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Schofield Sweeney and Mills & Reeve celebrate 20-year and 10-year anniversaries

Two Leeds firms are celebrating significant milestones this year, with Schofield Sweeney commemorating its 20th anniversary and Mills & Reeve

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Atherton Godfrey head of litigation receives catastrophic injury specialist accreditation

John McQuater, partner and head of litigation at Doncaster law firm Atherton Godfrey, has been accredited by the Law Society

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Andrew Jackson Solicitors hires new financial director and appoints three solicitors

Andrew Jackson Solicitors has hired a new financial director and appointed three newly qualified solicitors. Peter Taylor is the firm’s

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Lupton Fawcett promotes Nicki Mitchell to partner

Family lawyer Nicki Mitchell has been promoted to partner at Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett. Mitchell, who gained specialist accreditation

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Brearleys opens new office in centre of Leeds

Brearleys Solicitors is opening a new office in the centre of Leeds. The firm, which already has offices in Batley,

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Bromets recruits senior commercial property solicitor

Mark Clayton has joined Tadcaster-based Bromets Solicitors as a senior commercial property solicitor. He arrives from Blackett, Hart and Pratt

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Taylor Bracewell promotes department heads to partner

Two heads of department at Taylor Bracewell have joined the law firm’s partnership. Chartered legal executive Mark Walton, head of

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Reed Smith chooses Leeds for ‘billion dollar start-up’

Reed Smith is launching a “billion dollar start-up” in Leeds that will provide legal support services to the global law

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Andrew Holt is the new senior partner of Wilkin Chapman

Wilkin Chapman has named Andrew Holt as its new senior partner. Holt takes over from Mark Carlton, who is stepping

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Irwin Mitchell secures significant asbestos settlement

Specialist Irwin Mitchell lawyers representing a former service engineer from Halifax who was diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer have secured a

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Schofield Sweeney enjoys fruitful first quarter

The corporate team of Schofield Sweeney completed 19 deals in the first 12 weeks of the year, the firm has announced.

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In-house practitioners need to do what they do best

In-house teams need to focus on what’s most important—the law The transition from private practice to in-house must be a

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Yorkshire Law Society: Honourable histories

Pamela Precious provides a snapshot of the Yorkshire Law Society The Yorkshire Law Society traces its history back to 1786

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SRA consultation on PII: What’s your opinion?

The SRA hopes that changes to PII will have a positive impact on premium levels, particularly for smaller firms, but

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ACL urges calm as electronic bill of costs comes into force

The electronic bill of costs becomes compulsory in the county court and Senior Courts Costs Office from today, prompting the

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Law Society: All the mod cons

Gateley trainee Olivia Lewis talks to Law Society Council member for Leeds Nick Emmerson on efforts to modernise the professional

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Kelly Wharin joins Sheffield-based MD Law

Law firm MD Law has strengthened its niche commercial offering with the addition of lawyer Kelly Wharin. The Sheffield law

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I can’t believe it’s not clutter

Patrick Walker contemplates ‘spring cleaning’ and whether clutter is best left alone To my mind, the English spring is sufficiently

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