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Leeds Building Society has appointed Bradford & Bingley’s former legal chief as head of legal services. Paul Jordan, who has 20 years’ experience in retail financial services and was head of legal at Bradford and Bingley for 10 years.

Clarion has appointed Holly Mitchell to its growing intellectual property practice as an Associate. Helen Young also joins the firm as an associate.

Louise Whitham has joined Wake Smith’s probate department. Louise joins from Lupton Fawcett.

Licensing law firm WhoodsWhur has appointed Colin Manchester as a consultant. Colin was previously professor of licensing law at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham

Stewarts Law has added two more solicitors to its commercial litigation team in Leeds. Tom Matusiak, a solicitor advocate, will join as an associate in the New Year from Shepherd & Wedderburn while Stuart Carson has already joined as assistant solicitor from Suez GDF.

Chadwick Lawrence has promoted Tim Welton, Tom Rodgers, Jacqui Vance and Carol Simpson to associates.

Edward Coulson has joined the insurance team of Mills & Reeve in Leeds as a consultant.

Clarion has strengthened its corporate team by appointing Helen Young as an associate.

Simpson Millar LLP has appointed medical negligence litigation specialist Cathie Delaney as a partner in Sheffield.

Catherine McKenna has been appointed by Squire Sanders Hammonds as the global practice group leader of the pensions team.

Solicitor and chartered tax adviser John Feaster has joined Schofield Sweeney from EDF Tax.

Gordons has appointed solicitors Matthew Martin and Charlie Hope to specialise in commercial contract work.

Jamie Eveleigh has joined Langleys after recently becoming a fully qualified solicitor.

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