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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 as a catastrophic injury specialist. McQuater, who also holds Law

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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 new financial director, a recently created role for Andrew Jackson.

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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 from Resolution, the association of family lawyers, in 2001 and

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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, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Brighouse and Morley, has chosen Park Square as

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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 in Darlington, and bolsters a commercial property team that includes

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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 conveyancing, and Lauren Smith, head of wills, probate and trusts

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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 firm. The firm confirmed that Reed Smith Global Solutions will

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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 settlement agreement that will cover the cost of any future

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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 Jake Fox’s view is that they might have the opposite

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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 Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) to urge solicitors not to