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29th March 2017
Employee’s Getting Wrapped up for the YMCA Sleep Easy 2017 Smith Partnership delighted to announce it has a number of employees taking part in the Derby YMCA Sleep Easy 2017, on Friday 31st March at the 3aaa County Ground, Derbyshire County Cricket Club. The brave volunteers will be joining the Sleep Easy 2017 campaign, which is a YMCA fundraising initiative to help change the lives of vulnerable young people in the region. Our volunteers are: Rebecca Reid, Solicitor in the Employment Department and her younger brother James Johnson, Partner in the Employment Department James Johnson said: “We are all very excited to be involved in the Sleep Easy, although we know it will be a very tough challenge, but it will be worth it to...
27th March 2017
Derby’s Finest – a new group which aims to celebrate and support women who make a positive contribution to the city – was officially launched with an event at Derby College’s Engine Shed restaurant at the Roundhouse in Pride Park. The group has been formed by Claire Twells from Smith Partnership solicitors, April Hayhurst from Derby College, Bev Crighton from the University of Derby and Amanda Strong from Mercia Image Print in Little Eaton. Fifty women from a wide range of organisations and businesses attended the inaugural event to hear about plans for future events and about the chosen charity for the year – Prostate Cancer UK.  The first event raised nearly £300 for the charity and the target is to grow this to thousands over the coming...
20th March 2017
Smith Partnership, is offering its first FREE Employment Law seminar of the year, to local business owners, at Derby Museum on Thursday 30th March at 9.30am until 11am. The FREE seminar will provide an opportunity for delegates to be updated on key employment law issues currently faced by local business owners; whether it be Brexit or the uncertainty created by Donald Trump’s US presidency, the seminar will try to put all the hot topics of discussion into context. Britain’s vote to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016 caused shockwaves across the country and the rest of the world, with most people still really none the wiser as to what the impact might be on their business, and in particular Employment Law. James Johnson, Partner at Smith...
17th March 2017
Smith Partnership, is delighted to be launching a standalone conveyancing website entitled Move to help its clients buy and sell property with professional expertise at every step; and offers tailored updates for each client! Celebrating its 30th year in business in 2017, Smith Partnership has been working to launch the standalone on-line platform www.smithpartnershipmove.co.uk for many months alongside its design partner Champions UK plc, to provide a more user-friendly experience and clear advice for the public, whether they are buying, selling or re-mortgaging. Simon Rowley, Head of Conveyancing at Smith Partnership spoke about the launch and the benefits of Move: “Our ultimate goal at Smith Partnership Move is to ensure all our clients...
16th March 2017
Smith Partnership, one of largest firms of solicitors in the East Midlands, is very proud to be one of the Marketing Derby bondholders attending MIPIM this week in Cannes, France, the global commercial property show. The property investment show consistently attracts over 21,000 delegates from around the world each year - with more than 93 countries, 430 journalists and 4,500 investors.  Russell Davies, Partner at Smith Partnership, said: “Attending MIPIM again this year has  been a fabulous opportunity to show what Derby has to offer, to invite investment in our city's future from around the world, and to show just how Derby's professional community can assist investors. “In eleven years Marketing Derby has made massive strides in...
14th March 2017
At the third anniversary of its Women in Business programme, Smith Partnership and its three event partners were delighted to host a sell-out event on Tuesday 7th March, with fitness expert Kathryn Williams, who provided a massive motivational energy boost for local business women! The first event for 2017, held at the Mercure Newton Park Hotel, offered 60 local business women the chance to get healthy, with exercise and nutrition tips from local fitness expert and business woman Kathryn Williams, who got the ladies on their feet, waving and shouting out how to improve their lives! Kathryn Williams, from Zestfit said: “I was thrilled to have been asked to speak to the ladies at Women in Business to help them make some changes during 2017,...
10th February 2017
Celebrating its third anniversary of its Women in Business programme, Smith Partnership and its three event partners are pleased to announce their spring seminar on Tuesday 7th March, at a new venue for 2017 The Mercure Newton Park, in Newton Solney!  The first event for 2017 offers local business women the chance to get healthy with exercise and  nutrition tips from local fitness expert Kathryn Williams, who will help the delegates create a zest and balance in their lives, providing inspiration to make little changes to improve fitness and overall health. Women in Business partner, Claire Twells, Partner at Smith Partnership Solicitors said: “We are thrilled to be bringing Women in Business to a new venue for 2017 to celebrate our third...
12th January 2017
Smith Partnership is delighted to be headline sponsor at the 20th annual Leicester Mercury Sports Awards 2016 and to also sponsor the Community category, with the final being held at the Leicester Tigers Stadium on Thursday 12th January. The Leicester Mercury Sports Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of Leicestershire’s exceptional sporting successes – in the year that Leicester FC won the Premier League! The hosts for the evening will be local badminton international player Gail Emms MBE and BBC sports reporter David Garrido, who will announce the winners of the following categories: Sportsman of the Year Sportswoman of the Year Team of the Year Manager/Coach of the Year Community Award Lifetime Achievement Award...
22nd December 2016
Celebrating the twelfth year of its First Tuesday club, Smith Partnership was delighted to welcome over 50 professional business service providers from across the region, at its recent festive networking event held, on Tuesday 6th December at The Old Bell in Sadler Gate.  The popular networking event offered a cosy fireside atmosphere and relaxed networking opportunity over lunch, with festive mulled wine and delicious pulled pork rolls.  First Tuesday meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month and has become a key fixture in the diaries of leading professional business people in the city, who find it an extremely useful event at which to network and establish new business relationships.  Victoria Booth, Marketing Manager at Smith...
22nd December 2016
The team at Smith Partnership was honoured to have visited Rainbows, the hospice for children and young people in Loughborough, on Wednesday 14th December; hand delivering over 100 Christmas gifts to the residents. Rainbows was chosen as the official charity for Smith Partnership in May 2016 for a 12 month period, with its employees taking part in a number of fundraising activities and daring stunts, such as the 65 metre abseil down Derby Cathedral tower; having collectively raised over £2,500 so far! Claire Twells, Partner at Smith Partnership said: “I was very humbled to have helped deliver the Christmas presents to the hospice last week, kindly donated by our employees. The gifts mean so much and spread some extra festive cheer in a...

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