Solicitor John Field has become the longest serving member of the team at Emsleys Solicitors.
Field reached the milestone with Emsleys in February, having originally joined when the firm was known as Emsley Collins.
He joined Emsley Collins as an articled clerk in 1969, after reading law at Cambridge University and completing his Law Society finals.
He went on to qualify as a solicitor in April 1971 and became a junior partner at Emsley Collins in July 1971, based at its office in Garforth, Leeds.
Field was one of the founding partners of the present firm, Emsleys Solicitors, which he established in 1987 alongside partners Robert Dyson, Paul Widdup and Howard Serr.
Throughout his career, Field has worked tirelessly for his clients and assisted many generations of families. His advice ranged from property transactions to business sales, as well as wills and probate matters.
He currently works as a consultant in the residential conveyancing team at Emsleys, where his knowledge and expertise are valued by clients and colleagues alike. To this day clients frequently request his help, which is testament to his friendly and approachable manner.
Emsleys director and head of conveyancing Alistair McKinlay said of the award: “It’s a pleasure to be presenting John with an award for such great and longstanding service. John is, and remains, a great influence and inspiration for his Emsleys’ colleagues.”