Services

Aimee Longbottom

Home & Property

Conveyancing Assistant
Based: Pudsey Office

Aminder Panesar

Home & Property

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Aminder graduated from the University of Leeds in 2005 where she undertook her degree in Law. Prior to this she graduated from the University of Huddersfield, studying for a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Having joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2012 Aminder has gained experience in both Personal Injury and Domestic Conveyancing. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 and is delighted to be a member of the Conveyancing Team dealing with all aspects of conveyancing and shared ownership.

Andrea Payne

Property

Paralegal
Based: Wakefield Office

Andrea initially worked for Lister Croft and subsequently joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2008 following the merger of the two companies. Andrea works as a paralegal with over 20 years’ experience in both residential Conveyancing and builders plot sales whilst specialising in plot sales.

Angela Thorp

Family Law

Solicitor
Based: Halifax Office

Angela qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and has since then worked exclusively in the family department dealing with all aspects of family and relationship breakdown.

Angela will deal with your case in a professional friendly manner and has also practised locally for the last 17 years.

Latterly Angela has gained experience in the area of Wills and Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney and can also offer advice in these areas of law.

Angela Thorp

Asma Iqbal

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre & Wakefield Offices

Asma is a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence LLP and heads the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Department. Asma qualified in 1999 and has extensive experience in Insolvency having spent 7 years at a Commercial Law firm in Leeds before joining Chadwick Lawrence LLP as a Partner in 2008.

Asma’s main areas of practice include advising business, Directors and Insolvency Practitioners in Corporate pre-insolvency and insolvency situations. Areas of expertise include the corporate restructuring of companies with a view to rescuing the business where commercially viable. Expertise in post insolvency situations include defending directors in antecedent transaction actions brought by Insolvency Practitioners including transactions at undervalue, preference claims, extortionate credit transactions, transactions defrauding creditors, wrongful and fraudulent trading and misfeasance claims. Asma also acts in Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 claims.

Asma advises individuals and insolvency practitioners in personal insolvency matters and acts for foreign creditors in recovering substantial sums due from debtors based in the United Kingdom.
Asma is chair of the R3 Yorkshire Women in Business Recovery Group and a member of the R3 Regional Committee.

Asma Iqbal

Barry Purkiss

Property

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Barry graduated with a law degree (LLB) in 1977 and qualified as a solicitor in 1981. He joined CL in 2005 as an Associate and became a partner in 2009.

Barry specialises in commercial property law, working for some big clients in the Yorkshire region, in varying industries from logistics to marketing; education to building products.

Barry advises on all aspects of commercial property law, which included the renewal of leases, development and acquisition of new facilities and property elements of commercial sale agreements.

Barry Purkiss

Beverley Murgatroyd

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Beverley is based at the Wakefield Office, dealing with all aspects of domestic conveyancing

 She has worked in domestic conveyancing since 1985, initially as a legal assistant in Leeds City Centre and Dorset, before moving back to the area and working again in Leeds City Centre as a fee earner since 1998 and in Wakefield since 2013. 

 

Bhavna Patel

Home & Property

Partner & Team Leader
Based: Morley Office

Bhavna studied Law at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York. She qualified as a Solicitor in November 2004 and worked in London before moving to the North. She has worked for Chadwick Lawrence since February 2013 and is based in the Morley office dealing with all varying aspects of Residential Property Law.

Bhavna Patel

Bradley Adams

Corporate and Contracts

Apprentice Legal Executive
Based: Halifax Office

Bradley joined Chadwick Lawrence in August 2015 under the Legal Executive Apprenticeship Scheme. He was the first to join the scheme in the Corporate and Contracts Department and prior to this he had obtained his A-Levels. Bradley supports the Corporate and Contracts Team in a wide range of legal matters as well as being in training to qualify as a Charted Legal Executive, following the CILEX training route.

Bridie Tennant

Property

Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Bridie is based in the Commercial Property Team at our Wakefield Office, dealing with property sales, leases and re-financing work.

 

Carol Simpson

Medical Negligence

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Carol was a registered nurse and midwife for 15 years before leaving the NHS. She completed a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004.

Carol joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2007 and specialises solely in medical negligence and handles many different types of cases.

Casey Robinson

Property

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre

Catherine Dews

Family Law

Partner
Based: Morley Office

Head of the Family Department, Catherine completed a law degree at the University of Birmingham and qualified as a Solicitor in 1986. Having joined Chadwick Lawrence in 1993 as a specialist family lawyer, Catherine became a Partner with the firm in 1996.

Catherine has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law and is regarded as one of the most effective Yorkshire practitioners in the area of high net worth financial settlements following divorce or separation.

With many years experience as a family mediator and collaborative lawyer, Catherine is an accredited Resolution specialist in financial provision within divorce, children matters and a member of the Law Society Family Panel.

As past President of the local Law Society, a recent career highlight for Catherine was attending the Royal Garden Party as a representative of the Law Society.

Catherine Dews

Charlotte Ardron

Employer Services, Employee Services, Regulatory, Criminal Law

Paralegal

Charlotte is a Paralegal at Chadwick Lawrence, working with both the employment team and regulatory team. Having joined Chadwick Lawrence in April 2015, Charlotte is now studying towards her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

Charlotte also assists with Chadwick Lawrence’s seminars across West Yorkshire.

