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MSB Solicitors Liverpool
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.

This month, we are pleased to welcome Polish solicitor Joanna Jandula to our family team.
 
Joanna, who is fluent in English and Polish, specialises in all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce, division of finances, residence and contact arrangements for children, international relocation of children and international child abduction.  After obtaining a Master’s Degree in law and administration in Poland, Joanna went on to complete a second degree at the University of Central Lancashire and qualified as a solicitor in January 2014.

MSB have partnered with women’s education provider Blackburne House to deliver free family advice sessions each Thursday morning from 9.15am until 12midday.
 
Head of Family at MSB, Emma Carey will be delivering drop in advice sessions from Blackburne House each week and can advise on issues including divorce, financial disputes, children issues and care proceedings and co-habitation disputes.

MSB are proud to be sponsoring this year’s Radio City Christmas Carol Concert in aid of Cash for Kids.
 
The concert has become a popular event for families across the city region, with a full programme of performances planned, it is sure to get visitors in the festive spirit.  
 
Cash for Kids is a national organisation who operate in 22 locations across the UK, partnering with a number of local charities to respond to the needs of children in our communities and enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential. All the money raised on behalf of Cash for Kids stays in the area it was raised in providing a helping hand when and where it is needed most.

MSB Solicitors, who operate across three offices in Allerton, Wavertree and Liverpool city centre, have been appointed to the International Child Abduction and Contact Panel by the Official Solicitors Office.

News comes following an intensive application process evidencing considerable experience and expertise in this area. MSB now join around just 40 other firms in the UK - predominantly London-based - and are the only firm in the North West including Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Wales and Cheshire.

MSB have grown their expertise in the field of international child abduction significantly in recent years. Partner Emma Carey and family solicitor Emma Palmer are both Resolution-accredited specialists in this area, solicitor Eve McGowan is on the Law Society’s advanced specialist panel for child abduction, Kirsty Leather has completed a masters of law in International Law and Wendy Eves has developed an excellent reputation as a specialist, cross-border mediator.

Listen Audio - Emma Carey on BBC Radio Merseyside

MSB Solicitors have been shortlisted for the Family Law Regional Firm of the Year for the North.

The Family Law Awards were launched in 2010 in order to recognise the important work of family lawyers across the country and celebrate achievements and advances in the sector.

MSB are listed alongside three other firms based in Newcastle, Bradford and Huddersfield.

Liverpool law firm MSB solicitors has been singled out for praise for its work on fraud and crime in Britain’s top guide to the legal profession.

The Legal 500, which every year highlights the best of the UK’s law firms and lawyers, has placed the city centre-based practice in the top tier in the North West for its work on financial crime - the only one in Liverpool to get into the top bracket.

MSB was also praised for its general crime work, being placed in the second tier of firms in the region and making it the highest-ranked crime firm in the city.

It follows on from last year’s Legal 500 in which MSB partner Sean Sexton was described as a ‘powerhouse’ for his work in complex fraud cases.

People who unwittingly give out their personal information to telephone or online financial fraudsters are actually participating in the fraud and may not get any money they lose refunded.

That’s the warning from leading Liverpool lawyer Paul Bibby of MSB Solicitors, who was speaking as a national campaign to combat financial fraud was launched.
Fraud committed every 15 seconds

According to figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) more than 1m incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016 - a 53% rise and it means an incident occurs in the UK every 15 seconds.

Listen to Paul Bibby on BBC Radio Merseyside.

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