Addleshaw Goddard promotes 14 lawyers in Leeds

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted several lawyers in Leeds as part of a firm-wide round.

Fourteen lawyers have been promoted in Leeds, a significant percentage of the 46 promotions made across Addleshaw Goddard in England, Scotland, Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Asia.

The real estate group in Leeds saw the most promotions, with Liz Cape becoming legal director and Katie Milner, Sioned Davies, Paul Laverty, Richard Wilkinson, Sally Cowley and Daniel Marston rising to managing associate.

Corporate and commercial lawyers Alex Fricke, Laura Woffinden and Priscilla Hetherton are now managing associates.

In finance and projects, Sophie Hiley and Tom Ward were also promoted to managing associate.

Litigation group members Gareth Jones and Andrew Robson were promoted to legal director and managing associate, respectively.

Charles Penney, senior partner of Addleshaw Goddard, said of the firm-wide promotion round: “As a firm, we strive to provide an environment where everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be and to reach their full potential, while delivering impact for our clients. I am therefore delighted to congratulate these talented individuals who have achieved the next step in their careers and look forward to seeing the contributions that they will make in their new roles.”

The promotions follow the release of Addleshaw Goddard’s results for the 2018/19 financial year, with every office experiencing growth in income and five key sectors contributing 60% of earnings.

A highlight of the 2018/19 financial year was the Addleshaw Goddard real estate team acting on the complex, high-value pre-let to Premier Farnell of the largest ever warehouse development in Leeds.

The new 361,000 square foot distribution centre is located at Muse Developments’s flagship Logic Leeds site on the southeast side of the city.