Cheryl Largue

Property

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

After completing an LLB in European Legal Studies, followed by an LPC, Cheryl joined Chadwick Lawrence as a trainee in 1999.

She qualified as a solicitor into the commercial department in 2001 and became a Partner in 2007, specialising in commercial property law.

Cheryl Largue

Claire Ward

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Horbury Office

Claire joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2016 and has over 10 years’ experience working in residential conveyancing.

Claire is based at our Horbury office dealing with clients in all aspects of freehold and leasehold residential property matters including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity.

Claire Ward

Dan Hirst

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, Intellectual Property

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Dan qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and is an Associate Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Team. He joined Chadwick Lawrence following the merger with Godloves Solicitors in April 2012 where he headed the Commercial Litigation Unit.

Dan specialises in a broad range of company and commercial dispute resolution matters. His caseload is varied, but he has advised in disputes concerning commercial contracts, shareholder issues, partnership disputes and professional negligence matters. He has a growing caseload of clients seeking advice in relation to Base Rate Swap Agreements or Interest Rate Hedging Products.

Dan is a former President of the Halifax Incorporated Law Society and continues his involvement with the Society as a Governor and as a committee member.

Dan Hirst

Daniel Krigers

Employer Services, Employee Services, Sports Law

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Daniel is a Partner and solicitor specialising in employment law at Chadwick Lawrence solicitors, having trained with the Firm since 2006. Daniel studied the LLB law course part-time, achieving a first-class honours degree. Subsequently, Daniel achieved a distinction on completing the Legal Practice Course, again on a part-time basis.

Daniel has a particular focus on advising businesses and sports organisations under the ESP retainer scheme, and he manages a number of key commercial relationships within the Firm. Daniel is also responsible for the management and development of the employment team and, more widely, the commercial department.

Daniel is also heavily involved in the development of training programmes delivered across the region, and prepares regular commentary in the local media on topical employment law matters.

Daniel Krigers

Deon Hunt

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Huddersfield Office

Deon is based at the Huddersfield Office as a Trainee Conveyancer, mainly dealing with sales and remortgages.

She has worked at Chadwick Lawrence since August 2010 and is  currently undertaking training  to become a qualified Licensed Conveyancer.

 

 

Diane Gilligan

Home & Property

Associate & Team Leader
Based: Halifax Office

Diane is an Associate at Chadwick Lawrence and works in the Residential Property team. She started at Chadwick Lawrence in 1997 and has over 15 years experience in dealing with Property matters. She is a Team Leader in the Residential Property department.

Diane deals with all types of Residential Conveyancing and has a vast range of knowledge and experience in sales, purchases, re-mortgage work, equity release schemes, shared ownership and new build purchases. Diane acts for a mix of clients from private individuals to property investors.

Eleanor Wilson

Home & Property

Trainee Licenced Conveyancer
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Eleanor joined Chadwick Lawrence in September 2013 as a Conveyancing Assistant. She is currently studying to become a Licenced Conveyancer, consolidating her 12 years of knowledge working within conveyancing roles, and will qualify in 2018. Eleanor has a case load of her own and assists the Team Leader at Dock Street, dealing with all manner of freehold, leasehold residential property transactions generally.

Eleanor is also member of the Leeds branch of Junior Chamber International and organises social events for the Dock Street office.

Emily Bird

Family Law

Legal Executive
Based: Morley Office

Emily qualified as a Legal Executive in 2001 and became a Fellow in 2005. She spent 11 years specialising in Family Law before joining Chadwick Lawrence in 2012.

Emily works on cases involving divorce, matrimonial finance, children issues, cohabitation disputes/agreements and domestic violence. In 2010 Emily was accredited to the Family Law Panel and became a member of the Family Law Advanced Accreditation Panel in 2011 with her specialisms being violence in the home and Conduct of and Advice in Matrimonial Financial Proceedings.

Emily Bird

Gaia Hinchliffe

Corporate and Contracts

Apprentice Legal Executive
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Gareth Williams

Wills & Probate

Associate Probate
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Gareth Williams studied a degree in Law / Criminology and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield. He qualified as a solicitor on 1 November 2007 and has worked for Chadwick Lawrence since February 2008. He specialises in the administration of estates and the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.

Gareth Williams

Gemma Hoyle

Home & Property

Trainee Licenced Conveyancer
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Gemma joined Chadwick Lawrence in May 2014 as a Conveyancing Secretary having previously worked within the Conveyancing Sector for 12 years since leaving school. She is now a Trainee Conveyancer and studying for her CLC qualification and will qualify in 2018. Gemma carries her own case load as well as assisting a qualified Solicitor within the Property Department, dealing with all manner of property transactions.

Gemma is also member of the Leeds branch of Junior Chambers International.

Hassan Daji

Property

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Wakefield

Hassan has worked for Chadwick Lawrence since 2015 and is now completing his Training Contract. He is currently based in our Commercial Property department at our  Wakefield Office.

Holly Butterworth

Employer Services, Employee Services

Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Holly joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2013. She holds a Degree in Business & HR Management and a Graduate Diploma in Law from Sheffield Hallam University. She also completed the Legal Practice Course in 2010 at the University of Sheffield.

