Yorkshire & Humber: Movers & Shakers

2019

November

  • Ben Clay has been promoted to partner at Lupton Fawcett.
  • Shulmans has appointed Emma Digby as a new partner in its commercial dispute resolution team.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has promoted a number of managing associates and associates - Jennifer Robinson, Fiona McLaughlin, Laura Beardsmore and Sarah Wales.
  • Corporate lawyer Joanna Jowitt has joined Deloitte in Leeds as a director.
  • Howells LLP will welcome newly- qualified solicitor Ella Collier to the firm’s children law department.
  • Andrew Jackson has welcomed solicitor Rikki Foster and paralegal Anna Benstead, a non-practising barrister, to its litigation team.
  • McCormicks Solicitors has appointed James Towler as a partner and head of the firm’s corporate and commercial department.
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Sarah Taylor as a partner to lead its new regulatory team.
  • Simpson Millar has announced the appointment of David Lister as its new national head of family law.
  • McCormicks has promoted Sonia Jones to partnership executive, with responsibility for management and human resources.
  • Raworths has announced that solicitor Carmelita Ardren has received accreditation as a family law specialist by Resolution.
  • Jones Myers Solicitors has appointed solicitor Benjamin Pitman.
  • Andrea Unwin has joined Clarion Solicitors’ banking and finance team as a senior associate.
  • Associate solicitor, James Skinner has re-joined Simpson Millar’s national family team in Leeds, following a stint in the firm’s Court of Protection team.
  • Rollits has welcomed newly-qualified solicitors Amy Buttrick and Harriet Wheeldon on the successful completion of their training contracts.
  • Lupton Fawcett has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Ellie Leatherday and Madeline Keast to the firm on the successful completion of their training contracts.

October

  • Walker Morris has appointed Daniel O’Gorman as head of its international group.
  • Walker Morris has appointed Sally Mewies as a partner in the technology practice.
  • Bevan Brittan has recruited a number of new partners including Christian Hunt in the Leeds office.
  • Capsticks has announced that two new partners, Simon Brian and Adam Hartrick have joined the firm.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced the promotions in Yorkshire of Leeds Gareth Jones (litigation) and Liz Cape (real estate) have been promoted to legal director, while Alex Fricke, Laura Woffinden, Priscilla Hetherton (corporate & commercial); Sophie Hiley and Tom Ward (finance & projects),Andrew Robson (litigation) and Katie Milner, Sioned Davies, Paul Laverty, Richard Wilkinson, Sally Cowley and Daniel Marston (real estate).
  • Hill Dickinson has hired two associate solicitors. Emily Bond and Caroline Oldfield.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Rebecca Kitson as a partner in its employment, incentives & immigration group.
  • Walker Morris has announced that it has retained 12 newly qualified solicitors: Steve Barnitt, Ryan Doodson, Abbie Swales, Juliet Gough, Jessica Bloom, Jennifer Mann, Mark Booth, Jocelyn Crockett, Seumas Cram, Elle Sugden, Jordan Rawlings and Hannah Levy.
  • Bury & Walkers has announced the appointment of four new partners, David Mayne, Amanda Fletcher, Rebecca Jones and Gareth Archer have all been promoted to partners.
  • Stewarts Law has announced that Hannah Jones (commercial litigation) has accepted the position of associate in the Leeds office.
  • Williamsons solicitors has been joined by Mark Savage as a member of the family and crime departments.
  • Ridley & Hall has appointed Deborah Kaye as an associate solicitor.
  • Howarths has welcomed two newjoiners, Sharon Escritt and Freya Dearman.
  • Howells solicitors has welcomed family law specialist Louise Maden to the firm.
  • Heptonstalls has announced that Caroline Raynor-Jones has qualified as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). She
  • Amber Khanna, Beth Pattison and Prudence Walton, have all become newly qualified solicitors at Hethertons.
  • Solicitor Matthew Duffy has joined the commercial property team at Wake Smith Solicitors.
  • Chadwick Lawrence has appointed Ellie Hirst as a paralegal and Rochelle Newson as a newly-qualified solicitor.
  • Taylor & Emmet has welcomed Dawn Hague as head of quality, risk and compliance.
  • Atherton Godfrey has appointed commercial property solicitor Phil Taylor.
  • Samantha Sims and Oliver Simpson have qualified into the clinical negligence and probate teams at Taylor & Emmet.
  • Schofield Sweeney has appointed Amraj Boparai as an associate solicitor.
  • Wilkinson Woodward has welcomed solicitor Lesley Cropper to its family team.
  • Rollits has appointed Suzgo Kaluluma as an associate in its private client team.
  • Raworths has appointed Jon Healey as a legal director in the corporate team.
  • Minster Law has promoted Martin Hume, currently finance and risk director, to chief financial officer.
  • Associate solicitor, Richard Flounders, and solicitor, Kirsty Allen, have joined Jacksons.
  • Leah Pattison and Rosie Roof have qualified as solicitors into the corporate team at Watson Burton.
  • Sintons has announced a number of new appointments at the firm including Emelie Vardon, Jonny Shevels, Melissa Gill, Daniel Earle, Charlotte Johnston and Ben McMurdo.
  • Tinsdills has appointed Helen Jackson as a solicitor in the family department.

