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New partner adds firepower at Taylors Solicitors

Taylors Solicitors has strengthened its team with the arrival of a commercial disputes partner. Stuart Farr has joined the north west practice from national firm Knights, where he was a partner.

North West towns and cities pray for end of lockdown as footfall plummets

Boris Johnson’s plans to open up the economy cannot come soon for traders in the North West’s towns and cities, according to new figures which show footfall amongst the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic.

Focus on GDPR security must include confidential waste paper as well as digital

Businesses are placing themselves at risk of fraud or even prosecution under data protection laws by failing to properly dispose of their documents, warns...

Government support keeps companies afloat as insolvencies fall to 50% of last year’s levels

A sharp drop in the number of company insolvencies shows that government support is continuing to keep companies afloat, says the North West branch...

Two more associates join Clarion’s expanding property litigation team

Natalie Ingram and Paige Duller are the latest associates to join the property litigation team within Clarion’s growing real estate practice. After qualifying in 2016,...

Darlington solicitors advise families not to fall into inheritance tax trap

Darlington solicitors, Latimer Hinks, warn clients that they may be paying too much in inheritance tax and suggest steps to limit potential exposure to...

Taylor&Emmet introduced free empty homes training

Taylor&Emmet LLP is marking Empty Homes Week (February 15-21) by offering free training to the public sector, via a virtual platform.

New partner one of five appointments at Huddersfield law firm

Laura Milburn is the latest partner to be appointed at Ridley and Hall in Leeds, having been promoted from associate solicitor after four years...

Another legal director joins Clarion ’s growing business restructuring and insolvency team

Clarion’s 14-strong business restructuring and insolvency practice is continuing to grow with the appointment of Victoria Kay as legal director. With experience working for leading...

“Bank of mum and dad should use trusts to support offspring hit by COVID”,...

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington is urging parents to consider setting up trusts to provide their children with financial help in the wake of...

Clarion marks Apprenticeship Week with first apprentice to qualify as a paralegal

As Yorkshire marks the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week (8-12 February), Leeds law firm Clarion is celebrating 22 year old Casey McGregor becoming the...

Clarion’s specialist insolvency litigation team grows with appointment of legal director and associate

Emma Lowe and Cat Tanham are the latest specialist lawyers to join the dedicated contentious insolvency litigation team within Clarion’s business restructuring and insolvency...

Include passwords in will arrangements advises Darlington solicitors

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington is urging people to remember to include digital assets when planning for their estates, after a study shows 93%...

Legal expert warns care homes – be ready and safe

Care homes are being warned to be extra vigilant in making their spaces safe as the care industry regulator steps up monitoring during the current lockdown.

Community-Driven Legal Company Set to Bouquet Someone’s Day

A legal firm has launched a mission to brighten up the lives of the lonely during lockdown with a special campaign set to Bouquet...

Trio of solicitors appointed at SSB Law

Leading dispute resolution law firm SSB Law is continuing its recruitment drive with the appointment of three solicitors. The Sheffield-based firm, part of SSB Group,...

COVID-19 causes risk of conflict warns Darlington law firm

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington is warning clients about the risk of conflict surrounding wills in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Following news of...

Property litigation firm marks first year with an associate appointment.

Property litigation firm Hägen Wolf has appointed solicitor Amy Chadwick as an associate.

MagiClick enters the UK market with the acquisition of financial services specialist Dock9

MagiClick, a leading provider of digital technology and design capabilities with a strong presence across Turkey and the MENA region, has acquired London-based specialist...

Clarion team raises £15,000 for St Gemma’s Hospice

Leeds law firm Clarion has beaten its fundraising target and raised £15,000 for St Gemma’s Hospice, its nominated charity for 2019/20. The biggest hospice in...

Nigel Priestley of Ridley and Hall honoured with an MBE for his services to...

Nigel Priestley, senior partner at Huddersfield law firm Ridley and Hall and one of the UK’s most respected care and adoption specialist solicitors, has...

Taylor&Emmet gathers gifts for poorly children

A busy team of elves from Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, have been collecting toys for children facing Christmas in hospital.

Check contracts now ‘to reduce risk of Brexit litigation’

North West businesses can help to avoid possible Brexit legal issues by being open with their business partners on its potential effects, according to...

Stamp of excellence for regional law experts

A specialist Lancashire law firm has been re-accredited by the industry standards body for best practice in the legal sector. Adkirk Law, with its headquarters...
Roger Hutton, joint managing partner at Clarion

Clarion named Law Firm of the Year

Having been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards, Clarion has been chosen as the region’s Law Firm of the Year...

Learning From World Leaders for 2021

Andrew Marsh, Vistage chair, business owner, non executive board member and chair of a number of charitable boards has been influential in keeping positivity...

Smiths Hire marks 50 years in business with major expansion

One of the largest independent equipment hire companies in the region is marking its 50th year in business with a series of expansions. Smiths Hire,...

Struggling firms given further 3-month breathing space

The government’s decision to extend the ban on winding-up petitions will give struggling firms a welcome breathing space, according to the North West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Shaun’s promotion marks a milestone for Bromleys Solicitors

Law firm Bromleys has promoted a non-solicitor to associate level for the first time in its history. Shaun O’Carroll joined the Tameside practice 14 years ago as a graduate paralegal.

Liverpool women’s group leader spells out vision for city change

The leader of a women’s entrepreneurship group in Liverpool has spelled out her vision of how cities need to adapt to change as they go through the pandemic and beyond.

‘Wish You Could Hear’ Campaigners Brief Morley MP

Morley and Outwood MP, Andrea Jenkyns, has listened to the concerns of campaigners asking for support for the British coach sector, having met with Yorkshire-based specialist bus and coach insurance broker, McCarron Coates.

Napthens strengthens senior team at the double

North West law firm Napthens has appointed two new directors to its senior team as it continues to plan for growth. Head of Risk Claire...

Carter Towler acquires North East surveying firm

Carter Towler expand further into the North and North East with the acquisition of Ashley Smith Chartered Surveyors.

Women in the Law UK founder raises £4k for mental health awareness with autumn...

Sally Penni MBE has raised £4,000 in sponsorship for mental health and suicide awareness charities by walking at least five kilometres per day since 1 October. She has a very different charity challenge planned for December.

Taylor&Emmet trains mental health champions

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is investing in the wellbeing of its 200-plus staff by training two employees as qualified mental health first aiders.

Patrick Maguire to lead new London office for serious injury law firm Horwich Cohen...

Patrick Maguire a leading personal injury solicitor will head up the new London office of Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC Solicitors) due to officially launch in January 2021. He will be joined by solicitor Amber Braybrooke.

Prepare now for tougher inspections ahead, care homes warned

Care homes owners across the country need to start planning now for tougher CQC inspection criteria, a leading law expert from Preston has warned. Rachel...

Clarion expands busy Commercial and IT team

Victoria Leadley has joined Clarion’s expanding commercial and IT practice as a legal director. With 17 years’ legal experience, Victoria has held a number of...

Napthens advises on Lancashire holiday resort purchase

A luxury holiday resort in Lancashire has been acquired as part of a growing North West leisure portfolio. Cleveley Mere, a holiday resort consisting of...

Glaisyers advises TRG on £6.5 million Reddish brownfield residential development

Stockport project will deliver 28 new homes aimed at first-time buyers as developer pivots aways from city-centre buy-to-let market.

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