Holly specialises in Employment Law primarily advising employers of all sizes, including national clients, she also has experience in the education sector. Holly is able to build effective relationships with clients in order to help clients achieve a practical and commercial solution to their employment issues. Having previously worked in HR she has a strong commercial understanding and practical experience which enables her to provide employers with pragmatic, commercial solutions to their employee issues.

Holly also undertakes work in our Dispute Resolution Department, focussing on both Commercial and Civil Litigation.

Howard Dapin

Wills & Probate

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Howard joined the firm in 2008 from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors where he had been a Partner in the Private Client Department.

Howard specialises in Wills, Trust and Probate work, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.

Away from work, Howard has published several histories on Leeds United Football Club.

Howard Dapin

Howard Willis

Personal Injury, Regulatory

Partner
Based: Huddersfield Office

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has worked at Chadwick Lawrence since 1988. A Partner heading up the personal injury department Howard specialises in serious injury cases specifically those involving spinal injuries and brain injuries. He recently obtained an award of £6.7 million for a Claimant with tetraplegia and a brain injury. Howard is a member of APIL and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel.

Howard Willis

Jack Oldroyd

Employer Services, Employee Services

Associate
Based: Wakefield Office

Jack is an employment litigation specialist at Chadwick Lawrence, having joined the firm in 2005. Jack commenced his legal training in 2006 as a paralegal in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department and, at the same time, commenced an LLB Law Degree at the University of Huddersfield on a part time basis, achieving a 2:1 honours degree. He then obtained a distinction on completing the Legal Practice Course, again, on a part time basis. Jack qualified in February 2013, at which point, he started specialising in employment litigation.

Jack acts for both employers and employees on all employment related issues but predominantly in employment tribunal claims. This encompasses a wide variety of issues including complaints of unfair and constructive dismissal, all forms of discrimination and contract disputes. On the commercial side, Jack acts for a number of the firm’s high profile client’s including Kwik-Fit and Huddersfield Town. Jack also assists individuals through disciplinary and grievance processes and negotiates and advises upon Settlement Agreements.

In addition to Jack’s employment expertise, he has previously worked on a wide range of commercial disputes, including contractual litigation and professional negligence claims in the County and High Courts as well as the Court of Appeal which offers invaluable experience when advising employers and employees on issues concerning post termination restrictions.

Jack Oldroyd

Jacqueline Vance

Medical Negligence

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Jacqueline is a Medical Negligence Solicitor. After completing a Law degree and the Legal Practice Course, Jacqueline worked as a Paralegal from 1997 before training as a solicitor and qualifying in 2001. Since 2002, she has worked at Chadwick Lawrence as a Solicitor specialising solely in Medical Negligence cases on behalf of Claimants.

Jacqueline had a previous career in nursing, after qualifying as a registered general nurse in 1989.

Jasmin Kainth

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Halifax Office

Jasmin joined Chadwick Lawrence in March 2016 and is currently studying to become a Chartered Legal Executive, following the CILEX training route to qualification.

Jasmin works in our Conveyancing Department and has experience in dealing with various areas of Residential Property transactions including Freehold and Leasehold Sales and Purchases, Re-mortgages and Transfers of Equity.

 

 

Jayne Hart

Corporate and Contracts

Assistant Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre

Joanne Jones

Family Law

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Joanne is an Associate in the Family Law Department. Joanne completed her Law studies at the universities of Warwick and Sheffield before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2003.

Joanne joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2006. She advises on all areas of Family Law, although her particular area of expertise is divorce and advising on the financial consequences of relationship breakdowns generally, including where a couple have not been married.

Joanne is a member of the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme and also a member of Resolution.

Joanne Jones

Jodie Ingle

Home & Property

Conveyancing Assistant

Jonathan Exall

Property

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre

Jonathan is currently a Trainee Solicitor within the firm. After graduating from Newcastle University (2:1) Hons in History and completing the GDL at University of Law, York he has worked in financial consultancy in London, as well as a number of different firms across Yorkshire specialising in property, property finance, insurance and litigation.

Working in the Commercial Property Team, Jonathan regularly deals with sales and purchases of all types of commercial property. He has particular expertise in personal and premises licensing requirements, purchasing property through private pension groups and acting for high street banks and independent financiers in acquisitions of all sizes.

Joshua Smith

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business

Associate
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Josh is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team advising on commercial and civil law disputes.

Josh has experience of acting in a wide variety of commercial and civil disputes acting for both claimants and defendants. He has vast experience of acting in multi faceted contract disputes and claims in negligence. He also has experience of acting in defamation / harassment proceedings.

Recent work includes: claims for professional negligence against Solicitors, Accountants and Architects, as well as acting in complex contractual disputes often with technical issues in dispute.

Josh prides himself on the bespoke service offered to his clients, tailoring his approach to each client’s needs, aims and objectives.

He also carries out work on a pro bono basis for a local University community advice service offering guidance and assistance to those often not familiar with the legal world.

Joshua Smith

Julia Wilding

Wills & Probate

Associate
Based: Horbury

Julia qualified as a solicitor in 1997 having joined Dixon Coles & Gill Solicitors in Wakefield as a trainee solicitor in 1995. She became a partner of the firm in 2000 and remained so until 2016 when she joined Chadwick Lawrence.

