Talbots Black Country Day
Russ Cockburn

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Law firm celebrates more than £50m of Black Country deals

More than £50m of Black Country transactions have been completed by QualitySolicitors Talbots in the last twelve months it has been revealed.

The local law firm, which has offices in Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton, made the announcement at a special networking event designed to promote the region’s first ever ‘Black Country Day’.

Mark Hodgson, head of the Business Services team, explained how it had secured its best ever year, with 20% more deals completed involving major retailers, entertainment venues, construction companies and manufacturers.

Lawyers from QualitySolicitors Talbots undertook sales and acquisitons, franchise sale and purchases, negotiating supply agreements, whilst also providing support in disputes, employment and licensing.

This included high profile transactions, such as the £4m ‘Casino 36’ in Wolverhampton, acting for a major fast-food franchisee in securing an additional three restaurants in the area and pro-bono assistance for Unit3sixty, a new skatepark in Stourbridge.

“We are very proud of our Black Country roots, with nearly 90% of our £6m turnover generated from supporting individuals or firms in the area,” explained Mark.

“Most of our staff live locally and understand what makes this region so special, which is important when delivering high quality, no-nonsense legal advice. This – along with a fair and transparent pricing structure – is exactly what our clients want.”

He continued: “Over the last decade we have gone from two offices to seven and our workforce has trebled to 170. A £500,000 investment last year saw us establish a dedicated presence in Dudley and we are always on the look out for new opportunities to increase our geographical coverage of the area.”

Quality Solicitors Talbots invited more than 50 business leaders, customers and suppliers to its Black Country Day celeberations last week.

The firm joined forces with well known Netherton pub The Old Swan (aka Ma Pardoe’s) to put on a traditional night of ale and local food, including scratchings, black pudding and pork pie.

Entertainment was provided by ‘Black Country Gaz’, legendary comedian Aynuk, local poetry from Marlene of Quarry Bank and Empty Can’s James Stevens, who gave a rousing rendition of the Black Country anthem.

Mark concluded: “It was a fantastic night and a real celebration of our humour, our music and some of the ‘bostin’ characteristics that makes us special.

“The more we can do to promote the region as a great place to do business will ensure we attract more investment, help existing companies grow and hopefully create more employment for local people.”

QualitySolicitors Talbots’ Business Services team provides owner managers, SMEs and national organisations with a host of legal services.

All companies are offered a free business and employment ‘health check’, where an expert will review their operations and provide initial guidance on how to deal with any issues.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Russ Cockburn .

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