Langleys Solicitors, a leading UK business and personal law firm, with offices in York, Lincoln and Manchester, has promoted Tim Cross to managing partner.
Tim takes over from David Thompson, who had led the firm for the past ten years.
Tim will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 ranked firm, and instill the company’s philosophy throughout the organisation, implementing its values across its three core sectors; business, insurance and private.
For the past ten years, Tim has been head of the commercial division at Langleys, where he led on the relationships with some of Langleys’ biggest clients, including Helmsley Group and In-site Property Solutions. He has also played a major role in the firm’s leadership team for the past decade.
The promotion to managing partner will now see Tim work closely with the business service heads and senior leadership team, to take the law firm into its next phase of growth across its three sites.
A commercial property lawyer by background, Tim specialises in retail, investment and development work. Prior to joining Langleys, Tim sat on the board of directors at Lupton Fawcett, having been an equity partner at various leading firms since the early 2000s. He originally qualified in 1988, and has spent his 30-year career in law firms throughout Leeds and Yorkshire.
Tim Cross said: “It is an honour to be appointed to managing partner at Langleys Solicitors, the firm that has been a fantastic and inspiring home to me for the past ten years.
“David has taken Langleys Solicitors’ on an incredibly exciting journey over the last decade; now it is time to consolidate that work, and further develop our values and behaviours in order to build a sustainable platform for the next phase of growth.
Langley’s is a sum of its people, and putting them first makes for a successful firm of happy, dedicated and ambitious lawyers.”