Julia was the Joint Registrar of the Diocese of Wakefield for 10 years up to 2014 when the Diocese merged with the 2 neighbouring dioceses of Bradford and Ripon & Leeds. During this time she developed an expertise in the field of Ecclesiastical Law.

Julia specialises in wills, probate and trust work together with conveyancing. She also practices as a Notary Public, having gained that qualification in 2007 and she continues to build up her notarial practice with both private and business clients.

Julia is based at both the Horbury office and Paragon Point, Wakefield.

Justine Joyce

Wills & Probate

Probate Assistant

Karen Motley

Medical Negligence

Paralegal
Based: Huddersfield Office

Legal Assistant to Tony May the Partner in charge of the department, handling Court of Protection and Claimant Medical Negligence cases.

Katherine Coherton

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Kat graduated from Leicester University with a degree in Law with French and qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

Based in the Dispute Resolution Team at the Leeds office, she specialises in bringing and defending professional negligence claims and resolving contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes.

Kathryn Hunt

Employer Services, Employee Services

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Kathryn has worked for Chadwick Lawrence since 2011 and completed her Training Contract with the Firm. Kathryn is based in the Employment Department, advising both employers and employees.  Kathryn also has experience of Family Law, Conveyancing and Dispute Resolution matters having been based in these teams previously.

Kirstin Macdonald

Home & Property

Solicitor
Based: Morley Office

After completing an LLB (Hons) Law Degree and then a Legal Practice course, Kirstin qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and was an Assistant Solicitor at Hayes Son and Richmond solicitors specialising in residential and agricultural property law, wills, trusts and probate until joining the Residential Conveyancing team at Chadwick Lawrence in 2015.

Kumer Ali

Property Litigation

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Kumer is a Partner and Head of the Property Litigation Team. Graduating in Law from Oxford University Kumer studied at the College of Law in York and thereafter trained at a large national firm. He spent most of his qualified career at Godloves in Leeds where he was a Partner prior to its merger with Chadwick Lawrence.

Kumer is an expert in the fields of Land Law and Landlord & Tenant Law. His commercial landlord & tenant practice comprises the full range of disputes that arise in this field including lease renewals, dilapidations claims, disputes arising out of breaches of covenants, rent recovery, termination and repossession and service charge disputes.

He also acts on behalf of commercial and residential land and property owners in a wide range of disputes including rights of way, rights to light, trespass, boundary disputes and title disputes including disputes between co-owners.

His practice also extends to disputes in the context of property contracts and issues and claims arising out of property transactions including claims for misrepresentation and professional negligence.

Kumer acts on behalf of residential landlords and tenants in tenancy disputes including possession claims, injunction proceedings, rent and disrepair claims.

Kumer is a member of various professional bodies and organizations including the Property Litigation Association. He has developed close contacts with a network of property professionals from various disciplines which adds value to the work carried out on behalf of clients.

Kumer Ali

Lashana Henderson

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Huddersfield Office

Lashana is in her final year of CILEX and currently working in the Conveyancing Department as a Trainee Legal Executive based in Huddersfield mainly dealing with transfers of equity, re-mortgages, freehold sale and purchase transactions.

Lauren Cowgill

Home & Property

Conveyancing Assistant
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Leanne Franks

Corporate and Contracts

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Leanne studied Law at Lincoln University, graduating in 2009 and went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2014.

Leanne is based in the firm’s Corporate and Contracts Department and specialises in commercial contracts, business acquisitions and sales and corporate compliance.

Lisa Baker

Wills & Probate

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre

After completing an LLB at Warwick University and the Legal Practice Course, Lisa qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has also passed the Chartered Tax Adviser examination.

Lisa has over 15 years’ experience of working with individuals and families dealing with private client matters and specialises in wills, trusts, estates and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Martin Vesely

Consultant
Based: Wakefield Office

Martin Vesely qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and has over 42 years legal practice experience.

Martin specialises in commercial and residential property sales, purchases and leases, and also wills and probate.

He served as President of the local Law Society in the year 2000, and is an honorary legal adviser to various charitable and community organisations in the area.

 

Martin Vesely

Megan Whitehead

Personal Injury

Trainee Legal Executive
Based: Huddersfield Office

Mehnaz Hussain

Home & Property

Conveyancing Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Michael Cotter

Medical Negligence

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Michael joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2000 working as a Litigation Executive in the Medical Negligence Department. He specialises solely in Medical Negligence and generally works alongside Tony May the partner in charge of the department.

Michelle Myers

Home & Property

Associate & Team Leader
Based: Pudsey Office

Michelle joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2013 with over 11 years’ experience in Commercial and Residential Conveyancing.

Michelle deals with all aspects of Property Law having specialised in equity release and commercial law and having acted for the country’s largest property investment company for 8 years.

Michelle Myers

Natalie Glover

Home & Property

Associate
Based: Wakefield Office

Natalie Glover

Neil Wilson

Employer Services, Employee Services, Sports Law

Managing Partner of the Year 2016/17
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Neil Wilson is the Managing Partner at Chadwick Lawrence and was awarded the prestigious Managing Partner of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in October 2016. Neil completed a law degree (LLB) in 1996 and qualified as a solicitor in 1998. This is Neil’s second career after leaving a previous job as a manager in a large organisation and he is now a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence.

