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DLA Piper has appointed Richard May, partner and current head of corporate in Sheffield, as office managing partner at its Sheffield office

Steve Willey has been recruited by Ford & Warren as an assistant solicitor in its employment team

HSR Law has made Paul Russell a partner within the firm’s commercial property and residential property departments in Doncaster

Ward Hadaway has promoted Gemma Sherbourne to associate in its employment law team

Mark Hadfield has joined Leeds firm Fairfax Solicitors as head of IT and analytics

McCormicks has appointed solicitor Heather Roberts to the firm. She is a commercial property specialist

Eaton Smith has appointed Andrew Pedley as an associate in the commercial property team

The Leeds office of Irwin Mitchell has appointed a new regional managing partner. Nick Bates, who previously headed up the firm’s commercial litigation team in the north, takes over from partner David Knaggs, who remains with the firm as a consultant

DLA Piper has recruited Tim Evans to its litigation and regulatory practice in Sheffield

McCormicks has promoted Helena Jones following her qualification as a solicitor

Langleys has announced a raft of promotions. Sally Cottam, operations director and head of the residential conveyancing division, has made partner while Susan McKendry, who formed Langleys’ healthcare and welfare unit in 2009, also becomes a partner. Further promotions have also been awarded across the York-based firm with Regan Draper promoted to deputy head of residential conveyancing, Sheelagh Coles and Elizabeth Morris (Child Care), Andrew Cragg (CPI), Francoise Vandale (Private Client) and Lisa Sheriston, Nick Weston, Hazel Leeson and Carol Dalton (Insurance) are all promoted to senior associate. Alexandra Weston and Helen Bell, (Corporate), Serena Brotherton and Phil Robinson (Private Client), Alison McGowan (Child Care), Emma Clarkson (Finance), Kelly Taylor (Employment) and Laura Collins, Caroline Elson and Emma Foxon, (Insurance) have also been promoted to associate level

Berrymans Lace Mawer has announced that Henry Kirkup has been promoted to the equity partnership in Leeds

Mills & Reeve has appointed Julia Rangecroft as a partner in its private client team

Keeble Hawson LLP has appointed Neil Large as a partner

Leeds Family Law Ltd has opened in Leeds. It is led by Talvinder Penaser

Ashoworth Law in Harrogate has made a key appointment to its newly launched probate recovery department. Terry Timpson, whose career in probate recovery spans more than ten years, joins the company as a senior litigation executive.

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