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Double award win for Leeds law firm

Blacks Solicitors LLP is celebrating after taking home two awards last night when the Firm came top of the Medium Law Firm of the Year and Managing Partner of the Year categories at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards. The judging panel awarded Blacks the accolades for its enviable reputation of providing

Jordans Solicitors launches new Selby branch

Legal firm Jordans Solicitors has opened a new office in Selby. This follows on from the successes of the solicitors’ West Yorkshire operations in Wakefield, Dewsbury and Horsforth. The new Selby office will be headed up by Stephen Morgan and Emma Brocklebank.  Stephen is a wills and probate solicitor with 20 years’

Spotlight on Yorkshire firms at Family Business Conference

Yorkshire based companies will feature at the Family Business Conference 2018 which is being staged in Kendal on Thursday. The conference follows the launch earlier this year of the Yorkshire Family Business Network, a partnership between Langleys Solicitors and The Family Business Network which organises the Family Business Conference. Dave Clarkson, business

Shoosmiths boosts Yorkshire real estate team with key partner hire

National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its fast-growing Yorkshire real estate team with the appointment of Matthew Lonergan as a partner and Michael Gaughan as a senior associate. Both join from DLA Piper in Leeds, underlining Shoosmiths’ ability to recruit high calibre talent from the city’s top tier firms. From a

Bevan Brittan recruits litigation partner to Leeds office

National law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed Judith Hopper as a litigation partner in its Leeds office. Judith joins from DLA Piper. Judith specialises in commercial litigation with a focus on PFI/ projects disputes, contentious construction and professional negligence. She also has extensive experience of commercial and contractual disputes, corporate disputes

York lawyer appointed trustee of older people’s charity

Solicitor Chelsea Martin has been appointed a trustee of Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY). Chelsea is a member of the private client team at Langleys Solicitors, York. She advises on all aspects of private client work including inheritance tax planning, the preparation of wills, trust documents and lasting powers of attorney. OCAY

Calderdale couple mark double legal milestone

Husband and wife lawyers Tim and Penny Manock are celebrating a double milestone this month by each marking three decades as qualified solicitors. The couple, who work at Wilkinson Woodward solicitors in Calderdale, were both admitted to the roll of solicitors 30 years ago on 1 October 1988. Tim and Penny met

Thriving Minds conference empowers businesses to aid employee wellbeing

A specialist employment law firm which focuses on mental health in the workplace is hosting a conference for business and HR leaders on World Mental Health Day. The Thriving Minds conference, organised by Leeds-based Thrive Law, is taking place on Wednesday 10th October at The Mansion in Roundhay. The event will

Law graduate joins Huddersfield law firm

Local law graduate Kate Machon is the latest young professional to secure a training contract at Huddersfield legal practice Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co. Kate, who is 22 and lives in Greetland, studied law at the University of Leeds and completed her Masters and LPC (Legal Practice Course) at the University