Aarzoo Zaheer

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Huddersfield Office

Aarzoo graduated in 2021 with a law degree (LLB) and has gained experience in remortgages since that time.

Aarzoo is currently assisting with remortgages, sales and purchases whilst training to become a conveyancer.

 

Abi Capstick

Corporate and Contracts

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Abigail graduated from Northumbria University in September 2020 after completing her MLaw Degree. This degree incorporated the LPC qualification and a Master’s degree. After completing her studies, Abigail worked as a Mental Health and Court of Protection paralegal in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Abigail joined the firm in October 2021 as a paralegal.  She is currently undertaking her training contract.

Abi Capstick

Adam McKie

Employee Services, Employer Services

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office & Wakefield Office

Adam graduated in 2021 from University of Liverpool as a 1st class law graduate and is currently studying his LPC part-time at BPP University.

Adam commenced his training in the Corporate and Contracts team assisting on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters dealing with a wide range of clients ranging from individuals to large international companies.

Adam will continue his training, gaining experience in a variety of departments.

Adele Guest

Employer Services

Secretary
Based: Wakefield Office

Adele first joined Chadwick Lawrence in 1991 as a Litigation secretary based at their Dewsbury office, and has since worked in various departments and at nearly all branches of the firm.

After a 7 year break of being a full time mum, she returned to the Morley office in 2000 and qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer.  She is currently based at the Wakefield office providing secretarial and admin support to the Employment and Regulatory teams.

Adele Guest

Adele Whitehead

Employer Services

Secretary
Based: Wakefield Office

Adele returned to Chadwick Lawrence in 2005  after being a full time mum for several years.  She is currently based at the Wakefield office providing secretarial support and assistance to the Employment and Regulatory teams.

Adele Whitehead

Aisha Boakye-Sarpong

Home & Property

Trainee Real Estate Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Alex Rooney

Home & Property

Post Completion Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Alexandra Hunter

Wills & Probate

Associate
Based: Guiseley Office

Alex is a Private Client Solicitor at our Guiseley Office. Having qualified in 2016 Alex became partner at Whitaker Firth LLP, which merged with Chadwick Lawrence in summer 2019.

Alex advises on Wills and estate planning, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications and has a particular interest in helping the elderly client. In 2019 Alex completed the exams to become a fully accredited member of ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’, an organisation dedicated to providing quality legal services to older and vulnerable people.

Amanda Ambler

Home & Property

Head of Real Estate Operations
Based: Bradford Office

Amanda joined Chadwick Lawrence in December 2020 and comes into the business with over 16 years’ experience in Residential Conveyancing.

Amanda acts for our Premier Service Clients alongside handling Real Estate business development and looking at the operational side of the department in terms of systems and processes. 

Amanda is able to handle all work types. 

Amanda Ambler

Amanda-Jayne Nodder

Complete Property Solutions

Legal Executive
Based: Wakefield

Amanda-Jayne graduated from Huddersfield University in 2007 with a BA in Law and started her first legal job that year with Easthams Solicitors in Blackpool.  She started in conveyancing but after the 2008 housing market downfall, moved departments and joined the personal injury team. Since then, Amanda-Jayne has spent all her time doing personal injury claims of all varieties, litigation and more recently housing disrepair claims.

Amanda-Jayne qualified as a Fellow of CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) in December in 2012.

She joined Chadwick Lawrence to go back into property and take on new challenges.

Amin El-Hassan

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Amin joins our Leeds Real Estate Team as a Real Estate Assistant, having attained previous experience dealing with pre and post completion work at Knight Richardson.

Amin speaks English, Arabic and Spanish.

 

Andrea Payne

Complete Property Solutions

Head of Newbuild Sales
Based: Wakefield Office

Having joined the firm in 2008 following the merger with Lister Croft, Andrea manages the specialist Plot Sales Team acting for developers large and small. Having a wealth of experience and a background in residential conveyancing, she chose to specialize in development work and is an expert in her field.

“I enjoy the challenge of reaching the targets set by my developer clients and pride myself on building and maintaining long standing relationships with them.”

In her spare time and to relax Andrea enjoys the simple things in life, to her there is nothing better than a drive to the coast with a walk on the beach followed by fish and chips and an ice cream by the sea. She also enjoys Yoga.

Andrea Payne

Andrew Dickinson

Complete Property Solutions, Dispute Resolution, Residential Property Disputes

Associate
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Andrew completed his LLP studies at Newcastle University in 2011 and went on to complete the LPC at York in 2013. Since this date Andrew has worked in a series of top 100 law firms based across Yorkshire before joining Chadwick Lawrence in 2021. During this time Andrew has built an extensive knowledge of civil litigation and dispute resolution, focusing primarily on residential and commercial property disputes, as well as commercial contract disputes.

Andrew Dickinson

Angela Tebay

Wills & Probate

Secretary
Based: Horbury Office

Angela Thorp

Family Law, Wills & Probate

Solicitor
Based: Halifax Office

Angela has a wealth of experience in all areas of family law including divorce, financial settlements, arrangements for children and cohabitee disputes. In respect of the financial aspects of separation, Angela deals with a wide variety of matters from those with limited assets to other complex and high value cases.

Angela is a member of Resolution and adopts their conciliatory approach which she believes works towards a more productive outcome for people experiencing a relationship breakdown, particularly where children are involved. However, where this approach is not possible, Angela does not shy away from the more robust settlement of matters. Her strength lies in her down to earth approach to matters which helps to put clients at ease at what is often a difficult times in their lives.

Angela Thorp

Anne-Marie Garnett

Home & Property

Trainee Team Leader
Based: Huddersfield Office

Anu Simkhada-Best

Wills & Probate

Solicitor
Based: Guiseley Office

Anu Simkhada-Best

Ashley Ingham

Personal Injury

New Case Referral Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Ashley is the first point of contact for potential new clients who have suffered injury.   She take initial details of their accidents, discussing the clients funding options with them. Such as conditional fee agreements (no win no fee agreements) and after the event insurance cover before referring matters on to other members of the team to risk assess the prospects of success for the case.

Ashley has responsibility for sending out the initial paperwork to the client for signature and explaining the basis of the Conditional Fee Agreement once they have had the opportunity of reading the paperwork.

Ashley Ingham

Asma Iqbal

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Media Law and Reputation, Defamation and Reputation

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre & Bradford 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

Ben Hess

Home & Property

Re-mortgage Case Handler
Based: Wakefield Office

Ben began studying for his LLB while serving as a Naval Airman in the Royal Navy before eventually leaving to complete his degree. Ben joined Chadwick Lawrence in February 2023 as part of the Post completion team and has since joined the Remortgage Team as a Case Handler.

Ben Hess

Bethan Brooke

Employer Services, Employee Services

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre Office & Wakefield Office

Bethan is a paralegal in the Employment Law Department and is based in Wakefield and Leeds.  She assists the team in providing employment litigation support for both individuals and businesses and providing advice under the Box HR scheme.

Bethan studied her law degree at Newcastle University and is studying her LPC at the University of Law full time whilst previously working part time.

Bethan Brooke

Beverley Murgatroyd

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Horbury Office

Beverley is based at the Horbury 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.

