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MSB Solicitors Liverpool
We were delighted to partner with DGB Solicitors earlier this month to help deliver innovative training to professionals from across the North West and further afield.
 
Training consultants AFTA Thought, who specialise in experiential, drama-based training delivered a session on diversity and inclusion, hosted at MSBs city centre office in Silkhouse Court - which boasts a full training and events suite and waterfront views.
 


We are delighted to have been nominated for the second year running at the Downtown in Business City of Liverpool Business Awards.

Last year, we picked up the award for best legal firm; and this year we are proud to have been nominated for best employer.



MSB place employee development and morale at the heart of the firm. We now employ a team of 85 across our three Liverpool offices and are committed to the training and development of all of our people, in order to help them realise their professional potential.

During 2015-16, we have increased out team by 14, including an associate, 2 solicitors and 6 new legal executives; and were delighted to be awarded best medium firm at the Liverpool Law Society Awards - with due recognition to our excellent employee engagement and drive to further professional and personal development for our staff. 

We're delighted that 4 legal apprentices appointed in 2014 have stayed with us. Those apprenticeships with the firm will see all 4 undertake nationally recognised qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

We are also keen to support the wider development of our staff and last year, we launched the MSB Academy to equip our younger employees with skills outside of the remit of law, including effective networking skills, business development and self awareness.

Managing partner Paul Bibby says: "It is important to us that our staff feel valued, are rewarded and treated fairly at all times. I am delighted to say that many of the team at MSB have spent all or the majority of their professional careers with MSB, some of those have even progressed to partners positions at the firm.

"Being nominated for best employer is recognition that those efforts have been acknowledged and I couldn't be more pleased."

The City of Liverpool Business Awards is now in it's twelfth year and winners will be awarded at a gala dinner at the stunning Sefton Park Palm House in July.
Even during an exceptionally busy period for our property team, client care remains to be our priority at MSB and we're proud to say that we regularly receive glowing testimonials for all our staff.

This month, Craig Passey, executive in our conveyancing team has received praise from one very happy customer who said: "Craig is the best conveyancer I have ever worked with on the purchase of my investment properties and I shall definitely use him and MSB again."

Craig assisted the client in the purchase of 9 properties in total,  5 of which needed to be completed before stamp duty changes. The properties were leasehold and can often take longer to complete. Craig, however, managed to have completions done within 4 weeks of being instructed and saved the client more than £20K on stamp duty fees.

MSB prides itself on the quality and speed of service delivered by our dedicated conveyancing team, run from our Allerton Road office. We are panel solicitors for all the major lenders and have direct access to HM Land Registry so we can examine the title to your property within minutes of being instructed.

Cumulatively, our team have more than fifty years conveyancing experience so you can rest assured you will get the best possible service.

For more information, visit http://www.msbsolicitors.co.uk/what-we-do/residential-conveyancing.html

MSB were pleased to sponsor the 2016 CILEx Ball, an event that aims to celebrate and mark the achievements of CILEx members over the past twelve months.

This year, two members of our team, Danielle Blaylock and John McCreanney, helped to organise the event, which was hosted at Liverpool's Double Tree by Hilton hotel on Friday, 15th April.



More than 80 guests attended the ball, representing the length and breadth of Liverpool's business community, including Alison Lobb, president of the Liverpool Law Society.

Denise and Stuart Fergus of the James Bulger Memorial Trust also attended and more than £1,000 was raised for their charity through a dedicated raffle and auction.

Key speakers on the evening included David Flood of St John's Buildings and CILEx President, Mr David Edwards.

MSBs John McCreanney, who helped organise this year's event, said: "The 2016 annual CILEx Ball was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I was very happy to be involved. Both Danielle and I were incredibly pleased with the outcome - more than 80 attended - and we've had some fantastic feedback from those guests.

"I'd like to thank the team at Double Tree for working with us, it really was the ideal venue for this occasion. I'd also like to thank our esteemed guests and speakers for their contribution to what I'm sure was a memorable evening for all."
MSB are pleased to be hosting two official IFB 2016 fringe events this summer at our city centre offices in Silkhouse Court.

The Local Enterprise Partnership are supporting the International Festival for Business 2016 and leading on the official fringe programme, The Edge, which will run alongside the main event programme from 13 June - 1 July.

As part of the fringe calendar, MSB will host an event in association with Connected Irish and the International Irish Business Network on Tuesday, 28th June. Following the launch of Connected Irish just last month, this event aims to further explore Liverpool's deep-routed relationship with Ireland and open doors to doing business with our cousins on the Emerald Isle.

Then, on Wednesday 29th June, MSB will host the third in a series of 'In Conversation' events in association with The Institute of Directors. This event has been specifically tailored for the creative and digital sector and organisers hope to attract a host of the UKs most successful international creatives, digital champions, innovators, exporters and agency owners for an evening of networking, with views from our thirteenth floor offices directly over Liverpool's famous waterfront.