Neil specialises in sports law and employment law, working for many of the regions top organisations and sports clubs, including Kwik Fit, Stapletons Tyre Services Limited, Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Town Football Club.

Neil is a regular and prominent speaker on employment law and people management matters at business events, drawing on his experience from developing Chadwick Lawrence’s employment law training material and delivering this material on behalf of the team.

Neil has been at the forefront of driving forward the culture change at Chadwick Lawrence and with input from all colleagues developing a clear vision for the practice supported by a series of core values which together are known as “The Chadwick Lawrence Way”. His presentation on this culture change journey is always very well received. In November 2017 Chadwick Lawrence were voted Employer of the Year at the Examiner Business Awards, a great accolade recognising the hard work all colleagues have put in to achieve this.

Neil likes to keep fit by regularly attending the gym and taking part in long distance walking challenges and charity runs. Having completed a number of marathons he tends to stick to 10k races nowadays. Formerly a semi-professional drummer he still likes to keep his hand in to the annoyance of his wife and neighbours!

Neil Wilson

Nicholas Worsnop

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Intellectual Property, Regulatory

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre & Halifax Offices

Nicholas is a partner and is the Head of the Litigation Department.

Nicholas deals with all forms of commercial litigation work, specializing in intellectual property, restrictive covenants in employment contracts, and general contract formation and terms.

He is also the firm’s Compliance Officer.

He is a director and trustee of the Square Chapel in Halifax, and director of the Halifax 900 Trust at Halifax Minster, Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry, and Company Secretary for the Community Foundation for Calderdale. He is the Chair of Business for Calderdale, a prominent networking organization Nicholas founded in 2008.

Nicholas Worsnop

Nicky Beynon

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Nicky previously worked for Addleshaw Goddard as a Paralegal in the Real Estate/Commercial Property department for 7 years, dealing with high volume commercial property post completion files, licence to assign, alter, underlet for a big retail client. She also dealt with rent review memorandums for a big property management company and acted for the Landlord preparing concession leases within a big supermarket chain.

Nicky then moved to Cobbetts in September 2011 and worked as a Paralegal in Commercial Property with some residential property elements. Here Nicky managed a social housing project involving extensive title review, dealing with all aspects of post completion being Stamp Duty Land Tax forms and Land Registry applications and for Seller on residential flat sales.

Nicky then went on maternity leave in October 2012 to have her first baby. She returned from maternity leave to Chadwick Lawrence in July 2013 working as a Paralegal in Commercial Property (including Residential Sale and Purchase). Nicky deals in all aspects of residential sales, purchases and remortgages including property finance elements acting for seller/buyer and lenders. Nicky has secured referrals from several agents / brokers and is well regarded in the industry. Nicky also deals with commercial property being investor purchases including HMOs, assignments together with all aspects of post completion.

Nicola Cooper

Corporate and Contracts, Intellectual Property

Partner
Based: Leeds Office

Nicola studied Law at Leicester University, graduating in 2004 and went on to qualify as a Solicitor in 2009.

Nicola is based in the firm’s Corporate and Contracts department and specialises in corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructures and corporate finance as well as dealing with shareholder and partnership agreements.

Nicola Cooper

Nicole Knox

Home & Property

Licensed Conveyancer
Based: Morley Office

Nicole studied Business & Law at Huddersfield University, graduating in 2004 and went on to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive in July 2012 and as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2013.

Nicole joined Chadwick Lawrence in January 2013 bringing 7 years experience of working in a Conveyancing Department. Nicole deals with all aspects of Freehold and Leasehold Residential Property matters consisting of sales, purchases, right to buy, new builds (including help to buy), transfer of equity’s, shared ownership and remortgages.

Nils O’Donoghue

Employer Services, Employee Services, Sports Law, Regulatory, Criminal Law

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Nils graduated from Newcastle University in 2008 before going on to complete his legal studies at Nottingham Law School in 2009. Nils joined Chadwick Lawrence in May 2011, qualified as a solicitor in September 2012 and became an Associate with the firm in October 2015. Nils is a member of our regulatory law team and is responsible for the marketing and administration of this department.

Nils provides advice to businesses on both contentious and non contentious health and safety matters including advising on investigations, interviews under caution and prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive. Nils also has experience of advising businesses on crisis management following a health and safety incident including how to approach the publicity involved. Nils recently advised a large corporation on the crisis management involved in a fatal incident in the workplace.

Nils also has experience of advising clients who are being investigated or prosecuted by Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs, the Environment Agency and fire authorities. Nils acts for clients in all sectors but has particular interest and expertise in the construction, sports, glass manufacture and care industries.

Nils is a regular speaker at safety associations throughout Yorkshire and the North West and conducts regular in house training for companies of all sizes.

In addition to his regulatory specialism Nils also provides employment law advice to both individuals and businesses. Nils acts for a number of the regions leading Rugby Union and Rugby League clubs and has delivered on behalf of these clubs presentations on standards of behaviour to both professional sportsmen and coaching staff.

Nils O’Donoghue

Paul Campbell

Employer Services, Employee Services, Regulatory

Senior Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Paul Campbell is the Senior Partner at Chadwick Lawrence.  Paul completed a law degree (LLB) in 1976 and qualified as a solicitor in 1979. A Partner at Chadwick Lawrence, he has been with the firm for 30 years.

