Business

New trainee for McCormicks Solicitors

Harrogate law firm McCormicks has appointed a new Trainee Solicitor. Carol Hancock has in-depth experience of a range of Family Law issues, including disputes involving children and domestic violence problems. She joined the firm in 2012 after receiving a commendation from the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York, and was promoted to Legal Assistant at the beginning ... Read More »

Newtons Solicitors expand again with acquisition of Stokesley firm

JOINING THE NETWORK: Pictured (L to R) Thorp Parker LLP partner, Paula Warburton, Newtons Solicitors director, Sarah Newton, Newtons Solicitors, managing director, Chris Newton and  Thorp Parker LLP partner, Richard Parker

A fast-growing Yorkshire law firm has completed a deal which takes it to more than 70 staff and a £3.7m turnover. Newtons Solicitors Group, founded by husband-and-wife directors, Chris and Sarah Newton in 2009, has opened its ninth office across three counties with the acquisition of long-established Stokesley solicitors, Thorp Parker LLP. The acquisition, negotiated with Thorp Parker principals, Richard ... Read More »

Seven figure investment in plant and people for print company

Platinum apprentice, Macauley Morphet and managing director, Mark Plummer

Harrogate-based print business, Platinum, has made a further investment in plant at its Hookstone Park premises bringing its total investment this year to over £1,000,000 as well as adding to the staff with a new apprentice. The firm’s latest investment in technology is in a Horizon B2+ fully automated folder with a reversible mobile knife unit from Intelligent Finishing Systems. ... Read More »

Final call for Chamber’s Annual Dinner

Just a few days remain before Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce’s Annual Dinner – and the final places are being snapped up quickly. Held at the Cedar Court Hotel on Friday, October 17, it will include a three-course meal, as well as entertainment from the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, which proved hugely popular when it was held in Harrogate ... Read More »

Neil Dring joins Stowe Family Law from Jarvis

Stowe Family Law

Family law solicitor, Neil Dring has joined Stowe Family Law from Jarvis Family Law. Joining Stowe Family Law, brings 30 years of family law expertise, including significant experience with ancillary relief and high net worth cases. Neil knows Harrogate very well, having worked in the town for three years at Jarvis Family Law. He qualified in 1985 after graduating from ... Read More »

Harrogate law firms claim top position in league table for North Yorkshire

Stowe Family Law

Two Harrogate Law businesses have topped North Yorkshire’s family law league table in the latest national legal rankings, the Legal 500. Harrogate Family Law and Stowe Family Law have come out top for North Yorkshire law firm for its expertise in family law. Founder Andrew Meehan and partner Ellie Foster are also the only Harrogate-based family lawyers to have been singled ... Read More »

Two Harrogate solicitors fined following multiple failures

Two partners of former Harrogate firm Abode Solicitors have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Abode Solicitors traded as Arc Property Solicitors and as Action Conveyancing, was based in Harrogate and had an office in London. Richard Chan and Rajob Ali were fined £15,000 each by the Tribunal following a prosecution brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The ... Read More »

Smithers Viscient open new testing laboratory in Harrogate

(from left to right): The Smithers Group CEO, Michael Hochschwender; Smithers Viscient Vice President, Susan Shepherd; the Right Honourable Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Harrogate and MD of Smithers Viscient EU, David Phillips.

Smithers Viscient have opened a new research laboratory on Woodfield Drive – Wednesday, 24th September 2014. The new Research Laboratory on Woodfield Drive was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Harrogate and CEO of The Smithers Group, Michael Hochschwender, who highlighted that this is one of the leading laboratories in the world for environmental protection. The ... Read More »

McCormicks celebrate following UK Legal 500 recommendations

Philip Edmondson with Peter McCormick

Harrogate law firm, McCormicks Solicitors is celebrating another record year for recommendations in a leading guide to the legal profession. The practice is recommended in a total of 19 areas of law in the newly-published UK Legal 500. Senior Partner Peter McCormick said: This is a terrific result for our team who have worked hard to guide our clients through ... Read More »

New owners at Get Physio

owners Annelize Ferreira (physiotherapist) and John Drummond (podiatrist)

Harrogate Therapy Wise is expanding with the acquisition of the ‘Get Physio’ physiotherapy and pilates practice at Harrogate Squash & Fitness Centre. The Therapy Wise team will now work from both its town centre venue on Victoria Avenue and at the recently refurbished Squash & Fitness Centre rooms on Hookstone Wood Road. Get Physio was previously owned by Chartered Physiotherapist ... Read More »