Putting its legal expertise into practice for the benefit of Birmingham, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, now established in its new offices at the heart of the city, is already making its mark.
The firm is taking care of the all the legal paperwork for Let’s Feed Brum, which works with local bars, cafes and restaurants to feed people living on the streets, in addition to providing support to signpost them to existing services across the city.
Volunteers run morning and evening walkabouts in the city, with a nightly soup kitchen, the initiative combines help for those who need it most and a reduction in the city’s food waste.
Corporate lawyers Mandip Riar and Hannah Maidment have been guiding Let’s Feed Brum towards charitable status – trustees and local businesspeople Tara Tomes, of EAST VILLAGE, with Richard Peachey and Rupert Cross of 5874, joined them and the firm’s clients and guests to celebrate the official opening of its offices at 63 Church St.
The firm’s senior partner Richard Knight, with head of office and leading family lawyer Kevin Harris-James, welcomed guests. Having given some facts and figures about the firm and its growth, he also stressed that behind the numbers were some extraordinary people, showing their commitment to their communities by raising money for charities close to their hearts.
Kevin said: “I’m a proud Brummie myself and it’s great to see so many people here who we have worked with in the city and who we will go on to work with.”
Tara Tomes told the guests about Let’s Feed Brum, and paid tribute to Mandip and Hannah’s determination to help the initiative to move forward – she said: “They have been absolutely brilliant and the whole team is grateful for their help. We are just ordinary people who are passionate about making a difference – we see homeless people every day in the city and we want to do all we can to help.”
The Birmingham office, which moved into the middle of the city due to client demand, draws together lawyers from a range of different disciplines – the strong family law team has been established in Birmingham for many years, and sister company Medical Accident Group has also developed a city presence. They are joined by construction and insolvency experts.