LCF Law acquires Wakefield firm and secures return of corporate solicitor

LCF Law acquires Wakefield firm and secures return of corporate solicitor

LCF Law has welcomed the return of a solicitor who worked for the firm 11 years ago, after acquiring Crooks Commercial Solicitors in Wakefield.

Michael Crook (pictured) has joined Yorkshire-based LCF Law’s corporate team as a partner, after running Crooks Commercial Solicitors for the past eight years.

He worked at LCF Law, which employs more than 145 people across offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley, for seven years as well as at Gordons and Chadwick Lawrence before setting up his own business.

Crook said: “Having worked at three major regional practices before setting up my own successful business, I’ve represented a wide range of clients from small owner managed businesses to large public companies, acting as lead advisor on a variety of business sales and other corporate and commercial legal matters.”

“Whilst running Crooks Commercial Solicitors I always maintained a strong relationship with LCF Law, often cross referring clients. LCF Law is a firm I have always respected, with a sound reputation in both the legal industry and with clients, so it made it a perfect fit.”

Simon Stell, managing partner at LCF Law, said: “Michael will work closely with our experienced corporate teams and we look forward to welcoming many of his clients to LCF Law. We hope to exceed their expectations in terms of service and value for money.”

The acquisition follows LCF moving into a new office on 33 Park Place in Leeds after a sustained period of business success.

LCF Law’s move from its former base on Sovereign Street in Leeds follows an 11% increase in turnover in its last financial year.

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