Yorkshire law firm Chadwick Lawrence has promoted 6 employees. They are recognised for their hard work and dedication in a list of New Year promotions.

Zoe Allen (Leeds), Andrew Dickinson (Leeds), Kirstin MacDonald (Morley) and Matt Perry (Leeds) are promoted to Associate. Ruth Nippers (Leeds) and Leanne Franks (Leeds) are promoted to Salaried Partner.

Zoe Allen, from the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team is promoted from Litigation Executive to an Associate. She says: “Having started my legal journey with Chadwick Lawrence as a work-experience student during college and having flourished with the team for over 6-years since then, it means a great deal to be taking this next step as an Associate with a firm that inspired and believed in me from my early days.”

Andrew Dickinson, also from the Dispute Resolution Team, is promoted from Solicitor to Associate. He says: “I am delighted. My promotion is reflective of the team approach and commitment from the firm to invest in individuals and towards organic growth in the business. The continued development of Chadwick Lawrence makes it an exciting place to continue my career and I am looking forward to being part of the growth of the business.”

Matt Perry, from Leeds is promoted to Associate. Matt says: “It is a great honour to be able to serve as an Associate of a successful law firm. It shows the firm recognises my abilities and hard work and that they have the confidence in me to succeed further in my career. I am looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities this promotion presents.”

Ruth Nippers, an Associate in the Real Estate Team is promoted to Salaried Partner, and she says: “I aspired to become a Solicitor when I was a teenager and as I developed my knowledge of what a legal career could look like, I was determined to become a Partner at a law firm. Becoming Partner at Chadwick Lawrence is an accolade. The visions and values are aligned with me, and I hope to continue to help encourage and develop individuals and the wider firm.”

Real Estate Solicitor Kirstin MacDonald, from Morley, is promoted to Associate. She says: “Although my promotion to Associate Solicitor is a great personal achievement; I feel it is a greater reflection of the continual nurturing support of Chadwick Lawrence towards the individual progression and professional development of colleagues within the business. I am thankful for all the motivation, inspiration, and support from colleagues of all levels throughout the process. Going forward, I am really excited for the opportunities this new role will bring.”

Associate Leanne Franks (pictured below with partner Dan Hirst), from the Leeds-based Corporate and Commercial Team, says of her promotion to Salaried Partner: “I am thrilled to be promoted to Partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial department. I have been at the firm seven years, and I have learnt so much while I have been here. I am excited to play my part in leading and growing this fantastic team.”

Managing Partner Neil Wilson says: “I’m delighted to announce these New Year promotions. They are well earned and deserved, with everyone demonstrating dedication, passion, and excellence in their respective legal fields. These individuals also embrace and embody our company values, setting the highest examples for their teams. I’m incredibly proud of the team at Chadwick Lawrence and the hard work everyone puts into the firm. It’s fantastic to start 2023 with these significant promotions.”