Beverley has no formal qualifications but has worked in conveyancing for over 33 years, 20 of which as a conveyancer and deals with every type of transaction.

Bhavna Patel

Home & Property

Partner & Real Estate Manager
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 is a Partner and Solicitor, qualifying  in 2004.  She specialises in all aspects of conveyancing, managing our Morley office and a team of 8.  She is supervised by the Partner in Charge, Sarah Haller.

Bhavna Patel

Brook Little

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Complete Property Solutions, Residential Property Disputes

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Brook graduated from The University of Law in November 2022 after completing her LLB Law degree. She joined the firm in June 2022 as a paralegal in our Litigation team in the Leeds office and is currently undertaking a training contract  where she will gain extensive experience and further her legal development.

Brook Little

Bryony MacFarland

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Bryony graduated from the University of Hull (Law LLB Hons) and has worked in all areas of Residential Conveyancing for the last 8 years. She has experience with Freehold/Leasehold properties, Help to Buy/Right to Buy, New build, Remortgage, Declaration of Trust, Transfer of Equity.

Carol Gledhill

Employer Services

PA to Senior Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Carol has worked in the Employment Department since 2004 and has worked as an assistant to Paul Campbell since 2005. She completed the Level 3 CIPD HR Administration qualification in 2008 and the Level 3 ABC Counselling Skills qualification in 2022.  She is currently working towards her Level 4 qualification in Counselling.  Carol has a special interest in mental health and wellbeing.

Carol Gledhill

Caroline Taylor

Home & Property

Re-mortgage Case Handler
Based: Wakefield Office

Catherine Dews

Family Law

Consultant
Based: Morley Office

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 now works as a Consultant for Chadwick Lawrence.

Catherine Dews

Catherine Milnes

Employer Services

HR Manager
Based: Huddersfield Office

Providing efficient and effective administrative support, ensuring that service users are provided with key information on HR processes and procedures and the efficient processing of employment contracts, documentation and offer letters.  Cath is also responsible for the company’s recruitment and selection programme and supports the day to day supervision of the HR Administrator. Cath also assists the Head of HR with HR related project work.

Cath is now supporting her work experience with studies towards a CIPD qualification which will allow her the opportunity to grow in her contribution and develop her career in the Firm for another 20 years.

Catherine Milnes

Charlene Corkett

Complete Property Solutions

Conveyancer - Newbuild Sales
Based: Wakefield Office

Charlene joined the firm’s residential conveyancing Department in 2018 but more recently has undertaken a role within the Plot Sales Team; she has a variety of experience in the conveyancing field and registered as a Technician with the CLC in 2019.

In her spare time, she has two children keeping her very busy and is currently studying Level Two in British Sign Language.

Charlene Corkett

Charlotte Adey

Employer Services

HR Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Charlotte assists in the administration for the HR team including the entering of information on to the HR software package, preparation of staff contracts, documentation and letters, preparation of induction paperwork for new starters and the setup and preparation for interviews.

Being kept busy – the days fly by in HR!  Charlotte has regular contact with staff across all departments which has broadened her exposure to areas of the business that she wouldn’t have otherwise had contact with.  As Charlotte is beginning her career in HR, she is learning something new every day.

Charlotte has performed at the London Palladium as part of a street dance group called Steel Statistix.  An unforgettable experience – she was petrified!

Charlotte Adey

Cheryl Largue

Complete Property Solutions

Partner
Based: Wakefield Office

Having graduated with an LLB (Hons) in European Legal Studies, Cheryl joined the firm in 1999 as a Trainee Solicitor, becoming a Partner in 2007 and now heads the Property team. Cheryl enjoys a vast array of transactional work, acting for a wide variety of clients.

Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys music, reading, cooking and spending time with her young family. She also enjoys letting off steam at kickboxing.

Cheryl Largue

Chiara Rathmell

Wills & Probate

Probate Assistant
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Chiara joins Chadwick Lawrence as a Probate Assistant where she assists fee earners with Probate, Wills, LPA’s and Trusts.

Chiara has gained previous experience in a criminal law firm, as well as within probate and family law.

Chiara most previously worked as a senior customer service executive for one of the UK’s largest e-commerce businesses.

 

Christian Liceralde

Corporate and Contracts

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Christian studied LLB Law with Finance at Leeds Beckett University, graduating in 2020, before further studying the LLM LPC at Leeds Beckett University, graduating in 2023.

During his studies, Christian commenced his legal career starting in Property and Conveyancing in a local firm, before joining Chadwick Lawrence’s Corporate and Commercial Department in Leeds as their administrator in January 2023. After assisting the team and providing support in their Corporate and Commercial matters, Christian has progressed and taken on the role of Paralegal in February 2024.

Outside of the office, Christian loves rock-climbing and participating in regional competitions, playing and keeping up with chess in his spare time, and regularly follows the NBA.

Codie Roper

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Codie is based at our Bradford Office where she will be assisting conveyancing fee earners.

Dan Bell

Information Technology

Head of IT
Based: Wakefield Office

Dan graduated in 2007 with a degree in Computer Science and then went on to complete a Masters in Project Management.

Dan joined the firm in 2012 having spent time previously working for a legal technology software house.  Dan performs the role of Head of IT.   He oversees IT in both operational and strategical capacities.  He brings over 15 years’ experience in leadership, technology and project management.

His main focus is enabling and leveraging technology to enhance the first rate service the firm delivers.  Digital transformation is at the heart of what he does with some notable achievements during this period.

Dan Bell

Dan Hirst

Complete Property Solutions, Acclaim, Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Residential Property Disputes

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Dan qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and is a Partner 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: Huddersfield 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

Conveyancer
Based: Huddersfield Office

Deon is based at the Huddersfield Office as a conveyancer in the Real Estate Team, mainly dealing with sales and remortgages.

She has worked at Chadwick Lawrence since August 2010 and is a qualified Licensed Conveyancer.

She is supervised by her Team Leader Lashana Henderson.

Diane Bootland

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Guiseley Office

Diane has over 30 years of conveyancing experience.  She deals with all types of sale and purchase transactions including leasehold and shared ownership and is based at our Guiseley office.

Elaine North

Complete Property Solutions

Senior Assistant - Newbuild Sales
Based: Wakefield Office

Elaine works in our New Build Sales team, based at the Wakefield Office.

Elaine North

Eleanor Wilson

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Eleanor joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2013 with over 20 years’ experience in Residential Conveyancing.

Eleanor deals with all aspects of Property Law and joined the firm as an experienced conveyancing assistant and is currently undertaking her CLC studies to become a Licenced Conveyancer.

 

Eleanor Wilson

Ella McMaster

Acclaim

Trainee Recoveries Executive
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Ella joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2023 as a trainee recoveries executive within the Acclaim Credit Management and Debt Recovery team based at the Leeds City Centre Office.

 

Ella McMaster

Ellie Hirst

Wills & Probate

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Ellie is a Solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence, currently specialising in Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate. Ellie was delighted to join the firm in May 2019 as a Paralegal; having already gained prior experience working in Private Client. Ellie started her Training Contract with the firm in April 2020 and qualified as a Solicitor in October 2021. From January 2021, Ellie is assisting in the Family Department to broaden her experience in other aspects of legal practice.
Ellie first discovered her keen interest in Private Client law whilst studying at the University of Huddersfield, where she gained a first-class honours degree and was awarded with an accolade for achieving the highest marks in Land Law.

