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Manchester Dads ‘Fat 40s Riding’ Cycling Team Raise Over £3,000 for The Christie - Supported and Sponsored by Hall Brown Family Law

Reinvention and Resilience 2021 Campaign Call to Arms

Companies that have diversified, adapted or shown ambition in the past 12 months can nominate themselves or if you feel a business has demonstrated reinvention or resilience this year, you can put them forward for the 2021 Reinvention and Resilience

Yorkshire law firm hosts free webinar

Anyone working in the professional services sector, including accountants, estate agents and independent financial advisers, can attend a free webinar run by Yorkshire law firm, LCF Law, that will focus on protecting the family home and keeping asset

New ‘legacy contact’ will prove fruitful for Apple users

Apple has followed in the footsteps of Facebook and will now allow a nominated person to access a dead person’s iCloud account, in a move welcomed by Yorkshire law firm, LCF Law.

Conveyancing team exchange miles for donations with charity fundraiser

A team of residential property conveyancing lawyers and support staff have raised £2,888 for a charity that supports anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Yorkshire firm’s research reveals ticking time bomb for workplace pensions

Britain faces a ticking timebomb when it comes to inadequate retirement provisioning – that’s the opinion of Leeds-headquartered Workplace Pensions Direct following research conducted in association with YouGov.

McAlister Family Law expands with recruitment of two new solicitors

Beyond Group’s specialist Family and Children Law practice, McAlister Family Law, has announced the recruitment of Brigid O’Malley as Associate and Stephanie Eastwood as solicitor.

Glaisyers Solicitors rebrands as Glaisyers ETL

Rebrand and new logo reflect integration with wider international professional services network, ETL Global

Taylors Solicitors adds further weight to disputes team

Commercial law firm Taylors Solicitors has further strengthened its disputes team in response to growing demand for its services arising from the pandemic and the fallout from Brexit.

Walker Morris invests in training to help tackle the challenges of remote working

As people adapt to the new home working environment which is likely to continue for some time yet, leading Leeds law firm Walker Morris...

Clarion’s costs and litigation funding team strengthens its team

Clarion’s growing costs and litigation funding team is continuing to develop with three promotions. Stephanie Kaye, who leads Clarion’s court of protection costs service, has...

Teesside office for Attis Insurance

Joe Henderson, founder of Henderson Insurance Brokers, has chosen Teesside as the location for the latest branch of his new venture Attis Insurance. Based in...

Darlington businesses benefit from security of ‘front door ownership’

Hagen Developments says that demand for high quality office accommodation remains high, despite continued talk of a permanent move to home or hybrid working...

Warning for employers as deadline looms over status of EU workers

A leading employment lawyer today issued an urgent warning to bosses as the deadline nears for EU citizens to apply for permission to continue to live and work in the UK.

Ison Harrison Throws Legal Advice Lifeline To Businesses With Launch Of ‘In-House’ Employment Law...

A Yorkshire law firm has launched a new employment law and HR service after individual case enquiries increased by almost two thirds since the...

Beyond Group’s specialist Family and Corporate practices promote four key individuals

Manchester and Cheshire-based Beyond Group has announced four significant promotions across its specialist corporate law and family law practices.

Bromleys Solicitors embarks on recruitment drive

Law firm Bromleys has embarked on a recruitment drive amid increasing demand for its services as confidence grows with the end of lockdown on the horizon.

‘Final’ chance for struggling firms as ban on winding-up orders is extended

The government’s decision to extend the ban on winding-up orders will give struggling businesses a further – and possibly final – window to plan for their survival when emergency measures end, a North West debt expert has warned.

HR expert hits out at “legal right to work from home”

HR expert Nicky Jolley, managing director of North East-based HR2day, has hit out at government proposals to give employees a legal right to work...

Consilia Legal Welcomes A Trio of New Recruits

Boutique law firm strengthens teams to support business growth plans

Insolvencies rise as distressed firms choose to shut down voluntarily

The number of business failures rose by 9% in May compared to the previous month and by 7% compared to May last year, according to the latest official figures.

Who can drive on fleet insurance?

Fleet insurance policies are typically set up in one of two ways that will determine who can drive on a policy. This is according...

Clarion strengthens specialist banking and finance team with another two appointments

Clarion, which has built one of the largest dedicated banking and finance teams in the North, is continuing to expand its 19-strong practice with...

Taylor&Emmet steps up to support legal walk

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is playing a pivotal role in a forthcoming sponsored walk to raise funds for local legal advice services.

David Lammy and Maxine Peake feature on Women in the Law UK podcasts

Shadow Lord Chancellor and acclaimed actor share their opinions and experiences with Women in the Law UK's founder, Sally Penni MBE.

Taylor&Emmet hails ratification of no-fault divorce

Family law experts at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP are welcoming news that local couples will be able to divorce without assigning blame from April 6 next year.

Clarion announces eight promotions

Clarion is continuing to recognise and reward talent within its ranks with a further eight lawyers at the Leeds law firm receiving promotions. Alex Cooper,...

Jones Myers children’s team marks further expansion

The expertise of Jones Myers 11-strong children’s department has been further enhanced with the appointment of senior solicitor Julie Simpson who brings three decades of experience in care proceedings, adoption, and child protection work.

Clarion announces a new partner in the family team

Jane Ingleby, an experienced family lawyer who joined Clarion’s family law team four years ago, has been promoted to partner. With over 20 years’ experience...

Sharp rise in spending as North West towns and cities reopen

Smaller North West towns and cities are leading the recovery from lockdown, according to new figures which show a sharp rise in spending following the re-opening of pubs, cafes and non-essential shops last month.

Leonard Curtis Legal hire new senior associate

Manchester-headquartered law firm Leonard Curtis Legal has strengthened its commercial property services with the appointment of Alicia Renshaw as Senior Associate.

Liverpool lawyer given double stamp of approval by industry panel

A Liverpool lawyer has been given the seal of approval by the Law Society for his work across both clinical negligence and personal injury. Carlos...

Firms warned to prepare for end of state support, despite fall in insolvencies

The number of business failures fell in April, following a year of low insolvency levels in which Government support measures have kept many firms afloat.

Green car sales boom in difficult market says government report

Ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) registrations shot-up by 125% during 2020 compared to the year before, according to new figures from the Department for Transport.

Taylor&Emmet secures double award nomination

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is in the running for two national awards celebrating the achievements of its residential conveyancing solicitors.

Clough & Willis adds to residential property team with new appointment

Clough & Willis grows residential property department.

Taylor&Emmet launches national wealth service

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, are introducing a new multidisciplinary service tailored to the needs of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Law firm employees fast for Ramadan to support hungry families

Employees from all 15 Yorkshire branches of Ison Harrison are being encouraged to take part in a fast timed to coincide with the end of the month-long holy festival of Ramadan, helping to tackle the issue of food poverty and raise funds.

Millions forget online passwords when making a will

Pudsey law firm John Howe & Co is urging people to include digital passwords in their wills to ensure executors can access online information. Research...

Glaisyers Solicitors buys Top 200 firm Laytons LLP

Manchester firm takes a controlling stake in City of London-based Laytons.