Movers & Shakers: Yorkshire and Humber



  • Langleys Solicitors has promoted Tim Cross to managing partner
  • Knights Group Holdings plc has announced the exchange of contracts to acquire Shulmans. Completion is expected to take place on 24 April 2020
  • Devonshires has announced the relocation of its Leeds office to No.1 Whitehall Riverside. The office houses 15 members of staff, and is led by partners Chris Drabble and Gary Grigor
  • Schofield Sweeney has appointed Simon Lucas as a new partner in its litigation team
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Gill Farry as a legal director in the real estate team
  • Sills & Betteridge has appointed Neil Large as a partner
  • James Legal has opened a new office in Beverley based at Annie Reed Court, Annie Reed Road, Beverley HU17 0LF
  • Rollits has appointed solicitor Leanne Hatch to its commercial property team
  • Raworths solicitors has appointed solicitor Adam Colville-Robins to its dispute resolution team
  • Clarion Solicitors has welcomed Phillip Feather as an associate in the real estate litigation team
  • Wrigleys has welcomed Hywel Jenkins as a member of the health and care team in Sheffield
  • Lupton Fawcett has appointed Edward Taylor as an associate solicitor
  • Taylor & Emmet has appointed chartered legal executive Clare Moore to its employment department
  • awb Charlesworth solicitors has recruited Liz Coe, solicitor and Naheed Akhtar, conveyancing executive to the firm’s residential property department
  • Haddleton Legal has welcomed George Petrie to the team


  • Gateley Legal has appointed Matthew Brown as a partner in the restructuring team based in the Leeds office
  • Walker Morris has appointed Laura McLellan as a director in its employment team
  • Waddington Turner Wall (WTW) based in Keighley and Foster Law based on the Broughton Hall Estate, near Skipton have joined forces
  • Hill Dickinson has made two senior appointments in the health team based in Leeds, Juliette Fisher and Helen Matthews
  • Wilkin Chapman solicitors has welcomed Stacey Heeley to its family law team in Grimsby
  • Walker Foster has appointed solicitor Edward Sanderson as head of family law
  • Wendy Bailey has joined Howells solicitors in Barnsley


  • Eversheds Sutherland has hired Sarah Maylor as partner within the construction practice
  • Ison Harrison has relocated its York office from 37a Micklegate to larger premises at 23 Micklegate. The York office is headed up by partner Chris Brierley
  • Ware & Kay Solicitors is relocating its Wetherby office in January 2020 from its office in Brunswick Court, Victoria Street, to new offices at 3 Wharfe Mews, Cliffe Terrace, Wetherby LS22 6LX
  • Hawkswell Kilvington, the specialist construction and engineering solicitors, has appointed David Spires as a partner
  • Harrogate firm McCormicks has appointed Iain Jenkins as head of employment law
  • Ramsdens Solicitors has appointed Sarah Hodkinson as a senior associate in the private client team
  • Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors has appointed licensed conveyancer Deborah Billingsley as a member of the property team based in the Halifax office
  • Newly-qualified solicitor Lilly Grant has joined the family law team at Lupton Fawcett
  • Switalskis Solicitors has made four associate promotions: Carole Spencer , Sally Smith, Sarah Kent and Lucy Wells


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