Ellie’s time at the University of Huddersfield was followed by achieving a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, where she also achieved a distinction in her master’s degree whilst working at a local law firm full time.

Ellie is a student member of ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’, an institution which supports those that are older and vulnerable. This institution also provides training and Ellie enjoys expanding on her knowledge through their materials. Ellie is also a committee member of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Law Society. To relax and unwind, Ellie enjoys supporting Huddersfield town as a season ticket holder.

Ellie Hirst

Elliot Rowley

Personal Injury

Paralegal
Based: Huddersfield Office

Elliot is a Trainee Legal Executive in the Personal Injury Department and is presently undertaking the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification.

Elliot has been a first point of contact for new clients for some time when taking initial details of their accidents, to discussing the clients’ funding options such as conditional fee agreements (no win no fee agreements) and after the event insurance cover.

Elliot has assisted Howard Willis in the preparation of all aspects of on going Personal injury cases up to Trial, including preparation of the initial Claims Notification Form, drafting and preparing witness statements and Instructions to Counsel.

He is now undertaking his own caseload of personal injury cases under the supervision of the Partner in Charge of the Personal Injury Department, Howard Willis.

Emily Allen

Complete Property Solutions

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Emily left sixth form in May 2021 after completing her A-Levels in Sociology, Geography and Ethics, Philosophy and Religion. After leaving college, she went on to work part-time for Charbonnel and Walker in Leeds City Centre.

Emily joined the firm in March 2022 as a trainee paralegal in our Commercial property team in the Leeds City Centre office and will go on to start her studies for her qualifications in September to hopefully become a Solicitor.

Emily Allen

Emily Bird

Family Law

Legal Executive
Based: Morley Office

Emily qualified as a Legal Executive in 2001, becoming a Fellow in 2005. As such, she has a wide range of expertise in all areas of family law but has a particular focus on divorce and financial matters, cohabitee disputes and pre and post-nuptial agreements. Emily undertakes a varied caseload, representing clients in mid to high net worth cases, as well as those where the assets are more limited.

Emily also has a busy practice in private law children work representing parents in proceedings ranging from contact disputes to more difficult and complex cases where allegations of sexual, emotional and physical abuse have been made.

Emily recognises that clients are often at their most vulnerable when seeking her advice following the breakdown of a relationship and is sensitive to their needs but she also has a practical and down to earth approach and believes in providing pragmatic and realistic advice from the outset. Particularly where children are involved, Emily recognises the need to take a more conciliatory approach but can be a tenacious advocate when needed.

Emily Bird

Emma Burnham

Home & Property

Re-mortgage Case Handler
Based: Wakefield Office

Emma joined the Home & Property team in Wakefield in 2023 as a re-mortgage case handler, having previously gained 8 years experience as a conveyancing paralegal.

Emma Burnham

Enya Robinson

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Bradford

Enya is currently training to become a Real Estate Assistant within our Home and Property Department.

She is based at our Bradford Office where she aims to continue her development.

 

 

Erika Boulton

Family Law, Wills & Probate

Trainee Paralegal
Based: Huddersfield Office

Erika joined Chadwick Lawrence in October 2019 in the New Business Team.

She is now based in the Wills and Probate Team at our Huddersfield Office, as a Trainee Paralegal.

Fazila Hussain

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Fazila graduated with a law degree, before completing the Legal Practice Course. Fazila has been in conveyancing since 2018 as her passion has always been property law. She is now training and working towards further qualifications such as the CLC.

Francesca Carter

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Francesca is a trainee conveyancer have graduated the START Real Estate Academy in July 2022.

She assists clients in selling and purchasing residential properties in the Real Estate Team and is based at the Bradford Office.

Gaia Hinchliffe

Corporate and Contracts

Trainee Legal Executive
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Grace Acton

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Grace recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a Law (LLB) degree.  She currently works as a trainee conveyancer in our Real Estate Team and is based at our Wakefield branch.

Grace Armstrong

Court of Protection

Associate
Based: Guiseley Office

Grace qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 following completion of the LLB and LPC and she moved to Chadwick Lawrence in 2023.

Grace specialises in assisting clients and their families with the management of personal injury settlement awards either through the appointment of a Professional Deputy or via the execution of a Personal Injury Trust.

Grace also assists family members who wish to take on the role of Deputy for their loves ones who have lost financial capacity.

Gypsy Goldthorpe

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Gypsy joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2023 with 10 years of experience in Residential Conveyancing, starting as an office junior and working her way up. Gypsy deals with all aspects of the conveyancing process and has experience in Freehold, Leasehold, Right to Buy, and Unregistered properties.

Harveer Singh

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Bradford Office

After graduating Huddersfield University with an LLB (hons) in 2022, Harveer joined our Huddersfield branch as a New Business Assistant and has recently relocated to our Bradford office to take up the position of Real Estate Assistant.

Heather Firth

Personal Injury

Secretary
Based: Huddersfield Office

Heather has over 30 years experience working in a legal environment in particular in the personal injury sector and has a considerable working knowledge of complex, high value claims, spinal injury, brain injury and all types of catastrophic injury claims.  She has experience in many other areas including accidents at work, occupiers liability claims, road traffic accidents, slipping and tripping and product liability claims.

Heather has also assisted on fatal accident claims including work on inquests following fatal accidents.

She prides herself on her professional approach – clients expect and deserve nothing less.  Where she can really go over and above however is her attention to detail which is paramount in maximising the chances of a successful personal injury claim – you just cannot afford to slip up when representing a client.

Heather is also experienced in licensing matters including applications for premises licences, variations, transfers, applications for club premises certificates and revocation applications.

 

Heather Firth

Heather Sayers

Home & Property

New Business Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Howard Dapin

Wills & Probate

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Howard is the Head of Chadwick Lawrence’s Wills & Probate Team and has over 34 years’ experience in private client work, specialising in Wills and Probate work as well as Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and Trusts. Howard has been working in this area since he qualified in 1984 and has helped thousands of families and individuals. He has a particular interest and expertise in assisting small family businesses when they are devastated by a sudden death.

Howard is a proud member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners- STEP, an organisation which he has been involved with since it was first formed.

He admits to being a Trekkie and has published  several histories on the subject of 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 and is a specialist in Personal Injury, Inquests and Licensing matters.

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 also specialises in handling Inquests and acts for a large organisation preparing them for and representing them at Inquests across the country in particularly complex matters where there has been a death in custody.

Howards’s Licensing Law expertise is also well renowned. He acts for businesses of all sizes but recently concluded a complex licensing application on behalf of an internationally renowned sports stadium complex.

Howard relaxes by keeping fit walking in the countryside, cycling playing racquet ball and running coupled with his infectious appetite to travel in this country and abroad when time permits. He also loves music and has a number of eclectic play lists to keep him entertained.

Howard Willis

Hugh Mulley

Corporate and Contracts

Solicitor

Jack Oldroyd

Employer Services, Employee Services

Partner
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

Jackie Rushforth

Home & Property

Post Completion Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Jackie is a post completion assistant based at our Wakefield branch.

