Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised Birmingham City Council on the 22nd Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Birmingham between 28 July – 8 August this year.
Trowers advised Birmingham City Council on a wide range of legal issues arising from its role as host city of the Games and have worked closely with Birmingham City Council to ensure that the Commonwealth Games provides each spectator with a unique experience that showcases the region on the global stage. The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is responsible for delivering the Games and has been advised by Gowling WLG who are the Official Legal Advisers to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Not only will the Commonwealth Games have a positive impact on businesses in Birmingham, but it will act as a catalyst for helping to accelerate regeneration across the region. The event has attracted new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for the local community. The Games has also created a myriad of opportunities for local businesses, which have provided the city with the platform to create a lasting legacy.
BCC’s redevelopment of the city's Alexander Stadium will ensure that Birmingham has a world class sporting facility, which post-Games will act as a focal point for sport, health, wellbeing and community activity.
Amardeep Gill, Partner at Trowers, commented:
"Now is a time for a real renaissance in a region which has already had a great deal of success over past decades. The excitement is palpable ahead of the start of the Games and we are incredibly proud to have played a role in supporting Birmingham City Council with bringing the city of Birmingham to the world stage.
Craig Cooper, Birmingham City Council Programme Director for the Commonwealth Games, added:
"The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a wonderful spectacle that will showcase all that is great about Birmingham and will leave a lasting legacy that the local community and wider region will benefit from for decades to come. We are grateful to Trowers & Hamlins for their invaluable legal advice throughout the process and for handling all matters in a timely and efficient manner."