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WSP appointed as Highways England Network studies technical partner

Highways England (HE) has appointed engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP, to provide technical services to its Network Planning Division (NPD) to help deliver a Network Study Programme, in a contract worth almost £1m. The work will utilise the combined expertise of WSP’s near 1,000 strong highways, environmental and transport planning

Niche family law firm further expands children’s department

Specialist family law firm Jones Myers, which has offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York, has further boosted the expertise of its children’s department. Solicitor Laura Walsh has amassed over 13 years’ experience in private and public children law matters which includes representing parents, children and family members in public law proceedings

Keebles acts in £4.5m acquisition of Wickes premises

Keebles’ has acted in a £4.5m purchase of the Oldham premises of Wickes’ home improvement and garden centre retail operation. The private sale has further expanded the commercial property portfolio of Lincolnshire based Blue Brick Investments & Developments. Located in a prime position close to Manchester, Rochdale and Ashton under Lyne, the

Shoosmiths Leeds secures bribery acquittal first

The Leeds office of national law firm Shoosmiths has secured the first ever bribery acquittal for its client following a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Shoosmiths’ client, Mr Michael Sorby, former managing director of Yorkshire-based steel tech business, Sarclad Ltd, was acquitted on a corruption allegation brought by the Serious Fraud Office