Jacqueline Vance

Medical Negligence

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Jacqueline has specialised solely in Claimant Medical Negligence claims at Chadwick Lawrence since 2002 after qualifying as a solicitor following her previous training and career as a qualified nurse in Glasgow and London.   She finds the additional medical knowledge and previous experience of working in the NHS and private health sectors particularly useful in this specialist field.

Jacqueline has been mentioned as a recommended Claimant Clinical Negligence lawyer in Legal 500 for several consecutive years including 2024. She was described in Legal 500 2018 and 2019 as a ‘highly competent Associate’ and ‘key name to note’ in the ‘terrific clinical negligence practice at Chadwick Lawrence’  Since 2002, she has dealt with many types of medical negligence claims, specialising in serious and catastrophic injuries, including: adult and child brain injuries; birth injuries including hypoxic ischaemic brain injury and cerebral palsy; spinal injuries including cauda equina syndrome with permanent faecal and urinary incontinence, disability and foot drop; limb amputations; compartment syndrome; bowel injuries involving permanent stomas; bladder injuries needing supra pubic catheter or ileal conduit; loss of kidney function; respiratory and cardiology damage; surgical injuries; orthopaedic injuries and delays in diagnosis and treatment of conditions including cancers.

Comments from clients include ‘She put me at great ease, was … supportive, very thorough and left no stone unturned’ and was a ‘really great solicitor, really easy to talk to and explains everything in an easy to understand way’ and provided ‘an excellent service.”

Jacqueline Vance

Jaidan Avison

Home & Property

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Morley Office

Jaidan is a trainee solicitor, who joined the firm in 2021 and is based at the Morley branch.

Jaidan completed her Law degree in 2020 and in 2021, completed her masters in law (LLM) and the Legal practice Course (LPC).

In her free time, Jaidan enjoys sport and has recently completed the Leeds 10K.

 

Jake Bedford

Complete Property Solutions

Trainee Solicitor
Based: Wakefield Office

Jake completed his degree at the University of Chester before joining the team in 2021 and is currently studying his LPC part-time at the University of Law.

Jake commenced his training in the Employment team and is due to start his training contract in 2023 where he will gain further experience in a variety of departments.

In Jake’s spare team he enjoys running and has recently completed the Leeds 10k.

Jake Bedford

James Froggett

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

James graduated from the Sheffield Hallam University (Law LLB Hons) and the University of Sheffield (LPC) and has worked in residential conveyancing for the  last 10 years.   He has experience with freehold and leasehold properties, help to buy/right to buy, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Jamie Howard

Acclaim

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre

Jamie is currently studying for a law degree at Leeds University whilst working with our Acclaim team and is based at the Leeds Office.

Jayne Doyle

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Jennifer Thompson

Home & Property

New Business Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Jen has nearly 2 years experience in a new business role and joins our Wakefield Team as a New Business Assistant.

Jess Cooper

Home & Property

Conveyancer & Team Leader
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Jess joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2015.  She began her career as a real estate assistant, and has trained to become a Conveyancer.  She deals with residential sales and purchases of both registered and unregistered property.

Jess has completed her studies to become a paralegal.  She is further undertaking studies to become a CILEX lawyer.

Jess Cooper

Jessica Brennan

Regulatory, Road Traffic Motoring Law

Trainee Paralegal
Based: Halifax

Jess is a Trainee Paralegal in the Crime and Regulatory team based at the Halifax Office.

She graduated Exeter University in 2022 with LLB in Law with European Study and is proficient in Spanish.

Jess is currently studying the Bar Practice Course and the University of Law, Leeds.

She also works as a Police Custody Visitor for the West Yorkshire area.

Joanne Jones

Family Law

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Joanne has worked in family law exclusively since qualifying in 2006. An Associate, based at our Huddersfield office, Joanne deals with the full range of family law issues including relationship breakdowns of both married and unmarried couples and disputes in relation to children.

Joanne’s particular interest and specialism is in the financial consequences of divorce, in respect of which Joanne adopts a detailed but pragmatic approach. Her clients welcome the empathy, support and common sense approach that Joanne offers alongside high quality legal advice.

Joanne prides herself on listening carefully to what her clients actually want and will consider with her clients the most appropriate and cost-effective way of achieving their objectives, which may require robust representation in court proceedings.

Joanne is a member of Resolution.

Joanne Jones

Jodie Anderson

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Bradford Office

Jodie Ingle

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Jodie works in the Real Estate Team as an Assistant and is based at the Huddersfield Office.

Jonathan Moore

Complete Property Solutions

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Jonathan is an experienced commercial property solicitor with over 25 years practicing experience, having worked at international, national and regional law firms.

Jonathan works with landowners, developers, local authorities, corporate occupiers and investors providing a pragmatic and no-nonsense approach that is aligned with the interests of the client.

In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys walking with his family in the Scottish Highlands and cycling (especially in Italy!) and has been involved in conditioning and movement coaching for a variety of sports teams, including most recently the GB u20s Ultimate Frisbee squad.

Jonathan Moore

Jordan Rushforth

Employer Services

HR Administrator
Based: Wakefield

Jordan joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2023.  He works in our Wakefield Office as a HR Administrator.

Jordan Rushforth

Joshua Smith

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Media Law and Reputation, Defamation and Reputation

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Josh is a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence LLP specialising in commercial and civil dispute resolution- he is also joint Head of the Media Law team.

Josh’s practice focuses on commercial and civil dispute resolution and media law. He has vast commercial and civil litigation experience having acted in numerous types of cases often with complex expert issues in dispute. His media law practice has included acting for both companies and individuals in claims for defamation, harassment, privacy and other related actions. He is known for getting to the heart of a dispute quickly to provide effective solutions for clients.

Josh’s approach to legal practice is to avoid formal legal proceedings where possible, but if they prove necessary, to vigorously pursue them with the aim of achieving a desired settlement for clients. Whilst this isn’t always possible, he has significant experience in dealing with matters to trial including into appeal and enforcement stages. He has experience of the full range of alternative dispute resolution methods.

Josh is well known for his robust style and outcome-focused approach to litigation. The service offered to his clients is second to none and clients say this is what sets him apart from others in the legal world. Clients need to remain informed throughout their case in a way that can be easily understood; this is something Josh strives to achieve in every matter on which he works.

Joshua Smith

Julia Wilding

Wills & Probate

Associate
Based: Horbury Office

Julia has over 20 years experience in private client work, having qualified as a solicitor in 1997.  Julia was previously a partner at Dixon Coles & Gill Solicitors in Wakefield before joining Chadwick Lawrence in 2016.

Julia now specialises in Wills, probate and trust work.  She is also skilled in dealing with Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection. She covers the Wakefield area for the department, being based at the Horbury office, but dividing her time between Horbury and the Paragon Point office in Wakefield.

An important part of Julia’s work is her practice as a Notary Public. Julia has been a qualified Notary since 2007 and she continues to build her notarial practice at Chadwick Lawrence.

Julie Horton

Home & Property

Post Completion Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Julie is a post completion assistant and is based at the Huddersfield Office.

