A solicitor has returned to the corporate department of a law firm, where he first worked 11 years ago, following the acquisition of Crooks Commercial Solicitors in Wakefield by LCF Law.

Michael Crook has joined Yorkshire based LCF Law’s corporate team as a partner, after running Crooks Commercial Solicitors for the last eight years. He worked at LCF Law for seven years as well as at Gordons and Chadwick Lawrence before setting up his own business.

Michael said: “Having worked at three major regional practices before setting up my own successful business, I’ve represented a wide range of clients from small owner managed businesses to large public companies, acting as lead advisor on a variety of business sales and other corporate and commercial legal matters.

“Whilst running Crooks Commercial Solicitors I always maintained a strong relationship with LCF Law, often cross referring clients. LCF Law is a firm I have always respected, with a sound reputation in both the legal industry and with clients, so it made it a perfect fit.”

Simon Stell, managing partner at LCF Law, said: “Michael will work closely with our experienced corporate teams and we look forward to welcoming many of his clients to LCF Law. We hope to exceed their expectations in terms of service and value for money.”