17 Nov 2016

Our Leeds office is continuing to grow following a number of new appointments.

Paul Joyce recently joined as an Associate from Squire Paton Boggs and specialises in real estate disputes and advises clients on all aspects of commercial property litigation.

The office also has three new first year trainees, Katherine Davies, Leigh Jackson and Liam Turner. Michelle Lally, who qualified earlier this year, accepted her position as a newly qualified solicitor in the Real Estate team.

In the firms recent internal promotions Samuel Dixon, in the Restructuring team, David Cole and Adam Wilkinson both in the Real Estate team have all been promoted to Managing Associate.

Mark Owen, Partner and Head of Bond Dickinson's Leeds office, said: "Our firm is committed to the development and success of our employees and I am delighted that a number of people across the office have been recognised for their hard work and commitment to providing an excellent service to our clients."

Since opening in 2012 our Leeds office has continued to grow and over the last 18 months has made a significant number of appointments including Corporate Partner, Simon Pilling, and Real Estate Partner, Julia Field. We've also appointed Legal Directors, Kiran Chand and Karen Eckstein, Managing Associates, Jonathan Watmough and James Cook, and Associate, Rebecca Whitehouse. Dale Armstrong a Solicitor in Residential Development relocated from our Newcastle office to Leeds and we also promoted Jackie Gray to Partner in May.

"I'm really looking forward to working with the team in Leeds as we continue to grow and continue to make a significant impact in the Yorkshire legal market".

The office has also seen another successful year following the publication of the 2017 Chambers Guide to Law firms. The firm's legal expertise, broad sector experience and excellent service to clients has been noted throughout the directory.

The office has been ranked in 12 practice areas and 18 lawyers were ranked including Patrick Cantrill (Intellectual Property) and Andy Stirk (Restructuring) who have both been ranked tier 1.  

Quotes in the directory include: 

"They're responsive, pragmatic, good at forming relationships with clients and very keen to work on a collaborative basis, which makes a big difference for the client."

"They are a force to be reckoned with." 

The Legal 500 rankings, published in September ranked the Leeds office as a tier 1 firm for Intellectual Property. 11 other practice areas were also ranked. 2 lawyers were listed as leading with an additional 19 lawyers named as recommended lawyers.

For a full list of rankings please visit the Chambers and Legal 500 websites.