The Edge is an innovative, creative and dynamic programme of events and activities, all of which have been designed to ensure that businesses in the city region derive maximum tangible benefits from the festival. For more information, visit https://www.liverpoollep.org/about-the-edge/
MSB Solicitors are set to host a seminar on changes to the law with respect to the Deregulation Act 2015 and section 21 notices. The seminar will be held at our city centre offices in Silkhouse Court on Thursday, 7thApril from 4-6pm.

With a raft of changes introduced since February 1, including Right to Rent Checks, regulation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for landlords and some perplexing changes to the section 21 notices, it is more important than ever that landlords are kept up to date with sweeping changes in letting regulations and law.

Our team of property litigation lawyers will talk you through some of the most affecting changes. The seminar will last approximately 1 hour and refreshments will be available afterwards. Attendees will also have an opportunity put forward their questions or comment, or generally discuss the ways changes might affect their business.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register your place.
The annual Liverpool CILEx Ball is upon us once again and this year, MSB are proud to be headline sponsors. 
 
More than 60 representatives of Liverpool's professional business community are already registered to attend, from organisations including St John's Buildings, Prime Legal, Pavis, BMD, O'Loughlins. We are also delighted to be welcoming the president of the Liverpool Law Society, Alison Lobb. 

Guests can expect a champagne reception and three-course dinner with wine at the beautiful Double Tree by Hilton. David Flood of St John's Buildings is our guest speaker and there will also be a DJ after dinner for those looking to stay on into the evening.

With only a few tickets remaining, anybody wishing to attend this year's ball better make it snappy! Tickets are £45 per person and the evening is in aid of the James Bulger Memorial Trust.
For more information or to book places, please contact John McCreanney or Danielle Blaylock on 0151 281 9040 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. `
MSB in association with Connected Irish are hosting a networking breakfast at our offices in Silkhouse Court on Thursday, 17th March, between 8-10am, to mark St Patrick's Day.

For those people who may have an interest in or connection with Ireland, a new networking organisation has been set up to advance their business, cultural and community affairs.

The group meet on a regular basis and plan an official launch in the forthcoming year.

Eamonn Sexton, partner at MSB and on the Board of Connected Irish, believes that this is an opportunity to forge an effective working association.

He said:

“Connected Irish will be a focal point for people interested in all things Irish in Liverpool, Northern England and beyond.

"It seeks to promote and support the diverse talents, interests and needs of the people working and living amongst us.

"With a shared purpose, the collaborative means and the collective will to do so, we shall offer members the opportunity to raise additional business and enhance the profile and wellbeing of the greater community.”

For more information on the Connected Irish St Patrick's Day Breakfast or to book your place, please contact Lindsay Witterick on 0151 281 9040 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MSB are set to host a Later Life Planning seminar in partnership with O'Loughlin & Co Financial Planning on Thursday, March 10th.

The seminar will be hosted at MSB’s city centre office in Silkhouse Court and will include talks from commercial partner Mark Forman and director at O'Loughlin & Co Financial Planning, Trevor O'Loughlin.

More details can be found by clicking here.
Sean Sexton, partner in our crime team, has been recognised as a ‘powerhouse’ by the Legal 500 and recommended for his work in defending people charged with serious fraud.
 
Sean has built a strong reputation through his involvement in high profile cases across the UK and Ireland. He is recognised as one of the top 50 Irish lawyers in the UK. Sean was one of the founding partners of MSB, who are now the highest ranked Liverpool law firm in both criminal defence work generally and serious and complex fraud cases in particular.  
                                                                                                                                                              
In recent months, Sean has travelled the length of the UK, from London on the Tilbury Docks people smuggling case, to Scotland on an historic sex abuse case. Sean is currently involved in a lengthy battle in Manchester, involving a £500 million international drugs conspiracy.
 
Sean’s speciality, though, is defending people charged with serious fraud and he has just been instructed in a case in Lincoln involving an alleged multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud public bodies.
 
Sean’s trailblazing career has seen him amongst the first solicitor advocates to address the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg; when he made submissions as to the rights of victims on behalf of Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger.
 
As a young man, he was dubbed a ‘loophole lawyer’ by the national media when he successfully argued that the standard wording used in many drink driving cases was flawed.
 
On his recent accolade in the Legal 500, published yesterday, Sean said: 
 
“My father worked in construction and often spoke of the ‘longdistance men’ - the men who went wherever the best work was. I suppose you could say I am one of the law’s ‘longdistance men’.
 
“I have been fortunate to enjoy a successful career to date, but it would not have been possible without the support of so many talented colleagues. Paul Bibby and I set up in business together in 1989 with a vision of creating a progressive and service oriented law firm.
 
“Over the years, the firm has forged a reputation for excellence of service across the board and this latest accolade is testament to how far we have come. Of course, we’re delighted to be recognised in the Legal 500 and it is a welcome reward for the dedication and ability of an outstanding team.”
 
Head of Crown Court litigation, Paul Gallagher and Andrew Pearson, consultant solicitor-advocate at MSB were also recommended by the Legal 500 this year.

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