Justine Joyce

Wills & Probate

Probate Assistant
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Justine is in her 10th year at Chadwick Lawrence, working closely throughout this time with the Head of the Department Howard Dapin.  She assists the fee earners at the Leeds office with all aspects of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, Court of Protection and Trust work and is dedicated to the team.

Out of work Justine has a love for musical theatre.

Justine Joyce

Karen Jackson

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Morley Office

Karen is based at the Morley office and joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2017.  Karen came to the business with over 6 years’ experience working in property law.

When not working, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Karen Motley

Medical Negligence, Court of Protection

Paralegal
Based: Huddersfield Office

Karen originally joined the team in 2000 and after having a break to bring up her children, she now primarily assists Tony May with Deputyship and Court of Protection work, also providing assistance with claimant medical negligence cases.

Karen Motley

Kath Birch

Home & Property

Post Completion Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Kath is a post completion assistant and is based at the Wakefield Office.

Katherine Booth

Wills & Probate

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Katherine is a private client solicitor based in the Wills and Probate department at the Leeds office.   She qualified in 2016 and specialises in Wills, powers of attorney and probate matters.  Katherine has worked in Wills and probate for 6 years.

Katherine is an accredited Lifetime Lawyer and is a dementia friend.

 

Kathryn Hunt

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Complete Property Solutions, Residential Property Disputes

Associate
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Kathryn is a solicitor and advises clients in relation to disputed property matters. She prides herself on her attention to detail and provides a reliable and personable service to her clients.

Kathryn Hunt

Katie Solano

Complete Property Solutions

Solicitor
Based: Halifax Office

Katie Solano

Katy Amos

Home & Property

Trainee Real Estate Assistant
Based: Bradford Office

Katy Marshall

Home & Property

PA to Head of Real Estate Operations
Based: Huddersfield Office

Katy joined Chadwick Lawrence in January 2019 and comes into the business with over 15 years experience in Real Estate. She started working for the Head of Real Estate Operations in 2022 as her PA to assist with projects, operations and developments.

Katy works from our Huddersfield office but enjoys visiting our other offices to integrate with the team.

 

Katy Mullarkey

Acclaim

Recoveries Executive
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Kaye Willis

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Complete Property Solutions, Residential Property Disputes

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre

Kaye has extensive experience having spent 14 years at Commercial Law firms in Leeds and Wakefield before joining Chadwick Lawrence as a Partner in 2022. Acting on behalf of claimants and defendants in a variety of commercial and general litigation matters, Kaye has a varied caseload – including property litigation, professional negligence and commercial contract disputes.

 

Kaye Willis

Kayleigh Needham

Home & Property

Associate & Licensed Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Kayleigh has been with Chadwick Lawrence since 2013 and has over 20 years experience in residential conveyancing.  Kayleigh is the department Training and Development Coach and Re-mortgage Team Leader.

 

Kayleigh Needham

Keelie Fudge

Wills & Probate

Probate Executive
Based: Horbury and Wakefield Offices

Keelie has specialised in private client work for over 4 years, having previously worked as a paralegal at another Wakefield Solicitors’ firm since 2017 before joining Chadwick Lawrence in 2021. Keelie qualified as a level 3 paralegal in 2019, focusing on wills and succession law and probate practice.

Keelie specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, applications to the Court of Protection, probate and trust work. She covers the Wakefield area for the department and is based between the Horbury and Wakefield offices.

Keelie Fudge

Kiona Raymond

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Kirstin Macdonald

Home & Property

Associate & Team Leader
Based: Wakefield Office

Kirstin qualified as a Solicitor in 2006  specialising in residential and agricultural property law, wills, trusts, estates and probate law until joining the Real Estate team at Chadwick Lawrence in 2015.

Kirstin is based at our Morley office in Leeds and deals with all aspects of conveyancing.

Kirstin Macdonald

Kitty Toor

Home & Property

Associate
Based: Morley Office

Kyra Atkinson

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Kyra is currently training as a conveyancer in the Real Estate Department based at the Wakefield branch.

 

Kyrran Dearnley-Porter

Corporate and Contracts

Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Kyrran studied his LLB at The University of Law in Leeds, graduating in 2018.

Following his studies, Kyrran lived in and travelled Australia for three years before returning home in late 2021. He joined Chadwick Lawrence as a Paralegal in the Corporate and Commercial Department in Summer 2022, at our Dock Street Office.

Kyrran Dearnley-Porter

Lashana Henderson

Home & Property

Associate
Based: Huddersfield Office

Lashana is a Legal Executive (CILEX) and works in the Real Estate Department at our Huddersfield Office as a conveyancer.  She mainly deals with transfers of equity, re-mortgages, sale and purchase transactions.

She is an all round Conveyancer with over 10 years’ experience.

Lashana Henderson

Lauren Cowgill

Home & Property

Senior Real Estate Assistant
Based: Guiseley Office

Lauren started her career in the legal sector in 2015 at a local law firm where she completed an apprenticeship in Business Administration, progressing to the role of Legal Secretary.

In 2017 she joined Chadwick Lawrence where she undertook the role of Trainee Real Estate Assistant in the Real Estate Department.

Lauren has since become a Real Estate Assistant and has subsequently taken on more responsibility in dealing with residential conveyancing administration, with an ambition of progressing to become a Fee Earner.

Leanne Franks

Corporate and Contracts

Partner
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.

Leanne Franks

Lisa Bailey

Employer Services

Head of HR
Based: Huddersfield

Generalist HR with experience in operational and strategic HR.  Responsible for driving the development of strategic and organisation priorities and processes incorporating learning and development initiatives, people management, staff engagement, health and wellbeing and the company’s change programme.

Lisa firmly believes that the success of a business is down to its staff. Working with the Firm in the design and implementation of processes, practices and policies that support the business need but encourage the development, motivation and engagement of staff.

Lisa has recently completed the Couch to 5k running app and has completed her first 10k run.  Having developed a love of running, her motto is “if I can do it, anyone can!”

Lisa Bailey

Lisa Lowe

Wills & Probate

Assistant
Based: Huddersfield

Lisa Simpson

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Lisa is an assistant in the Real Estate Team and is based at the Huddersfield Office.

Lucy Woods

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Lucy has worked in Residential Conveyancing since 2014 and is now a Trainee Conveyancer at the Wakefield Office.

Lucy studied Law at the University of Gloucestershire and is currently completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Leeds.

She is supervised by her Team Leader Natalie Glover.

Lucy Woods

Lydia Jeffels

Dispute Resolution, Corporate Recovery & Insolvency

Trainee Paralegal
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Lydia joined the Dispute Resolution department as a trainee paralegal after leaving college in summer 2023.  She will be studying CILEX and looks forward to gaining hands on experience in conjunction with her continued learning.

 

 

Lydia Jeffels

Lynda Brown

Employer Services

HR Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Lynda has been working at Chadwick Lawrence for 4½ years, having previously worked as a medical secretary and manager in the NHS.

She assists in the administration for the HR Team, including entering information onto the HR software package, preparation of staff contracts, documentation and letters and preparation of induction paperwork for new starters.  Lynda has built up good contacts with staff across all departments within the firm.