Specialising in employment law, Paul has acted for a number of high profile clients.

Paul Campbell

Paul Carvis

Personal Injury

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Paul started his legal career in London and was the Senior Litigation Partner in a commercial practice in the West End before moving back to Yorkshire.

Paul heads the firm’s Personal Injury Department. He is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and a member of the Personal Injury Lawyer’s Association.

Paul is also a qualified family mediator and is very experienced in alternative dispute resolutions including commercial mediation. He has been a Deputy District Judge at Leeds Court so has plenty of experience of listening to both sides of a case.

Whilst continuing to deal with high value divorce and commercial litigation cases, his ability as a divorce lawyer was recognised by the publication ‘The Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession’.

Paul continues to be a driving force within the firm as he is the firm’s Marketing Partner and a member of the Management Board.

Paul Carvis

Paul Mason

Home & Property

Solicitor
Based: Halifax Office

Paulette St Hilaire

Home & Property

Associate & Team Leader
Based: Huddersfield Office

Paulette has worked as a Licensed Conveyancer at Chadwick Lawrence since gaining her qualifications in 2001.

As a Licensed Conveyancer, Paulette is a specialist in property and is trained and qualified in all aspects of Property Law, including the sale or purchase of land or property, drafting contracts and liaising with mortgage lenders.

Paulette St Hilaire

Pauline Buckley

Property, Residential Property Disputes

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Peter Harling

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Intellectual Property, Corporate Recovery & Insolvency

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre & Huddersfield Offices

Peter specialises in all aspects of Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, Insolvency Litigation, Debt Recovery, and Company Restoration. Peter is practical, commercial and well organised. In particular he enjoys negotiating and doing deals. He has excellent client care skills and ensures that clients are always kept up to date and matters are progressed.
Peter acts for:

  • Insolvency Practitioners
  • Individuals and Businesses in financial difficulty; and others who are affected by the same
  • Directors of Businesses
    Financial Institutions & Lenders and Shareholders

Peter specialises in providing advice on all aspects of Corporate Recovery & Insolvency and Insolvency Litigation including:

  • Administrations
  • Liquidations
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements
  • Bankruptcy
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements
  • Antecedent transactions in both personal & corporate insolvencies e.g. Transfers at Undervalue; Preference claims; Transactions defrauding creditors; Wrongful & Fraudulent trading; and Misfeasance claims
  • and Director disqualification

Peter recently settled a misfeasance claim on behalf of a retired couple who were the Judgment Creditor of a company. Further details about the case are contained within the following link:

http://www.chadwicklawrence.co.uk/news/chadwick-lawrence-secures-justice-home-buyers/

Peter specialises in Debt Recovery, including the recovery of unpaid debts and reasonable recovery fees pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act.

Peter specialises in providing advice on all aspects of Company Restoration to the Register of Companies at Companies House.
In particular Peter has restored a number of companies which had previously been dissolved after being in some form of insolvency with a view to appointing an Insolvency Practitioner to either bring a claim against a Bank for the miss-selling of a financial product or simply to accept and distribute the redress which a Bank had already identified as being owed to the company.

If you have a problem or issue please contact Peter for an informal chat on 01924 379 078.

Peter Harling

Philip Brown

Property

Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Philip qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and specialises in all aspects of property sales, leases and re-financing work.

He acts for a wide variety of business clients, buy-to-let investors and developers as well as various sports clubs and community organisations.

Rabia Tariq

Home & Property

Solicitor
Based: Huddersfield Office

Rabia studied for her LLB Hons with law and criminology at University of Birmingham and graduated with a 2.1 Hons degree in 2006. She then went on to study her LPC at Nottingham Law School in 2007 and qualified as a Practising Solicitor in 2010.

Rabia has seven years conveyancing experience and has been based in both Manchester and Leeds. 

 

Rebecca Payne

Family Law

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

After qualifying as a Solicitor in 2007, Rebecca has become a Family Law specialist and joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2013. Rebecca practices all areas of Family Law including divorce, finances, pre and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, disputes between cohabitees and private law children matters.

Throughout her career, Rebecca has maintained a particular interest in advising on financial settlements arising from divorce. She has experience of dealing with a wide variety of such matters ranging from cases where there are limited assets (and the objective is to reach a settlement that meets the needs of all parties) to medium and high-value financial disputes frequently involving pensions.

Rebecca is a member of Resolution, a network of over 5,000 solicitors who are committed to adopting a non-confrontational approach to divorce and associated work. Rebecca also actively practices collaborative law which encourages couples to take a non-confrontational approach to resolving matters arising from their divorce or separation without the need for contested court cases.

Rebecca Payne

Rochelle Newson

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Regulatory

Paralegal
Based: Dock Street Office

Rochelle is a Paralegal in the Litigation department, specialising in Dispute Resolution. She joined the team full time in September 2015 but has been undertaking regular work experience since 2012.

Rochelle completed her Law Degree at Sheffield Hallam University and is now  doing her Legal Practice Course at Huddersfield University.

Rosalind Salkeld

Property

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Ros specialises in Commercial Property law and works for national and local clients in varying sectors including developers, property investors, retailers, brewers and private individuals.

Ros deals with all aspects of commercial property law including leases for both landlords and tenants, investments sales and purchases, property aspects of secured lending, portfolio management, and property aspects of insolvency matters.

