Movers & Shakers: Yorkshire & Humber



  • Walker Morris has appointed Sarah Ward as a partner in the competition team
  • Devonshires’ real estate partner, Elad Yasdi, has relocated to the firm’s Leeds office
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed chartered trade mark attorney Lindsey Wrenn as a partner in the intellectual property practice
  • Lupton Fawcett has announced a number of promotions to associate across Leeds, Sheffield & York: Sarah Webster, Sandie Robinson, Mike Lees, Matthew Rodwell, Sarah Illidge, Richard Buckley and Katie Dawson
  • Emma Lowe and Cat Tanham have joined Clarion Solicitors’ contentious insolvency litigation team within the business restructuring and insolvency practice
  • Raworths Solicitors has welcomed family lawyer Ellie Foster to the firm as legal director.
  • Williamsons solicitors has welcomed Rachael Scott as a solicitor in the wills and probate department
  • Squire Patton Boggs has announced a number of partner promotions including Leeds-based Jason Blakey (litigation), Abduss Patel (real estate), and Mae Salem (corporate).
  • Gateley Legal has appointed Andrew Peddie as head of its Reading office
  • Eaton Smith has appointed Jo Jones as a partner in the private client team
  • Clarion Solicitors has appointed Victoria Kay as legal director in the business restructuring and insolvency practice
  • Ridley & Hall has promoted childcare lawyer Laura Milburn to partner
  • Barnaby Rosenthall has joined Ward Hadaway’s built environment team
  • Clare Middleton, an associate solicitor in the clinical negligence department at Atherton Godfrey, has been accredited as a senior litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Sue Carter has joined Switalskis Solicitors as a non-executive director
  • Devonshires has recruited two new solicitors to its Leeds office: Zoe McLean-Wells (housing management and litigation) and Geri Batchelor (construction)
  • Lupton Fawcett has appointed Charlene Vilia as a senior solicitor in the private client team based in the Sheffield office
  • Jamie Whiteley has joined Gamlins Law as a solicitor advocate - employment team
  • Newport Land and Law has welcomed Andrew Challener (commercial property), Leah Gore (property law), and Emma Morris (death and disputes) as consultant solicitors
  • Gordons has appointed Peter Hampson as head of regulatory
  • Sarah Coates-Madden has joined Gordons’ property disputes team
  • Beth Bearder has joined Keebles as a senior associate in the firm’s employment law team
  • LCF Law has announced that residential property conveyancer, Liam Gray, has joined LCF Residential
  • Ridley & Hall has promoted Loreena Walker to associate, family law


  • Shoosmiths has appointed Anna Robson as a banking partner in the Leeds office
  • Capsticks has announced that Mary Mundy has joined the procurement team in Leeds, as a partner
  • DLA Piper has appointed Lizzie Drylie as a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team based in the Leeds office
  • Lupton Fawcett has appointed Lauren Waterman as a solicitor in the intellectual property & commercial department
  • Rollits has announced the appointment of newly-qualified solicitor Harriet Kingston – joining the dispute resolution team in Hull
  • McCormicks Solicitors has welcomed Tiffany Jackson as a newly qualified commercial property solicitor
  • Laura Schofield, a solicitor at Ware & Kay, has been awarded the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners diploma in trusts and estates and is now a full member of the society
  • Clarion Solicitors has welcomed four new associates: Catherine Laundy and Aby (commercial dispute resolution team), Anna Raha (real estate team), qualified costs lawyer, Daniel Murray (costs and litigation funding team) and Natalie Ingram and Paige Duller (property litigation team)
  • Wrigleys has welcomed experienced agricultural and rural property solicitor Will Foley to its Leeds office


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