Lynda also provides HR administration to other companies who have signed up for BoxHR support. Individual, tailored support packages are developed by the HR Team to meet the requirements of each client.

Lynda Harland

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Leeds Office

Lynda joined Chadwick Lawrence in April 2021 and has nearly 30 years experience in conveyancing during which time she has dealt with every type of transaction but over recent years she has specialised in sales.

Lynda is based at the Leeds Office.

Lynda Harland

Manjeet Kaur-Patel

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Guiseley Office

Manjeet is a conveyancing assistant who assists fee earners with all aspects of the conveyancing process.  Manjeet has a great deal of experience in business administration and customer service and has co managed a property renovations business for the past 13 years.

Martin Vesely

Complete Property Solutions, Wills & Probate

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

Matt Perry

Acclaim

Associate & Recoveries Manager
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Matt is a debt recovery manager with a demonstrated history of working in the legal industry with over 15 years experience of Legal Recoveries. Before joining Chadwick Lawrence in 2018, Matt successfully managed a high-profile debt recovery department for a firm of Solicitors. Matt now leads the debt recovery within Chadwick Lawrence, through its specialist department, Acclaim Credit Management & Recovery.

Matt’s strengths lie within County Court and High Court money claims, Enforcement, and Insolvency proceedings. He is ambitious and strives for success and is renowned for keeping calm under pressure.

Outside of his role in law, Matt sits on a Governing committee for a local Primary School where he is the designated SEND Governor for the School, championing the issue of special educational needs and disability within the work of the Governing board as well as overseeing the school’s arrangements and provisions for meeting special educational needs.

Matt also sits on a local College Governing committee dealing with further and higher education complaints handling.

Matt also volunteers at his local Sea Cadet unit as a sergeant in the Royal Marines detachment, where he supports local young people (cadets), teaching various activities from water sport to adventure training and exercises and skills that are undertaken by Royal Marines, helping the cadets flourish into confident and capable young adults.

Matt Perry

Megan Clarke

Home & Property

New Business Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Megan is based at our Wakefield Office as a new business assistant and has many years’ experience dealing with a variety of conveyancing matters.

Megan Lawson

Home & Property

Conveyancing Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Megan has recently graduated from University with a law with criminology degree.  She is based at our Wakefield Office where she is a conveyancing assistant.

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 has been recommended for several consecutive years in Legal 500 and has been praised as having an exceptional ability to spot a winning case.

Michael Davis

Home & Property

Post Completion Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Michael is a post completion assistant in the Real Estate Team and is based at the Huddersfield Office.

Michelle Myers

Home & Property

Associate & Real Estate Manager
Based: Guiseley 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 deals with all types of conveyancing, with 18 years experience as a conveyancer.  She is a Team Leader at our Guiseley Branch, supervising 10 staff.  She is able to handle all work types and is supervised by the Partner in Charge of the Department Sarah Haller.

Michelle Myers

Nafeesa Javed

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Nafeesa is a fee earner in our Bradford Office.  She graduated from the University of Law after completing her LPC/LLM Degree.  This degree incorporated the LPC qualification and a Master’s degree.  Nafeesa has 4 years’ experience in residential conveyancing and deals with all aspects of the conveyancing process and has experience in freehold and leasehold properties.

 

 

Natalie Glover

Home & Property

Associate & Real Estate Manager
Based: Wakefield Office

Although Natalie has no formal qualifications she is qualified by experience and heads a team of 10.  She has 14 years experience as a Conveyancer, completing her Foundation Degree in Law in 2012.  She is supervised by the Partner in Charge Sarah Haller.

Natalie Glover

Neil Wilson

Practice Management, Sports Law, Employer Services, Employee Services

Managing Partner of the Year 2016/17
Based: Guiseley and Bradford Offices

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 and highly commended in the same category at the Modern Law Awards in 2018. 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 is also a Mental Health First Aider.

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 is keen to embrace new technology and thrives in a paperlite environment helping him to have no fixed office base and as such he works from all of our offices across West Yorkshire.

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

Nichola Nicholl

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Nichola is a trainee conveyancer within the Real Estate Team and is based at the Bradford Office.

Nicholas Worsnop

Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Litigation in Business, Corporate and Contracts

Partner
Based: Halifax Office

Nicholas is a partner, the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and registered as the Data Protection Officer.

Nicholas is part of the Corporate and Commercial team specialising in intellectual property, data protection, and commercial terms and trading agreements.

Nicholas’s intellectual property work includes dealing with and advising upon infringement of IP, as well as protecting business’ IP and goodwill. The data protection guidance and assistance for businesses includes audits, reviewing processes, drafting policies and assisting with data subject requests and breaches.

Nicholas is the secretary of the Community Foundation for Calderdale, a director of the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry and the Halifax 900 Trust. He is also the chair and founder of the business networking organisation Business for Calderdale.

Nicholas Worsnop

Nicola Farnsworth

Home & Property

New Business Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Nicola joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2014 and has worked in many different departments across the firm.  In 2016 Nicola joined the New Business Team in the Real Estate Department as a New Business Assistant and is now providing support to the team.

Nils O’Donoghue

Sports Law, Regulatory, Road Traffic Motoring Law

Partner
Based: Huddersfield Office

Nils joined Chadwick Lawrence in May 2011, becoming an Associate with the firm in October 2015 and a Partner in October 2017. Nils has 9 years PQE experience.  Nils helps businesses and individuals with their regulatory and compliance issues both on a contentious and non-contentious basis. Nils recently acted for an international sports star in relation to anti-doping matter brought by UK Anti-Doping.

Nils has a high success rate in motoring law matters and regularly acts for individuals who find themselves being prosecuted by the Police for speeding, drink driving and other various motoring law offences. Nils also advises and represents clients who wish to argue they should keep their licence because of the exceptional hardship they or their families would suffer.

Nils has a particular interest in advising sports clubs and professional sports men and women, and acts for a number of the region’s leading rugby union and rugby league clubs. Nils has experience of advising sports clubs in high profile dismissals of both players and coaching staff, as well as advising sports clubs on immigration and disciplinary matters brought by sporting governing bodies such as the Football Association, the Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union. Nils has an enviable list of sporting clients, some of which include a football league club and its manager, rugby league and union clubs, a professional netball team and players across a wide spectrum of sports.

Nils also advises individuals who are being interviewed under caution by the Police and other prosecuting bodies, and also has experience of advising both individuals and businesses who are being investigated or prosecuted by the CQC, Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs, The Health and Safety Executive, as well as dealing with matters in coroners court.

Nils O’Donoghue

Oliver Newton

Dispute Resolution

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Oliver’s passion for a career in law began in 2010 after completing work experience as a 15 year old in Chadwick Lawrence’s Wakefield office.  Shortly after his 18th birthday, he started as a Legal Apprentice at a national law firm in Leeds.  He soon became a fee earner at 20 years old and for the next 8 years he handled a caseload on a range of disputes on behalf of insurer and corporate clients.  Alongside fee earning, he completed a 6-year Solicitor Apprenticeship which provided him with excellent academics to become a successful litigator.

Oliver has now come back to Chadwick Lawrence, with a wealth of experience to put to good use, in our Litigation team based in Leeds.  He qualified as a solicitor in June 2024.

