Wrigleys promotes four in Leeds to partner

Wrigleys Solicitors has promoted four lawyers in Leeds to partner.

Pensions law specialist Kate Buckham, charity law expert Natalie Johnson, and agriculture and rural property lawyers Emma Ridge and Joanne Spavin, have been promoted to recognise their “excellent reputations” in each of their fields.

Paul Nash, managing partner of Wrigleys, said of the promotions: “The promotions of Kate, Natalie, Emma and Joanne recognise their excellent reputations in each of their specialist fields. The firm’s decision to promote these able solicitors shows its commitment to equality and recognition of ability rather than time spent at the firm.”

“In particular, the agricultural team has developed to supply growing demand for its expertise and to ensure long term continuity for clients, as can be seen in these partner promotions and the recent recruitment of Aurea Kevill and Richard Whittaker.”

Buckham is a pensions law specialist who has been Wrigleys for just over a year. She advises trustees and employers on all matters of pensions law, with a particular interest in governance and compliance, and is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She is also a governor of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Johnson has been at Wrigleys for a decade, initially joining the firm as a trainee. She has a particular specialism in faith-based charities. She is a member of the Charity Law Association, the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, and the Ecclesiastical Law Society.

Ridge is one of two solicitors promoted to partnership level within the agriculture and rural property team. Her background in property has developed to specialise in rural properties, landed estates and community-led housing. She is a member of the Agricultural Law Society.

Spavin is the second solicitor in the agricultural and rural property team to be promoted to partnership level. She deals in a broad range of commercial and agricultural property work. Her experience includes landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals of farms and all forms of rural diversification, including development schemes, development, telecommunications leases and wayleaves.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Kate Buckham, Natalie Johnson, Joanne Spavin, Emma Ridge