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Leeds sets employment growth standard in Q1 2018, finds Irwin Mitchell

Yorkshire was home to some of the best-performing city economies in the UK in the first three months of this

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Michael Lewin becomes Oakwood

Leeds law firm Michael Lewin Solicitors has changed its name to Oakwood Solicitors to underline its links to the Oakwood

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Switalskis wins first-of-its-kind financial assessment case

Switalskis Solicitors has won a first-of-its-kind case that saw a local authority back down on its refusal to carry out

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Wilkinson Woodward hires Helen Atkinson in Huddersfield

The Huddersfield arm of Wilkinson Woodward has appointed Helen Atkinson as a solicitor. She brings with her more than three

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MKB Solicitors names new head of employment

MKB Solicitors has appointed Ben McFeely to lead its employment department. McFeely, a partner at MKB, has been promoted to

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Natalie Foster progresses at North Yorkshire Law

North Yorkshire Law has promoted Natalie Foster to fee earner within the commercial department. Foster’s promotion comes after she completed

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Andrew Jackson advises Burton Roofing on acquisition

Andrew Jackson Solicitors has advised long-standing client, Hull-based Burton Roofing Merchants, on its acquisition of Brian Gow Roofing Warehouse for

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UK users LEAP to 10,000

The number of UK users of LEAP’s cloud-based practice management solution has reached 10,000. More than 1,700 law firms have

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McCormicks adds to corporate and commercial team

Harrogate law firm McCormicks Solicitors has strengthened its corporate and commercial team with the appointment of Emily Steed. Steed joins

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Wilkin Chapman adds new solicitor to dispute resolution team in Beverly

Solicitor Steve Pattison has joined the dispute resolution team at Wilkin Chapman. Pattison will be based in the firm’s Beverly

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FrontRow Legal secures £1 million win in High Court

Leeds law firm FrontRow Legal has won a £1 million High Court battle for its Huddersfield employment agency client. Keystone

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Keebles acts in Pressure Technologies sale of Hydraton

The Keebles corporate team has represented Pressure Technologies in the sale of Altrincham-based Hydratron, which comprises the group’s engineered products

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Matthew Howarth takes over at Shoosmiths Leeds

Commercial litigation lawyer Matthew Howarth has been named as the new head of office for Shoosmiths Leeds, taking up the

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Clarion boosts corporate team with new legal director

Clarion has expanded its corporate practice with the appointment of Hitesh Tailor as legal director. Tailor joins from the Leeds

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Eatons promotes head of civil litigation to partner

Eatons Solicitors has promoted Steven Gilbey to partner. Gilbey is head of the civil litigation department at the firm, having

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Rollits strengthens private client team

Rollits has appointed two new solicitors to strengthen its team of private client law experts. Emma Fawke and Bella O’Keeffe

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First4Lawyers and University of Huddersfield to study forensic science’s impact on drink and drug driving

Legal marketing collective First4Lawyers has partnered with the University of Huddersfield to investigate drink and drug driving. First4Lawyers and the

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Womble Bond Dickinson adds new real estate partner

Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Claire Wilkinson as a partner in Leeds. She joins the firm’s real estate team from

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