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Movers & Shakers: Yorkshire & Humber



  • Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed new partner Rupert Bent to its intellectual property team.
  • Weightmans has appointed planning lawyer Bob Pritchard to the firm’s Leeds office.
  • Irwin Mitchell has welcomed solicitor Libby Hanson to its Leeds office where she joins the Court of Protection team.
  • Mewies Solicitors has welcomed personal injury solicitor Mark Irlam to the firm.
  • Ramsdens Solicitors has appointed abuse and personal injury lawyer Natalie Marrison
  • Schofield Sweeney has appointed two newly qualified solicitors in its litigation team. Alannah Crux is based in the firm’s Bradford office and Kate Knight is based in Leeds.
  • Ison Harrison has made two appointments to its commercial property team: Richard Scott and Dhiran Mistry.


  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced the appointment of Richard Hunt as a partner.
  • Walker Foster has appointed Maxine Heppenstall as managing director.
  • Andrea Jones joins Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth as senior associate solicitor.
  • Gordons has appointed Andrew Logan as head of regulatory.
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Jacqui Barr as an associate in the property practice based in Leeds.
  • McCormicks Solicitors has appointed Jon Healey as head of its corporate and commercial team.
  • Shulmans has appointed Julie Carr as a partner in the residential development unit of the real estate team.
  • Emsleys solicitors has appointed personal injury solicitor John Hutchings as a director.
  • Atherton Godfrey has welcomed solicitor Katy Burgin to the firms’ wills and trusts team.
  • Andrew Jackson has appointed Debbie Gibbons as a member of the family team in the private client practice.
  • Shulmans has appointed two new associates, Peter Woods and Katrina Allen.
  • Solicitor Cheryl Grace has joined the Harrogate office of Stowe Family Law LLP.
  • Devonshires has appointed two solicitors in Leeds, Julie Hargreaves and Natalie Swales
  • Shulmans has appointed Donna Bibby as a client relationship and business development manager.


  • Hill Dickinson has announced the appointments of legal director Eleanor Tunnicliffe and senior associate Ruth Griffiths to its health practice.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Oliver Collett as a senior associate in its industrial disease team.
  • Horwich Farrelly has made a number of associate promotions including Rebecca Osborne (motor & casualty).
  • Shulmans has announced that it is retaining four newly qualified solicitors. Kayleigh Watson is a member of the corporate team, Laura Giltrap is a member of the firm’s employment team, David Ryan is a member of the commercial property team and Maria Fert is a member of the commercial property team.
  • DLA Piper has appointed David Smith as a partner in its corporate tax practice.
  • LCF Law has promoted Cathy Cook to partner in its corporate division.
  • Sarah Coates-Madden has joined Taylor & Emmet’s property litigation team.