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Yorkshire: God’s own country

Independent mediator Patrick Walker, of Yorkshire, ponders independence and hot pork pies My pride in graduating from a Yorkshire university

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Shareholder disputes: Breaking the deadlock

There are excellent and accessible forums throughout the North of England in which to resolve shareholder disputes when they arise,

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Sheffield & District Law Society: Local, focal and vocal

The local law society still has a role to play and remains essential to the life of working solicitors, says

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hlw Keeble Hawson becomes Keebles

Law firm hlw Keeble Hawson has changed its name to Keebles. The rebrand is among a series of formative developments

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Barnes Family Law and Clark Family Law: Two forces become one

March 2018 saw the coming together of two of Yorkshire’s family solicitors under the banners of Barnes Family Law and

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Roche Legal launches online will writing service

York solicitor Rachel Roche has created a new online will writing service to aid those in the UK who do

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GDPR: The final countdown

GDPR is all but here—is your business ready? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to be implemented on 25

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New managing partner at Lupton Fawcett

Jonathan Oxley has been elected as the new managing partner of Lupton Fawcett. Oxley takes over from Richard Marshall, who

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Banner Jones strengthens family law team

Law firm Banner Jones has further strengthened its family law team with the appointment of senior solicitor Shetal Gudgeon and

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David Cowgill is the new president of the Leeds Law Society

David Cowgill, associate at Schofield Sweeney, has been appointed as president of the Leeds Law Society. Cowgill served as deputy

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Provident Financial prepares to welcome students for legal work experience

Provident Financial will host students at its office in Bradford on 1 August as part of its work with the

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LEAP bounds ahead with legal aid solution

Cloud software provider LEAP has launched a new legal aid platform for criminal and civil matters in England and Wales.

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Leeds partner promoted to national role at Mills & Reeve

Andrew Playle, partner in the Leeds office of law firm Mills & Reeve, has been promoted to national head of

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Ridley & Hall adds new partners in Leeds

Huddersfield-headquartered Ridley & Hall has recruited a trio of partners from Simpson Millar and opened a new office in Leeds.

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Leeds barrister appointed to Sport Resolutions’s panel

Simon Lewis of Exchange Chambers in Leeds has been appointed to Sport Resolutions’s panel of arbitrators and mediators. In his

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Education specialist joins Wrigleys

Wrigleys Solicitors has appointed Graham Shaw to its team of education specialists. The firm’s education specialists work with schools, academies,

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Walker Morris team advises Renew on £80 million acquisition and funding

Walker Morris has advised AIM-quoted engineering services group Renew Holdings on its proposed £80 million acquisition of QTS Group. The

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JM Glendinning brings in Grant Lister

Grant Lister has joined Leeds-based professional indemnity insurance specialist JM Glendinning Professional Risks as client director. Part of the Yorkshire-headquartered

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