Rosalind Salkeld

Ruth Nippers

Home & Property

Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Ryanne Smith

Home & Property

Conveyancing Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Sam Pawson

Employee Services, Employer Services, Sports Law

Associate, Commercial Development Coordinator
Based: Leeds and Wakefield Offices

Sam graduated from Birmingham University in 2006, studying for a BA in Modern History. He then completed a Graduate Diploma in Law, at the same university and qualified as a solicitor in 2012.

Sam performs three distinct roles at the firm, acting as a Sports and Employment Law solicitor, whilst also managing the firm’s commercial development.

In the Employment Law field Sam primarily focuses on the delivery of the firm’s employment support package, ESP. Sam acts for a diverse set of clients, in a wide variety of industries, ranging in size from a few employees to few thousand. Sam regularly presents at Employment seminars on topics such as social media, unfair dismissal and discrimination and workplace banter.

Sam acts for a number of high profile sports clubs. Sam prides himself on the commercial sensitivity of his advice and regularly deals with sensitive issues involving player contract and disciplinary issues.

Finally as part of his role as the Commercial Development Coordinator, Sam fronts the marketing activities for the firm’s commercial department, including organising a successful program of evens and seminars.

Sam Pawson

Sarah Burrow

Home & Property

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Sarah began working for Chadwick Lawrence in 2015 as a member of the Conveyancing team, having completed a BA (Hons) in Law and Accountancy and the LPC at Huddersfield University. Since working at Chadwick Lawrence Sarah has gone on to complete a Master of Laws degree for which she chose to study Planning Law. Sarah is also very pleased to have secured a Training Contract with the firm.

Sarah Crowther

Family Law

Partner
Based: Huddersfield Office

After completing an LLB (Hons) Law Degree and then a Legal Practice course, Sarah qualified in 2004 and has been an Assistant Solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence since 2008.

Sarah specialises in all areas of Family Law with a particular emphasis on the financial aspects of divorce and separation, as highlighted by her Specialist Resolution Accreditation in Advanced Financial Provision. She regularly represent professionals, business owners and their spouses and is experienced in dealing with business interests, pensions and off-shore assets. She also advises on Private Children Law matters.

She is a trained Collaborative Lawyer, the Secretary to the Huddersfield Incorporated Law Society and a member of the regional Resolution Committee.

Sarah is the Head of Private Client Services which comprises the Family and Wills, Trusts and Probate teams. She has achieved a Distinction in a Masters of Business Administration Degree (MBA) and was awarded the Radicon prize for part time study.

Sarah Crowther

Sarah Guest

Management

Executive Assistant to Neil Wilson, Managing Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Sarah Haller

Home & Property

Partner
Based: Huddersfield Office

Sarah started working at Chadwick Lawrence as a temporary secretary in 1998 before progressing to a paralegal and qualifying as a solicitor in 2000. After working as an assistant solicitor for 6 years, Sarah was promoted to Associate in 2008 and made a Partner in 2009.

Sarah works in the property department as Head of Conveyancing and has acted for some notable clients including Leeds Rhinos players and Caddick Construction’s Managing Director, Andrew Murray.

Sarah Haller

Sarah Hargreaves

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Pudsey Office

Sarah has worked in Conveyancing for 8 years and joined Chadwick Lawrence as a Conveyancing Assistant.  Sarah is now based at our Pudsey Office as a Trainee Conveyancer dealing with Freehold and Leasehold sales and purchases.

Sarah Harrop

Home & Property

Legal Executive
Based: Huddersfield Office

Sarah has worked in Residential Conveyancing since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a LLB(Hons) in 2010 and qualified as a Legal Executive in 2007.

Sarah Hemmings

Corporate & Contracts

Associate
Based: Wakefield Office

Sarah completed a Law degree (LLB) at Birmingham University in 1998, an LPC at The College of Law, York in 1999 and qualified as a solicitor at Walker Morris in 2001.

Specialising in corporate and contracts law, Sarah has worked for Chadwick Lawrence since 2005.

Sarah Wood

Employer Services, Employee Services

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Sarah is a Solicitor specialising in Employment Law with over 20 years experience and is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development. Sarah focuses predominantly on the delivery of Employer Support Protect (ESP) providing Employment and HR advice to a wide range of employers with a very practical and commercial edge. Sarah takes a lead role in preparing and delivering training modules both as part of the ESP service and to meet specific company training requirements.

Sarah Wood

Sharon Shields

Home & Property

Legal Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Sharon has worked in Residential Conveyancing for  9 years, with previous experience in Wills and Probate, Family, Commercial and PI.

Sharon is based at our Wakefield Office, assisting Deborah Billingsley.

 

Simon Ingham

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Property

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Simon Ingham first qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and now practises in England. He has been employed by Chadwick Lawrence in its Dispute Resolution Department since the beginning of 2005. He now specialises in property, probate, Wills, Inheritance Act and trust disputes.

As a property litigator, Simon’s cases involve rights over land or arising from its ownership. His probate disputes concern the exploitation of the elderly or infirm; defective or missing Wills; the failure to make adequate financial provision on death; and, the mal-administration of trusts and estates.

