the hustle and bustle of Christmas can make many feel incredibly isolated.”
Emma says that whilst the majority of us are making merry over the festive period, lawyers are noticing a rise in the number of injunctions and restraining orders taken out around Christmastime.
She says that the lead up to Christmas can, for many, be a time fuelled by fear as financial pressures and more frequent consumption of alcohol can put additional pressures on fragile or volatile relationships resulting in a seasonal spike in domestic abuse.
MSB are delighted to announce that we will be a presenting sponsor at the Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament next year.
The tournament, which will be in its 16th year, will be held in June at Aigburth Cricket Club, which frequently hosts Lancashire county cricket club fixtures.
MSB has heeded the call from tournament organiser Anders Borg for the city region’s private sector to get behind the event, which has previously attracted top ranking players and legends such as Martina Navratilova John McEnroe and Greg Rusedski.
MSB is emerging as a key player in the growth of Liverpool booming bar and restaurant sector.
Laura Harrild in MSBs commercial property team has become the ‘go-to’ solicitor for hospitality entrepreneurs who need help with complex legal issues such as lease negotiations.
In recent months, she has acted for bars and restaurants including Dead Crafty Beer Company on Dale Street and Three Piggies on Allerton Road – the latest offering from the team behind Tribeca, who also have restaurants based on Smithdown Road and Berry Street.