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MANCHESTER law firm Kuits Solicitors has advised “Class of 92” starts Gary and Phil Nevillie, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt on a BBC behind-the-scenes documentary charting their involvement with Salford City FC to be aired later this year.

The 70-year-old club is currently top of the Evostick First Division North, eight rungs down from the Premier League, following three consecutive wins in January.

The Nevilles, Giggs, Scholes and Butt are keen that Salford City encourages youth development through sport, discovering untapped talents, says Kuits.

Head of corporate and commercial at Kuits, Rob Buckley, said: “We have been working with the Class of ‘92 for some time now. As well as the acquisition of Salford City FC and this BBC documentary, we also advised them on the production and distribution of the Class of ’92 film in 2013.”


MANCHESTER law firm Pannone Corporate is toasting a tender win with West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The firm will provide commercial legal advice in connection with the procurement of a new real-time information system for its public bus services, which will provide live information to passengers across Yorkshire.

The Pannone Corporate team, led by IP and IT partner Amy Chandler, is advising WYCA on the contracts for the procurement of the system.

Chandler said: “We are delighted to advise WYCA on this project. We have a strong reputation for advising public transport providers and this latest appointment reflects this.”

Pannone Corporate’s public transport sector clients include Transport for Greater Manchester and West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive.


NATIONAL law firm Mills & Reeve has been ranked first in the UK for client satisfaction in the Legal Week’s annual client satisfaction survey.

The survey, now in its 11th year, canvasses the views of general counsel, CEOs and MDs and 80% of the FTSE 100 companies. This year more than 1,400 clients were interviewed and Mills & Reeve was one of 43 firms featured in the report.

Mills & Reeve scored best for responsiveness and quality of legal advice, and was praised by clients for its “approachability and responsiveness” and “sector knowledge.”


LIVERPOOL law firm QualitySolicitors Jackson Canter has celebrated the opening of its new Manchester office.

Based at 111 Picadilly the office focuses on family law, immigration, conveyancing and accidental injury claims.

Business development director Andy Gorman said: “QualitySolicitors Jackson Canter is proud to be extending our services in Manchester, the feedback has been a request for yet more of our excellent standards in this area. We hope our growing presence in Manchester will continue to provide first class support to those that need our help.”

The firm, which is representing families of 20 victims in the long-running Hillsborough public inquiry, has launched with a team of seven in Manchester, which it is expecting to grow.


THE Manchester office of TLT Solicitors advised, Stockport company Freedom Logistics UK on its acquisition of  Heathrow & Leeds Bradford Airport-based Prime Logistics International.
The TLT team was led by corporate partner Jon Close and included corporate solicitor Nicola Bilner. Close said: “This acquisition is a vital step in our client’s ambitious expansion plans, seeing them to broaden their freight network beyond their established logistics base at Manchester, to London Heathrow and Leeds Bradford Airports.”