Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BU
Browne Jacobson is a national law firm with strong regional reach through its five office network spanning the major cities of Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham. The firm is currently over 600 strong with over 220 lawyers and 78 partners, supported by a team of professional specialists.
In 2011-12 the firm posted a record set of financial results for the second year in succession. The 17% year on year increase was the highest recorded by Browne Jacobson for over a decade and was delivered without acquisition or merger. The period also saw the firm further extend its national reach with the launch of a new office in Manchester and more recently in Exeter.
Launched in 1999 the firm's Birmingham office has grown to over 120 strong and is today firmly established as one of the leading law firms in the city. Its growing portfolio of clients include: Hiscox, National Health Service Litigation Authority, MACE Group, Santander, NFUM and Goodyear Dunlop, amongst others. In 2012 it was awarded Law Firm of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards, just one of a plethora of recent regional and national awards and accolades presented to the firm which included East Midlands Dealmakers Law Firm of the Year 2011 and Legal Advisers of the Year at the Education Investors Awards for its ground-breaking work on the Government's academies programme.
The firm offers a unique collection of specialisms across the commercial, public, health and insurance sectors:
• Corporate and commercial expertise covers a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, management buyouts, private equity, corporate restructuring and tax issues. Expertise is offered in commercial contracts, intellectual property, data protection, procurement, IT, outsourcing, pensions, competition and regulatory matters.
• The insurance team acts for a client base that includes over 60 insurance clients offering specialist advice on matters ranging from professional indemnity, marine and clinical negligence to fraud, motor, employers and public liability issues. Spread across its five office network the 100-plus strong legal team offers both truly national coverage and real strength in depth locally.
• Its health practice provides specialist legal advice in areas such as clinical negligence, Foundation Trust status, inquests, governance, patient advisory work, consent to treatment, data protection and confidentiality to over 50 health trusts including acute trusts, ambulance trusts, mental health trusts and foundation trusts as clients. Its burgeoning commercial healthcare team acts regularly on complex transactions for its NHS and private sector clients which include the UK's largest not for profit mental health provider St Andrews Healthcare, Methodist Homes and Eden Supported Living, amongst others.
• Public sector work is a particular specialism for the firm as demonstrated by its client portfolio of more than 150 local authorities, 50 NHS bodies and over ten central government departments and bodies. The team offers a comprehensive range of expertise on corporate governance, commercial and procurement matters to property, employment, health and safety and liability. It also has one of the leading teams in the UK advising schools on academisation.
Famous for its friendly and straightforward approach, Browne Jacobson delivers first class individual solutions for its clients. Its vision is to be the first choice law firm for clients and employees both regionally and nationally.
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