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Wilkinson Woodward announces double appointment

Calderdale law firm Wilkinson Woodward has announced the appointment of two senior solicitors to its Halifax team. 

Commercial solicitor James Bell and probate specialist Heather Nuttall have both joined Wilkinson Woodward’s expanding practice.

James Bell began his legal career working on clinical negligence cases, before joining Eversheds in 2005 and subsequently transferring to DAC Beachcroft in 2011.  

During the past 12 years, James has developed a strong reputation and high level of expertise in asset management. During a secondment to telecommunications giant Telefónica he worked on some of the UK’s largest communications infrastructure projects, including the London Olympics in 2012.

Heather Nuttall began her legal career working in Leeds and Bradford, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. She went on to gain a decade of experience in litigation before a change in direction to wills, probate, trusts and estates. Heather, who has a particular interest and significant experience in  advising elderly clients, is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Heather’s status as a Trust and Estate Practitioner reflects her specialist qualifications and experience in drafting wills and trusts, administering estates, acting as a trustee and advising families on the best way to structure their finances and preserve assets for future generations.

Managing director Maureen Cawthorn said: “We’re delighted to welcome James and Heather to the team. Both are highly respected solicitors in their chosen fields.  Their appointments form part of our continuing plans to expand in West Yorkshire.”


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