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Appointments and promotions

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MD Law promotes Sheffield lawyer to partner

Litigation lawyer Kelly Wharin has been promoted to partner at Sheffield’s MD Law. She joined the firm in January 2018

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Womble Bond Dickinson appoints new head of Leeds office

Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed partner Simon Pilling as the new head of its Leeds office. He takes over from real estate partner Mark Owen

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Schofield Sweeney welcomes new members to commercial and corporate teams

Schofield Sweeney has expanded its commercial and corporate teams with the appointment of two new lawyers

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#YLAwards News

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Schofield Sweeney and Clarion react to Yorkshire Legal Awards wins

Clarion and Schofield Sweeney have reacted to their wins at the virtual Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 on 15 December, where the profession celebrated the successes of the past 12 months

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Yorkshire legal profession celebrates at virtual awards ceremony

A host of law firms and solicitors were recognised as the Yorkshire legal profession’s best and brightest at the virtual Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 last night

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Get registered and ready for the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020

The Yorkshire Legal Awards will reflect the talent, hard work and commitment integral to the prosperity of the profession tomorrow when the 2020 ceremony is broadcast online

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Business Development

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Blacks Solicitors scores a try with the sale of Red Hall House

Blacks Solicitors has advised the RFL on the sale of its head office, Red Hall House, near Roundhay Park in Leeds, after 26 years at the premises

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Centrica re-appoints Leeds-based Womble Bond Dickinson to UK legal panel

Womble Bond Dickinson has been re-appointed to the UK legal panel for international energy services and solutions company Centrica

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Andrew Jackson facilitates multi-million pound shipping transactions

The shipping and transport team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors has recently advised on a range of transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £20 million

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Community

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Keebles offers free commercial law advice with Business Sheffield

Keebles has teamed up with Business Sheffield to offer one-to-one commercial law appointments to business owners

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Crombie Wilkinson’s John Ellis to retire

John Ellis, director at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, is retiring on 30 April after 51 years as a solicitor

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BW Legal on the vital importance of making a positive impact

Brian Gibson, head of business development at BW Legal in Leeds, on giving back to the community, and building one that supports colleagues

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Social and Charity

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BW Legal on the vital importance of making a positive impact

Brian Gibson, head of business development at BW Legal in Leeds, on giving back to the community, and building one that supports colleagues

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Williamsons clinical negligence expert gains national recognition

Wayne Walker, a clinical negligence specialist at Williamsons Solicitors, has been accepted onto the Action Against Medical Accidents panel of experts

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Squire Patton Boggs to deliver free legal clinic to support Yorkshire SMEs

Squire Patton Boggs and regional business groups have launched a new service to provide SMEs with free guidance on legal matters related to the UK’s exit from the EU

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BW Legal on the vital importance of making a positive impact

Brian Gibson, head of business development at BW Legal in Leeds, on giving back to the community, and building one that supports colleagues

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For crying out cloud: digital conveyancing in an instant gratification culture

Cloud-based digital conveyancing is not only an asset now, but will help law firms soar long term, writes Bronwyn Townsend of InfoTrack

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Good news for SMEs struggling with Covid-19—help has arrived!

Tom Tilbrook on the potential relief awaiting SMEs as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling on business interruption claims arising from Covid-19

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