Simon Ingham

Sophie Clague

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Corporate Recovery & Insolvency

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Stephen Oakes

Corporate & Contracts

Consultant

Steven Bonfield

Corporate and Contracts

Partner
Based: Halifax Office

Steven is a Partner and solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law.

After completing a BA (hons) in Legal Studies in 1977, Steven qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 and joined Chadwick Lawrence following the 2004 merger of the firm with Steven Bonfield Solicitors.

Steven advises and negotiates on corporate transactions; devising and implementing strategic corporate solutions; corporate finance and all aspects of corporate governance. Steven also devises practical solutions to commercial challenges; advising on, explaining and producing business contracts in plain English.

In the specialist areas of corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructures and corporate finance, Steven has worked with high profile clients, including Eurocopy plc, The Kerfoot Group Ltd and Calderdale MBC. Steven is also very experienced in dealing with international transactions, and has recently completed a series of deals for an American group of companies.

Steven is very active in his spare time, and when he is not supporting his local Rugby League team, Halifax RLFC, he can be found skiing or road cycling. Steven also considers himself a ‘foody’, and loves spending time cooking for family and friends.

Steven Bonfield

Stuart Murray

Property

Partner
Based: Pudsey Office and Wakefield offices

Stuart joined Lister Croft as a trainee in 1982 and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. Stuart then joined Chadwick Lawrence in April 2008 when the firm bought Lister Croft.

Stuart specialises in commercial property law, working on all aspects of land acquisition on behalf of developers, business sales and purchases and in acting for a number of major national builders.

Stuart Murray

Susan McKee

Home & Property

Associate & Team Leader
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Sue completed her qualification as a FCILEX in 2012 after being a fee earner with a South Cheshire firm Poole Alcock Solicitors LLP as a Residential Conveyancer since 2009. She specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing and also managed right to buy and right to acquire sales for a local authority client for 11 years prior to relocating to Yorkshire when she joined Chadwick Lawrence in December 2013.

Susan McKee

Susan Preece

Wills & Probate

Associate
Based: Morley Office

Susan has worked in the Probate Department here at Chadwick Lawrence since 1994 and became a fee earner in 2004, Susan then completed the Ilex Certificate in Elderly Client Law and Practice in 2006, obtaining a distinction.

Susan Preece

Susan Steele

Home & Property

Senior Solicitor
Based: Pudsey Office

Sue completed a Law degree (LLB) in 1986 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1989. After initially joining Lister Croft in 1993, Sue joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2008 when the companies merged.

Sue specialises primarily in the residential side of conveyancing.

Susan Vesely

Family Law

Consultant
Based: Wakefield Office

Susan Vesely completed an LLB Hons at Leeds University, qualifying in 1980 and has specialised in family law since 1989.   She has a thorough knowledge of family law and a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of divorce, separation, private law, children disputes in relation to residence, contact, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders.

Susan is a specialist in financial matters for medium to high net worth clients, often with a business and pensions.  Although the majority of Susan’s cases are in the family courts across England and Wales, she has advised clients living in jurisdictions in the UAE and US, much of Susan’s work comes through personal recommendation from previous clients and contacts.

Susan is a Specialist of Resolution and an Accredited Specialist on the Law Society Advanced Family Panel.

Susan was qualified as a Mediator in 1999 and also trained to deal with direct consultation with children. She also managed a successful family mediation service and is a past President of a local Law Society.

Susan Vesely

Suzy Jarzyna

Home & Property

Residential Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Suzy joined Chadwick Lawrence in September 2010 as a Residential Conveyancer and has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with house sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Thomas McKenna

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Halifax Office

Thomas joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2014. He holds a degree in Law through the Law (Exempting) Master of Law and Practice (MLP), incorporating LLB(Hons) course at the University of Huddersfield. Chadwick Lawrence is in partnership with the University of Huddersfield in providing this course. Thomas’ degree incorporates the LLB(Hons) degree with the academic requirements of the Legal Practise Course.

Thomas currently works at our Halifax office as a Trainee Fee Earner in the conveyancing department. He endeavours to make his client’s transactions, whether it is a sale, purchase or re-mortgage, proceed smoothly and efficiently towards completion.

 

Tony May

Medical Negligence

Partner
Based: Huddersfield

Tony qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 after completing a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree then a Master of Law (LLM) Degree.  He is a Partner and head of medical negligence at Chadwick Lawrence, a department that he established in 1998.

Specialising in medical negligence, Tony is a member of The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme and an Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).  He is also a Law Society Clinical Negligence Assessor and an APIL Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist Assessor.

Tony leads a team of medical negligence lawyers who all specialise solely in Claimant medical negligence work.  He has a particular expertise in cerebral palsy and other birth related injury cases, and has an excellent record in high value and complex cases.  Tony continues to act as the Court of Protection Deputy for many of the cerebral palsy and brain damaged clients that he has represented.

Tony May

Zoe Allen

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business

Trainee Legal Executive
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Zoe joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2016 and has been undertaking work experience with the firm since 2013. Zoe is currently completing training to become a Chartered Legal Executive, following the CILEX training route to qualification.  Zoe assists the Litigation team with a variety of Commercial and General Litigation matters.

 

Your Team

With over 200 members of staff in locations across the region, nobody is better placed than Chadwick Lawrence to manage all your legal requirements. Whether your needs are Commercial or Private, we have the staff and expertise to deal with your every request.