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Shulmans wins big at Yorkshire Legal Awards

Shulmans wins Law Firm of the Year award for 11-30 partners and the firm’s Tim Halstead is named Managing Partner of the Year at the 2014 Yorkshire Legal Awards, which took place on 16 October at New Dock Hall in Leeds

Shulmans Solicitors’ Tim Halstead was named Managing Partner of the Year last night at the 2014 Yorkshire Legal Awards, which also saw his firm named Law Firm of the Year (11-30 Partners).

The other big winners on the night were Matthew Wrigley, the founder of Wrigleys Solicitors, who was recognised with the Presidents’ Lifetime Achievement award and David Wright, from MKB Solicitors, who was named the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year.

Tim Halstead was chosen by the judges after overseeing a successful and ambitious growth plan during tough economic times, which has seen Shulmans grow by 50 per cent over three years.

David Wright, called one of “Barnsley’s finest legal sons” by the chair of the judging panel, Alistair MacDonald QC from New Park Court Chambers, was chosen as the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year for having continued to grow and modernise his firm, MKB Solicitors, through a very tough year of legal aid cuts, which hit large parts of the firm.

Matthew Wrigley, the winner of the Presidents’ Award, was praised for having grown his niche private client firm.

It de-merged from DLA Piper in 1996 with two partners and eight other staff and how has 24 partners and a total headcount of 170. 

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