September

  • Morrish Solicitors has appointed solicitor Nicola Williams to its employment team in Leeds.
  • Jones Myers Solicitors has appointed Laura Walsh as a solicitor in the children’s department.
  • Solicitor Leanne Macdonald has joined Lupton Fawcett’s commercial property team in Sheffield.
  • Ware & Kay has welcomed the return of solicitor Bella O’Keeffe to its wills and probate department in York.
  • Cygnet Law has welcomed Danielle Smith to the family law team and Kirby Pacey to the adult services department.
  • Kennedys has appointed Suzanne Liversidge as the firm’s first global managing partner.
  • Bridge McFarland has appointed corporate lawyer Mark Daubney who joins the firm as a partner in Hull.
  • Keebles has appointed Ben Moore as a senior associate in the firm’s private client team in Sheffield.
  • Banner Jones has announced the expansion of its senior management team with the promotion of residential property expert Kate Skelton.
  • Berwins solicitors has appointed solicitor Sarah Levrier to its commercial team on the completion of her training contract.
  • Wilkin Chapman has welcomed recently-qualified solicitor Holly Berwick to its agricultural team.

August

  • Ramsdens Solicitors has appointed Diana Walker as a partner in the firm’s residential conveyancing department.
  • Yorkshire firms Chadwick Lawrence and Whitaker Firth have announced their merger.
  • Hill Dickinson has welcomed legal director Amy Millson to its health practice.
  • Kate Langley and Louise Ward have qualified into the commercial property team at Keebles.
  • Hempsons has announced a number of senior promotions. Rachel Croft has been made a partner in the Harrogate office. Gateley has made a number of promotions at its Leeds office. Keelie Evans and Becky Shepherd (both residential development), have been promoted to senior associates. Meanwhile, Tamanna Keir (corporate) has been promoted from solicitor to associate.
  • Hempsons has announced a number of senior promotions. In Harrogate, Laura Scott has been promoted to associate.
  • Switalskis Solicitors has promoted three new associates. Amy Clowrey is a member of the child abuse compensation Department. Catrin Lloyd works in the wills and probate team and Shabana Aslam works in the residential conveyancing team.
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Andrew Curtis as an associate in the banking and finance team.
  • Gabrielle Allen has joined the residential property team at Keebles.

July

  • Rollits has promoted James Peel to partner in the Hull office. 
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Leeds based legal director Adrian Mansbridge.
  • Irwin Mitchell has recruited associate Hollie Marcham to the firm’s tax, trusts and estates team in Leeds.
  • Gateley Plc has made a number of promotions across the firm. Matt Leech (restructuring) has been promoted to legal director in the Leeds office.
  • Setfords has welcomed consultant solicitor Ailsa Pemberton. Based in the firm’s York office, Pemberton specialises in commercial and intellectual property law.
  • Taylor & Emmet has appointed employment specialist Abbas Khan to the firm from Harrowells in York where he worked in civil and commercial litigation.
  • Rollits has promoted commercial and IP specialist David White to associate in the Hull office.  Meanwhile, Libby Clarkson, a planning and development specialist, has been promoted to associate solicitor after joining Rollits as a trainee in 2012.
  • Ison Harrison has promoted Geraldine Levison, a property specialist, to branch manager at the Chapel Allerton office.
  • Banner Jones Solicitors has made a number of director promotions. Head of employment law, Katie Ash, and head of dispute resolution, Rob Stubbs, have been appointed as shareholding directors.
  • Lupton Fawcett has appointed Andrew Smith, a family specialist, as a partner in the York office.
  • Winston Solicitors has appointed David Barker as head of insolvency.
  • Lupton Fawcett has appointed Janice Carey to its York office.
  • Clarion Solicitors has made a number of senior promotions. Joanna Dodd, a member of the firm’s employment team for the last 13 years, has become a legal director. Meanwhile, Sarah Molloy, Louise Dodds, Sarah Harrison and Stephanie Kaye have become senior associates
  • Weightmans has promoted a number of associates following the introduction of two new roles, legal director and principal associate, introduced from 1 May 2019. Leeds/new principal associates: David Stokes, Haroon Younis, Nick Newman, Hannah Beddis, Matthew Morton, Susan Matthews, Rebecca Stanton, Nigel Price and Katherine Clark.
  • awb Charlesworth has appointed Carole Conroy as a residential conveyancer in the Skipton office.

