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Ward Hadaway defies Brexit-related uncertainty

Commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level. The firm's Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle,

Accreditations and team growth for conveyancing team

A conveyancing expert with more than 25 years of experience has joined an Ilkley legal firm which is celebrating a renewed Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation. Patricia Langton has joined Eatons Solicitors and brings with her experience in residential transactions as well as assisting investor clients with leasehold properties and freehold

Latest partner promotion at Leeds law firm

Leeds-based top 200 law firm, Shulmans LLP, has announced the promotion of one of its commercial property associates to partner as part of its career development scheme, "Forward with Shulmans".  Under the programme, which provides a transparent framework for all Shulmans’ employees to progress and prosper at the firm, Kieran Wilkinson

HR Network puts focus on employment law changes

Keebles next monthly HR Network will focus on changes in employment law which came into effect from April 1. The event on Thursday, April 11, in Sheffield, will explain new developments regarding statutory employment provisions which include employment compensation, statutory sick and maternity pay along with national minimum wage rates. It will

Halifax solicitor appointed director at Calderdale law firm

Calderdale law firm Wilkinson Woodward has announced the promotion of property law specialist Melanie Leadbitter to Director. Melanie has worked at Wilkinson Woodward since joining their conveyancing team in 2014 and has been instrumental in the continued expansion of their property department. Her appointment as a director forms part of the

Jones Myers solicitor chairs committee for next generation of lawyers

Jones Myers solicitor Rosanna Hyett has been appointed chair of a committee which represents the next generation of lawyers. The Young Resolution Committee, known as YRes,  is part of Resolution’s nationwide group of family lawyers and other professionals which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. YRes enables members to share their

WBD launches new service for fast growing businesses

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has announced a new service for fast growing businesses, WBD Accelerate, alongside a formal partnership with Yena, a virtual acceleration community that supports entrepreneurs and the growth of start-ups across the UK. WBD Accelerate is headed up by Technology Partner, Alastair Mitton, who said:

Lawyers share insights at Pocklington School’s careers & business network event

The Pocklington School Foundation (PSF) Careers and Business Network held its latest event in Leeds recently, with the focus for the evening on careers in business and law. Hosted at the city centre offices of Schofield Sweeney LLP, the guest speakers for the evening were former students of Pocklington School, Jodie

Major partner hire strengthens corporate division at Ison Harrison

Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has recruited a prominent commercial partner to head up its corporate division. Richard Coulthard joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been a Director at Oakwood Solicitors and Oakwood Property Solicitors. As the firm’s new Partner and Head of Corporate, Richard’s role will see him growing the firm’s