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Shoosmiths appoints Leeds-based business development director

Leading national law firm, Shoosmiths, has announced the appointment of its new business development director, Gaius Powell. Gaius, who will be based at the firm’s Leeds office, brings 20 years’ experience as a marketing professional in the legal industry with previous roles at Nabarro, DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. For the last

Steps for employers to take after court ruling restricts rights to monitor staff at work

Employers are urged to check whether their IT policies are illegal following a landmark decision that restricts their ability to monitor employees’ emails and other electronic communications. The European Court of Human Rights agreed that a Romanian man’s right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human rights

Howarths seminar to help Yorkshire SMEs prepare for introduction of GDPR

A West Yorkshire HR and employment law specialist will deliver a seminar to help Yorkshire SMEs understand the requirements of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Act) that will come into effect in May 2018. Howarths will guide businesses through the principles of GDPR – which will replace the Data Protection

Fiona Hinchey named in “Top 35 Under 35 eprivateclient” list

Fiona Hinchey, an Associate in Bond Dickinson's Private Wealth team and based in the firm's Leeds office, has been named as one of eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35 – the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners. Fiona qualified as a solicitor in the Private Wealth team in September 2013

Law firm’s booming property division builds on solid foundations of success

Leeds law firm Ison Harrison’s new build property team has laid the foundations for its most successful year of operation to date. In just over two and a half years since the division was launched, Ison Harrison has grown its market share of the region's new build development sector after securing a raft

Shoosmiths supports Bruntwood on successful tech hub funding bid for Leeds

National law firm Shoosmiths was a project partner in Bruntwood’s successful consortium bid for funding to launch a tech hub in Leeds, delivering a major boost to the city. Leeds City Council has awarded Bruntwood, the largest regional property developer and operator in the UK, £2m to open a tech hub

HR forum puts spotlight on avoiding recruitment pitfalls

A HR forum on 22 September will equip employers with insights into best practice in recruitment and how to avoid common pitfalls. The free event, hosted by hlw Keeble Hawson, includes a networking breakfast and takes place at the firm’s Commercial House office on Commercial Street, Sheffield from 8.45am-10.15am. Attendees will be

Business leader leaves legacy for growth

Outgoing chair of the Sheffield City Region Business Growth Executive Board Paul Houghton has hailed the business support body’s engagement with more than 4,000 local companies since launch as an “incredible achievement”. Stepping down after four years in the role, Mr Houghton says huge progress has been made in helping local

hlw Keeble Hawson scoops prestigious legal award shortlisting

hlw Keeble Hawson’s private client department is celebrating being shortlisted for a highly respected industry award. The team is among the finalists in the highly competitive Private Client category of the Yorkshire Legal Awards which saw entries grow overall by 20 per cent this year. The private client department is headed by