June

  • DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of 19 new partners. The promotions take effect from 1 May 2019. In the Leeds office Jeremy Bennett (claims solutions), Shruti Brockett (business services), Charlotte Le Maire (claims solutions) and Paul McGough (healthcare regulatory) have been promoted.
  • CMS has announced its partner promotion round. In the firm’s Sheffield office Rebecca Roffe (planning) has been promoted.
  • Weightmans has made a number of partner promotions, including Louise Walker (family law) in the Leeds office.
  • Newtons Solicitors has welcomed solicitors Roy Cusworth and Jennifer Kirkhope to its commercial property team.
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of seven new legal directors. In the Leeds office Ioan Davies (public law) has been promoted.
  • Bevan Brittan has made a number of senior promotions, including Alex Dunne (property) who becomes a senior associate in the Leeds office.
  • Wake Smith has appointed Dean Goulding as an assistant solicitor in the company and commercial department.
  • Ware & Kaye Solicitors has announced that Sian Foster, solicitor, has been promoted to head of its wills & probate team at its York office
  • Williamsons Solicitors has welcomed criminal law specialist Robin Smith’s return after ten years away from the firm.
  • Slater Heelis has promoted Joanne Taylor in the family team to associate chartered legal executive, and Richard Bradbury to associate solicitor in the commercial property team.
  • Lupton Fawcett has promoted senior associate Caroline Hawcroft to head of its agriculture and landed estates department.
  • Wilkinson Woodward has appointed Liz Wallis, a licensed conveyancer, to the property team.
  • Raworths Solicitors has announced the senior appointment of Ann Laverty as its head of property.
  • Solicitor Rachel Joyce has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law LLP.
  • Stone King has announced a number of promotions. In the Leeds office: Katherine Trickett (commercial property) has been promoted to associate solicitor and Chris Jones (education) has been promoted to associate.
  • Ashley Armitage has joined Clarion Solicitors’ corporate recovery and insolvency practice as a senior associate.
  • Jane Brooks Law has appointed Glenn Holden as a solicitor in the commercial and residential property team. Meanwhile, the firm has announced that Amanda Powell has qualified as a chartered legal executive and that Lilli Grigg has qualified as a solicitor.
  • Kirsty Tinsley-Fenney has joined Fieldfisher’s real estate team as a partner.
  • Irwin Mitchell has made a number of partner promotions. David Withers from the serious injury team in Sheffield has been promoted.
  • Taylor & Emmet solicitors, Paul Fouad and Alex Watkinson have joined the firm’s equity partnership.
  • Blacks Solicitors LLP has promoted two of its team members. Tom Moyes, a partner in the employment law team and Mark Downs head of IT, have been promoted to equity partner and partner respectively.
  • Walker Morris has announced nine new senior associate promotions. They are Claire Acklam (litigation & dispute resolution), Mark Appleby (banking), Kathryn Brook (real estate), Laura Cavell (corporate), Jon Cherry (real estate), Lorna Hopps (employment), Olena Jarockyj (real estate litigation), Sonia Lonsdale (corporate) and Andrew Maclean (real estate).
  • Wake Smith solicitors has announced two internal associate promotions. Clinical negligence solicitor Kate Lax and commercial property solicitor Laura Sanderson have been promoted to associate solicitor level.
  • Robyn Thompson has joined Lupton Fawcett’s corporate finance team in York.
  • Taylor & Emmet has appointed property experts Steve Hinshelwood and John Outram as consultants. It has promoted licensed conveyancer Stacey Crane to associate.
  • Heptonstalls Solicitors has welcomed Philip Taylor as a solicitor to its commercial property department.
  • Cat Tanham has joined Clarion Solicitors’ corporate recovery and insolvency practice.
  • Milners has appointed Darren Carter as a solicitor in the corporate and commercial team.

