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Movers & Shakers: Yorkshire & Humber



  • Irwin Mitchell has promoted two senior managers to new roles in its personal injury division: Louise Lumley and Tom Barker. It has also appointed Howard Davison to its banking and finance team in Leeds.
  • Walker Morris has expanded its energy, infrastructure and government team with the appointment of Victoria Bradley as director.
  • Emsleys Solicitors has appointed solicitor Natalie Mousavi to its personal injury team.
  • Silk Family Law has expanded in North Yorkshire with the appointment of solicitor Emily Crick.
  • Excello Law has appointed employment lawyer Matthew Yates as a regional business development ambassador.
  • Heptonstalls has appointed consultant Mike Jones to its commercial property department.
  • Consilia Legal has appointed Andy Boyde as a member of the employment team.
  • Weightmans has appointed Steve Johns as a partner.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced a number of promotions across the firm including Simon Harris (real estate) and David Milne (company commercial).
  • Family lawyer Nicki Mitchell has been promoted to partner at Lupton Fawcett.
  • Wilkin Chapman has welcomed Nasim Sharf as a partner.
  • Taylor & Emmet has announced that residential conveyancing specialist and head of the firm’s Dronfield branch, Sarah Gaunt, has become an equity partner.
  • Schofield Sweeney has welcomed solicitor Sarah Ali to its private client team.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has recruited Jason Blakey to its dispute resolution team.
  • Wilkinson Woodward has appointed associate solicitor Mark Green to the firm.
  • Taylor & Emmett has promoted four solicitors to associate: Simon Eyre-Wood, Ben Brown, Camilla Attwood and John Green.
  • Petena Carroll has joined Clarion Solicitors’ family law practice as a senior associate.
  • Newtons Solicitors has welcomed senior solicitor Helen Forster to its private client team.


  • 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.