Out of work, Oliver serves as an Elected Councillor for the Morley South Ward on Leeds City Council and served as the youngest Mayor of Morley during 2022/23.

Pam Massam

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Halifax Office

Pam qualified as a licensed conveyancer in 1998 and has gained experience at various law firms throughout her career.  She joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2023 where she joined the conveyancing team at the Halifax Office.

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, Client Care

Consultant
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Paul began his legal career in London becoming the Senior Litigation Partner in a Commercial Practice in the West End.  He returned to his native Yorkshire taking over the well known matrimonial firm of Dennis Lyth & Co and merged that firm with Godloves.  He became Managing Partner of Godloves which merged with Chadwick Lawrence in 2012.

He has had a great deal of experience in private client matters and also was for a number of a years a Deputy District Judge.

He also specialised in probate work at which he is particularly skilled in utilising his commercial experience to deal with complex estate matters.

Paul is now the Partner responsible for dealing with client care at Chadwick Lawrence.

Paul Carvis

Pauline Buckley

Business Development Co-Ordinator
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Peter Harling

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

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre, Wakefield & 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

Complete Property Solutions

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.

Philip Brown

Philip Manning

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Wakefield Office

Rachel Bedford

Wills & Probate

Probate Assistant
Based: Morley Office

Rachel has been a member of the Private Client Team since 2013 specialising in Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She has many years of experience working in a legal environment and is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the best service possible

Rachel is a member of the Chadwick Lawrence Dementia Forum and is integral to the projects the firm undertake to raise awareness and support those living with dementia, their families and carers.

Reanna McEvans

Home & Property

New Business Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Reanna is a New Business Assistant based at the Huddersfield Office where she assists the Team with all aspects of Real Estate.

 

Rebecca Brown

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Bradford Office

Rebecca Langley

Home & Property

Re-mortgage Case Handler
Based: Wakefield Office

Rebecca deals with all aspects of re-mortgaging, transfer of equities and equity loan repayments.

She has over 5 years’ experience which she has earned at various law firms in West Yorkshire.

Rebecca Moss

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

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

Rebecca Richter

Home & Property

Trainee Real Estate Assistant
Based: Bradford Office

Rebecca is a Trainee Assistant in the Real Estate Team.  She assists Amanda Ambler, the Real Estate Operations Manager, in all aspects of the sale and purchase process.  Rebecca joined the firm in September 2022.

Rhianne Harris

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Huddersfield Office

Rhys Dunn

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Rhys has been working in conveyancing since 2013 and qualified as a licensed conveyancer in 2016.

He deals with all aspects of the conveyancing transaction, including sale, purchase and remortgage and transfer of equity incorporating freehold, leasehold, unregistered, new build, shared ownership and staircasing transactions.

Rosalind Salkeld

Complete Property Solutions

Consultant
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Ros joined Chadwick Lawrence as a Partner in 2012 and is based at our Dock Street Office. Ros specialises in Commercial Property law and works for national and local clients in varying sectors including developers, property investors, retailers, house builders and private individuals; she also has experience working with international investors in UK property.

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; she has also acted on several large developments in the region.

In her spare time Ros enjoys spending time with her family attending rugby matches at Harrogate Rugby Club and walking her three dogs.

Rosalind Salkeld

Ruksar Kazmi

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Ruksar is a trainee conveyancer with over 4 years’ experience as a legal assistant dealing with both freehold and leasehold properties.

Ruth Nippers

Home & Property

Partner & Real Estate Manager
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Ruth is a Partner and Solicitor specialising in all aspects of Real Estate. She studied law at Sheffield Hallam University and overseas in Canada. She completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP, Leeds. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 at a local firm before moving to Chadwick Lawrence in 2017. Ruth is a Partner and Real Estate Manager at Leeds.   She manages the Real Estate teams at Wakefield and Leeds, as well as the Remortgage Team and Post Completion Team for the Department.  She is supervised by the Head of the Real Estate Team, Sarah Haller.

Ruth Nippers

Sam Pawson

Employee Services, Employer Services, Sports Law

Partner
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

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 Binns

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Sarah joined the firm in March 2022 as a trainee assistant in the Real Estate Team.

She qualified with an LLB law degree in 2019 and is looking to progress within Chadwick Lawrence.

Sarah Bontoft

Home & Property

New Business Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Sarah joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2018, originally starting as an Office Assistant.  She now works in the New Business Team as a New Business Assistant.

Sarah Dewhirst

Home & Property

Real Estate Administrative Assistant
Based: Bradford Office

Sarah is an administrative assistant in the Real Estate Team and is based at the Bradford Office.

Sarah Dewhirst

Sarah Guest

Practice Management

Strategy & Executive Operations Manager
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

In her role in the Practice Management Team Sarah works closely with Managing Partner, Neil Wilson and is responsible for implementing and managing high-level projects, linked to delivering the firm’s strategy, together with operational Board matters.

Sarah also supervises the Business Development function for Chadwick Lawrence, which is responsible for the firm’s brand management and awareness.

Sarah studied at Newcastle University and has completed the PRINCE2 Project Management qualification. She has over 10 years experience at Chadwick Lawrence.

Sarah Guest

Sarah Haller

Home & Property

Partner
Based: Huddersfield Office

Sarah is an Equity Partner at Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors and heads up the firm’s award winning and substantial residential conveyancing department, which operates from eight sites across West Yorkshire.

Sarah is also the Senior Officer in relation to Money Laundering compliance and the Senior Responsible Officer for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the Law Society’s recognised quality standard for law firms practicing residential conveyancing.

Sarah qualified as a Solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence in 2000 and is a very experienced conveyancing lawyer, now specialising in legal advice on equity release and lifetime mortgages.

She graduated from the University of Huddersfield, having both completed her LLB Business (Hons) degree and MBA at the university.

Sarah is always pleased to talk to and meet with professionals in the sector and prospective stake-holders in her drive to expand and continuously improve the conveyancing department.

Sarah Haller

Sarah Hartshorn

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Leeds City Centre

Sarah has over 10 years of experience working as a conveyancer, dealing with all areas of sale and purchase.  She has worked at various size law firms gaining invaluable experience along the way.  She joins the team at the Leeds office.

Sarah Hemmings

Corporate and Contracts

Partner
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 Hemmings

Sarah Power (née Crowther)

Family Law

Partner
Based: Huddersfield Office

Sarah is a Partner in our Family Law team and the Head of our Private Client Team which comprises Family and Wills & Probate.

Sarah’s expertise lies in her ability to get to grips quickly with complex cases, often involving medium to high value assets. Sarah has a particular focus on addressing the financial settlements of divorcing couples, particularly those involving business assets and she often represents business owners and their spouses. Sarah also has a wealth of experience in other aspects of Family Law which encompasses advising on matters relating to the arrangements for children post-separation and the rights of unmarried couples.

Sarah is a member of Resolution and is a trained Collaborative Lawyer.

