Schofield Sweeney partner is new president of Bradford Law Society

Manjit Virdee of Schofield Sweeney has been appointed as president of Bradford Law Society.

Schofield Sweeney can now boast three current law society presidents, as Virdee has joined private client partner Ashley Iredale, who holds the position at Huddersfield Law Society, and commercial property associate David Cowgill, who holds the position at Leeds Law Society.

Virdee (pictured) has worked at Yorkshire firm Schofield Sweeney for more than 12 years, specialising in real estate banking and secured finance.

Part of one of the largest commercial property teams in Yorkshire, Virdee advises a range of financial institutions, including HSBC and Santander, on transactions, acquisitions and complex negotiations.

His new role commenced on 19 September and he is determined to promote Bradford Law Society by seeking to expand the number of law firms and solicitors participating in the society, as well as raising awareness of mental health and the wellbeing of solicitors and their employees.

Manjit Virdee, partner at Schofield Sweeney, said “I am honored to take the position of president and represent the profession and our members and look forward to continuing the good work of past presidents and am thankful for the support they have shown me.”

Four trainees at Schofield Sweeney celebrated qualifying and gaining roles at the firm last week as three new trainees took their seats.