Andrew Crabtree marks 30 years at Wilkinson Woodward

Andrew Crabtree marks 30 years at Wilkinson Woodward

Commercial and property law specialist Andrew Crabtree is celebrating this month after notching up 30 years of service with Halifax legal practice Wilkinson Woodward.

After graduating from the University of East Anglia in 1984, Crabtree began his legal career with John Rothery, a sole practitioner in Cleckheaton, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1986.

In December 1987, Andrew joined Wilkinson Woodward as a general practitioner. The high growth in demand for property work that followed his appointment led to his subsequent lifelong specialism.

In 1991, Crabtree became a partner at the firm and, subsequently, a director when the practice incorporated following a merger with Huddersfield-based Norcliffe & Co in 2012.

As the firm’s senior property and commercial specialist, Crabtree has represented hundreds of businesses, handling all types of property transactions from the firm’s offices in Fountain Street, Halifax.

Crabtree, 54, is married to Lynn, who is also a director at Wilkinson Woodard. The couple live in Hipperholme and have two children.

Established in 1886, Wilkinson Woodward houses a team of over thirty lawyers with specialisms ranging from family law and mediation to employment law, personal injury, commercial law, conveyancing, wills, trusts and estates

The practice has two further offices in Brighouse and Huddersfield and also incorporates Boococks estate agents and lettings agency in Halifax.

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