Wrigleys recruits into its specialist teams in Leeds

Wrigleys Solicitors has added Hannah Allen, James Haikney and Kimberley Woodhead to its Leeds office.

Allen has moved to Wrigleys from a small North Yorkshire firm. She deals with all aspects of private client work, and specialises in succession and long-term asset protection for farmers and clients with landed estates.

She commented: “Wrigleys is a prestigious northern law firm specialising in the private client field. Before joining the firm, I was working with farming and landed clients and felt that if I wanted to be the best in my chosen area of expertise, the only place to become such would be at Wrigleys.”

Haikney has joined Wrigleys from DLA Piper and brings with him expertise in a range of energy-related matters, particularly in the renewables sector.

He has worked on some of Europe’s most high-profile renewable energy projects, including Fosen Wind in Norway. He has advised on the delivery of more than 30 wind and solar projects since 2013.

On his new firm’s reputation in the charity sector, Haikney added: “There are very few law firms out there serving the third sector on a dedicated basis, and even fewer where I can continue to develop my professional specialism in renewable energy to assist clients in the sector, which was a big draw in joining the firm. Everyone at Wrigleys is encouraged to follow their passions and that dedication really shows in how the team works on a day-to-day basis.”

Woodhead trained at Addleshaw Goddard and has joined Wrigleys on qualification. She deals with a range of private client work, including wills, powers of attorney, tax planning, the administration of estates and matters relating to trusts.

She said: “From day one, it has been clear that Wrigleys has at its core fairness. Before joining the firm, I had heard nothing but positive things about the people that work here and the culture they foster. Now that I am here, I can understand why, because everyone I have met so far has been both welcoming and friendly.”

Pictured, from left to right: Kimberley Woodhead, Hannah Allen and James Haikney