Sarah Power (née Crowther)

Sarah Rounding

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

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

Sean Thornhill-Adey

Acclaim

Recoveries Executive
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Sean is part of the Acclaim Team based at our Dock Street Office in Leeds. He Joined Chadwick Lawrence in October 2017 as Office Assistant and worked hard before joining Post Completion. He then took his chance when a position became available in Acclaim. Sean graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2015 with a degree in drama, and enjoys watching football.

Sean Thornhill-Adey

Sharon Robinson

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Shirley Lifsey

Home & Property

Real Estate Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Shirley is an assistant in the Real Estate Team and is based at the Wakefield Office.

Simon Ingham

Contentious Probate, Dispute Resolution, Complete Property Solutions, Residential Property Disputes

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

Sofia Javed

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Morley Office

Sofia handles a mixed caseload of sales and purchase transactions including both leasehold and freehold matters.

She has gained extensive experience working at various law firms in Leeds, Mirfield, and Dewsbury since qualifying as a solicitor in 2005.

Outside work Sofia enjoys reading, travelling and going on nature walks with her family.

Steven Bonfield

Corporate and Contracts

Consultant
Based: Halifax Office

Steven is a Consultant 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

Complete Property Solutions

Partner
Based: Guiseley & Wakefield offices

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

Stuart has extensive experience in commercial property law, working throughout his career on all aspects of land acquisition on behalf of developers, business sales and purchases and in acting for a number of major national builders across the North of England. He has more recently specialised in residential development transactions.

When not at work, Stuart enjoys walking, cycling and running.

Stuart Murray

Sunnia Khaliq

Employer Services, Employee Services

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Sunnia is an Employment Solicitor based in our Leeds office.

Prior to joining Chadwick Lawrence in April 2023, Sunnia worked in top-tier law firms in Manchester where she completed her degree and master’s in law. She trained and qualified at a thriving high street firm in her hometown of Ipswich, before permanently moving to Yorkshire with her family.

Sunnia has an extensive legal background, dealing with an array of legal matters, and has chosen to specialise in Employment Law. She works on both contentious and non-continuous work.

Outside of work, Sunnia enjoys cooking, sports, and spending time with her Family.

Susan Bateson

Wills & Probate

Solicitor
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Susan has been advising clients in the area of private client law for over 35 years. She brings all those years of experience to help clients with Inheritance tax and care fee planning, trusts, powers of attorney and the administration of estates.

Away from the office she is a keen good weather golfer, having been a member at Scarcroft Golf Club now for nearly 30 years and otherwise enjoys spending time with her family.

Susan Bateson

Susan Preece

Court of Protection

Associate
Based: Morley Office

Susan has been with Chadwick Lawrence since 1994, passing the Ilex Certificate in Elderly Client Law and Practice in 2008 with a distinction and is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.

Susan was part of our private client team from 1994 until she joined our Court of Protection team where she specialises in Court of Protection applications and the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney across all of our offices.  Over the 30 years Susan has been a part of the firm she has helped thousands of clients achieve peace of mind that their wishes will be carried out.

As well working with clients, Susan is a dedicated Dementia Friends Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and is the chairperson of the Chadwick Lawrence Dementia Committee, maintaining our firm’s commitment to raise awareness and support those living with dementia, their families and carers.

Susan Preece

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

Suzanne Powell

Wills & Probate

Secretary
Based: Halifax Office

Tony May

Court of Protection

Partner
Based: Huddersfield

I qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 after completing a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree. A number of years later I obtained a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in Advanced Litigation. I am a Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence and Medical Law at Chadwick Lawrence LLP, a department that I established in 1998.

Specialising in Medical Negligence, I am 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). I am also a Clinical Negligence Assessor for The Law Society and an Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist Assessor for APIL.

I lead a team of Medical Negligence lawyers who all specialise solely in Claimant Medical Negligence work and I am listed in The Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers UK 2018. I have a particular expertise in Cerebral Palsy and other birth related injury cases, and have an excellent record in high value and complex cases. I continue to act as the Court of Protection Deputy for many of the Cerebral Palsy and brain damaged clients that I have represented.

Tony May

Vickie Taylor

Home & Property

Post Completion Assistant
Based: Wakefield Office

Vickie is employed as a post completion assistant having gained over 2 years’ experience at her previous law firm. She is responsible for submitting applications for registration, replying to requisitions and file closing procedures. She is currently based at our Wakefield Office.

Vicky Green

Wills & Probate

Secretary
Based: Wakefield Office

Vicky Sneddon

Home & Property

Conveyancer & Team Leader
Based: Bradford Office

Vicky has 15 years’ experience working in Conveyancing. Having started her career as a re-mortgage post completion assistant she has worked her way up to Team Leader and is the Team Leader of the Bradford office.

In her spare time, Vicky enjoys reading, socialising with friends, and travelling to at least one new place every year.

Vicky Sneddon

Will Yates

Home & Property

Post Completions Assistant
Based: Huddersfield Office

Will joined Chadwick Lawrence in July 2018 as an Office Assistant, before moving to New Business after only two weeks. Seconded to Post Completion during lockdown, Will is now based full time in the Post Completions Team in our Huddersfield office.

Will graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2017 with a degree in music technology, and enjoys playing in bands in his spare time.

Zainab Lorgat

Home & Property

Trainee Conveyancer
Based: Huddersfield Office

Zainab is a trainee fee earner who currently deals with re-mortgage cases having gained over 3 years’ experience in this area in her previous roles.

Zoe Allen

Dispute Resolution, Litigation in Business, Corporate Recovery & Insolvency

Associate
Based: Leeds City Centre Office

Zoe Allen joined Chadwick Lawrence in 2016 and  is currently completing training to become a Chartered Legal Executive, following the CILEX training route to qualification whilst assisting the team with a varied case load. Zoe assists in providing advice on all aspects of Corporate Recovery, Insolvency and Insolvency Litigation. She also assists with all aspects of debt recovery, contractual disputes and Construction Litigation matters.

Zoe is personable and friendly, and manages Chadwick Lawrence’s work experience / student engagement programs including providing legal training to students.  Zoe frequently hosts a law clinic at the University of Huddersfield which provides clients with on-the-spot legal advice whilst providing law students with an invaluable insight into the legal profession.

Zoe Allen

Zoe Hayman

Home & Property

Re-Mortgage Case Handler
Based: Wakefield Office

Zoe is a Re-Mortgage Case Handler, based at our Wakefield Office. She is hoping to complete her CLC in the near future.

Zoe Hudson

Home & Property

Conveyancer
Based: Bradford Office

Zoe joined Chadwick Lawrence in February 2021 and came into the business with over 16 years’ experience working in property law. Zoe previously worked as a paralegal doing both repossession litigation and sales.

When not working, Zoe  enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Zoe Hudson

Your Team

Real value comes from knowing what really matters to you.


It’s our obsessive dedication to professional harmony that sets us apart. That hard to define combination of mutual respect, teamwork and drive that works in perfect synchronicity and that forms the very foundations upon which the firm operates. Providing the finest quality legal advice is a given. However, just as critical to this is consistently delivering results for our clients. That’s why we’ve amassed a team of over 200 legal experts across eight regional locations who share the collective belief that only by building strong, long-standing relationships can we truly understand the needs of your business or your personal requirements.

Real value comes from knowing what really matters to you and it’s through this understanding that we deliver true value.