David Cowgill among promotions at Schofield Sweeney

Leeds Law Society president David Cowgill has been promoted to partner at Schofield Sweeney.

Angela Cashin and Karen Crutchley have also been promoted to partner at the Yorkshire firm, taking Schofield Sweeney’s number to 35 across its three offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.

Cowgill is a partner in the commercial property team. He has experience in range of commercial property matters and regularly works with investors, commercial landlords and tenants and property developers, with a particular focus on those clients operating within the leisure and hospitality industry.

He became president of Leeds Law Society last year.

Crutchley is a commercial partner Schofield Sweeney at in Leeds. Her expertise includes negotiating and advising on a range of commercial trading arrangements, including IT contracts for both providers of technology, and businesses purchasing IT systems and software.

Cashin, a corporate partner based in Huddersfield, advises on a range of company matters and transactions.

Schofield Sweeney has also promoted Annie Gray (employment), Annie Hui-Gillen (litigation), Lucy Holroyd (corporate), Nigel Brook (litigation) and Pardeep Khela (commercial property) to associate.

Gemma Sherbourne (employment), Rebecca Beaumont (litigation) and Zoe Oates (insolvency and restructuring) have been promoted to legal director.

Martin Sweeney, managing partner at Schofield Sweeney, said of the firm’s promotions: “2018 was another successful year for us, there has been a solid increase in both volume of instructions and turnover. Corporate deal completion valuation alone saw a 85% increase on the 2017 figures for the same period. These promotions were well deserved and all part of the culture of recognition we have within the firm, we continue to attract and retain leading lawyers.”

Pictured, from left to right: Karen Crutchley, Angela Cashin and David Cowgill