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Blacks Solicitors provides interview experience for students in Leeds

Blacks Solicitors has helped University of Leeds law students with their mock interview scheme. Each year, the university teams up with a local law firm to practise their technique and

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Yorkshire Legal Awards’ Trainee of the Year joins Clarion

Kaira Clarehugh, who was recently named Trainee of the Year in the Yorkshire Legal Awards, has joined Clarion as an associate. Clarehugh has joined the firm from Needle Partners, where

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Too many employers failing to support staff at risk of domestic violence, says Simpson Millar lawyer

Emma Pearmaine, director of family services at Simpson Millar in Leeds, has said that employers need to do more to support staff who are at risk of domestic violence. Pearmaine

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Irwin Mitchell advises Leeds-based start-up on fundraising deal

Lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office have helped Leeds-based smart home security company, Cocoon Alarm secure a £2 million seed investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Andrea Cropley

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Pryers bought out by new ABS Pure Legal

Pure Legal, an ABS set up earlier this year, has bought Pryers. The York-based firm, which specialises in clinical negligence and product liability has been purchased for £13m. Following an

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Time to scrap the office Christmas party, says Shulmans solicitor

The office Christmas party is usually considered to be one of the highlights of the corporate year, but Ian Dawson, head of employment at Shulmans, has suggested that it may

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Beaumont Legal acquired by LegalZoom

LegalZoom has reached an agreement to acquire conveyancing firm Beaumont Legal. The US legal services provider, which has been planning to launch in the UK throughout 2015, expects the acquisition

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hlw Keeble Hawson makes hat-trick of new appointments

hlw Keeble Hawson has added to its litigation and dispute resolution team with a hat-trick of new appointments. Tom Freeman (left), Stacie Hurt (right) and Charlotte Ollerenshaw (centre), have all

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Gateley partner elected to national Law Society Council

Nick Emmerson, a corporate partner at Gateley, has become the latest representative for the Leeds constituency on the national Law Society Council, the governing body for the Law Society. After

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Lawyers do battle at Yorkshire C&I Group Christmas Quiz

In-house lawyers and their private practice counterparts pitted their wits against each other at the inaugural Yorkshire Commerce & Industry Group Christmas Quiz at Toast Bar & Bistro in Leeds