May

  • Eversheds Sutherland has made a number of partner promotions including Colin Askew (tax), Louise Lightfoot (employment) and Peter Bowen (operations) in Leeds.
  • DLA Piper has promoted a number of lawyers to its partnership... In the firm’s Leeds office Chris Harvey (litigation and regulatory), Ben Peecock (finance and projects) and Ruth Williamson (real estate) have been promoted to partner.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced the promotion of eight partners across its UK and international offices. In the firm’s Leeds office Joe Maitland (real estate) has been promoted to partner.
  • Weightmans restructuring and insolvency team has welcomed James Moore as a partner in the firm’s Leeds office.
  • Shulmans has promoted commercial property associate Kieran Wilkinson to partner in the real estate division.
  • Stewarts Law has promoted commercial litigator Nick Haworth to partner in its Leeds office.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has made a number of promotions to legal director, including Amanda Dodsworth (tax) and Rob Hill (real estate) in Leeds.
  • Walker Morris has appointed Sarah Greenwell as a senior associate in its pensions team.
  • Wilkinson Woodward has welcomed solicitor Lepe Salam-Pir to its family team in the Halifax office.
  • Switalskis Solicitors has welcomed serious injury and traumatic brain injury claims specialist, Ewan Bain, to its Doncaster office.
  • Ward Hadaway has promoted Gillian Chinhengo to partner in the firm’s employment team. It has also promoted Simon Thirtle to partner in the firm’s housing team.
  • Ware & Kay has announced the appointment of litigation solicitor Johanne Spittle as head of the litigation department and to the board of directors.
  • Andrew Jackson has appointed two new partners. Jody Horth and Oliver Hall are based in the Hull and York offices respectively.
  • Ward Hadaway has promoted a number of lawyers across the firm. Kate McLean (corporate) has been promoted to associate in the Leeds office.
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Sarah Buxton as a legal director in its family law practice.
  • Wilkinson Woodward has announced the promotion of property specialist Melanie Leadbitter to director.
  • Solicitor Amy Jackson has joined Myton Law in the real estate team.
  • Patricia Langton, a conveyancing specialist with 25 years’ experience, has joined Eatons Solicitors.
  • Haddleton Legal has welcomed specialist commercial and construction lawyer Bob Crampton to the team.
  • Shulmans has made a number of associate promotions including Nicky Morgan in the plot sales team and Lindsey Hodges in the firm’s QCAS division, a provider of conveyancing services
  • Capsticks has promoted Emma Brecknock to legal director.

April

  • Gateley has appointed Barbara Rollin as a real estate partner in the Leeds office.
  • Keebles has appointed Paul Russell as a partner in the commercial property department.
  • Ison Harrison has recruited commercial partner Richard Coulthard to lead its corporate division.
  • Langleys Solicitors has appointed a number of new partners including James Knowles who is based in the York office and is a private client lawyer.
  • Doncaster firm Keebles has appointed senior associate Wendy Martin and solicitor Holly Langman to its commercial property team.
  • Berwins Solicitors has made two senior appointments. Dan Snedden has been appointed to head up the Court of Protection team in the private client department.  Meanwhile, Charlotte Carroll joins the commercial property unit, having qualified with the firm.
  • Taylor & Emmet has appointed solicitor Richard Whiteley to its commercial property team.
  • York firm Guest Walker & Co has appointed Rowena Rogers as head of their lifetime planning department, covering all legal aspects of future life planning and management, including wills and probate.

March

  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Martin Griffiths as a tax partner based in the Leeds office.
  • Shulmans has appointed private client and tax lawyer Julia Rangecroft to its private wealth division based in Leeds.
  • Raworths Solicitors has welcomed partner Caroline Hedges to its private client team.
  • Guest Walker & Co has appointed Deborah Barton as a director of the business.
  • Irwin Mitchell has made a number of senior appointments. In Leeds, Lauren Burrows (commercial), Louise Colledge (employment), Amy Au (litigation), Rebecca Pearey (medical negligence) and have been promoted to associate. Margaret Ryan (medical negligence), Hema Rana (serious injury) and David Lister (family) have been promoted to senior associates. In Sheffield, Katherine Munn (commercial), Yvonne Simpson (litigation), Ben Gildea (real estate), Emma Reid (court of protection), Natalie Smith (court of protection), Charlotte Civico (medical negligence), Rosie Charlton (medical negligence), development co-ordinator Charlotte Faulkner (serious damages unit), client liaison manager Susan Seddon (serious injury), Faith Salih (public law) Mark Clegg (residential property) have been promoted to associate.
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Mia Branchette as an associate in the property litigation department.
  • Lupton Fawcett has appointed two family law specialists. Richard Buckley, who will be based in the Sheffield office, advises on a range of matters including children, divorce and financial proceedings. In the Leeds office, Sophie Arrowsmith handles children’s issues, cohabitation disputes, financial matters and divorce.
  • Raworths Solicitors has appointed Annette Thomson to its dispute resolution department as a registered foreign lawyer.
  • Former Zermansky and Partners senior partners Judith Glynn and Chris Preston have joined Switalskis Solicitors to head its family department in Leeds.
  • Lupton Fawcett has welcomed Fiona Crothers as a newly qualified solicitor having undertaken her training contract with the firm.
  • Taylor & Emmet has welcomed Dawn Lowry to its new Rotherham office that opened in January 2019. She joins the family department and provides advice on all aspects of family law.

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