Berwins Solicitors has promoted employment lawyer Mike Patterson to the role of senior associate.
Patterson joined Berwins two years ago as part of a strategic drive to expand the firm’s commercial arm.
Prior to that he had worked within the employment teams of Lupton Fawcett and Irwin Mitchell and in-house for public and private sector organisations, including the Department of Health and the 2 Sisters Food Group (formerly Northern Foods plc).
Sarah Smith, managing director of Berwins, said: Mike’s specialist background has helped us expand our work with businesses in Harrogate and establish a second office dedicated to digital and business law in the centre of Leeds.
As senior associate Mike will play an integral role in our future growth plans for both offices.
Mike Patterson said: I was aware of Berwins’ strong reputation for its work in the commercial sector when I joined and it has been rewarding to have contributed to the growth of this side of the business.
The firm has exciting plans for expanding its private client and commercial work over the next five years, both within its established market in Harrogate and with new audiences across West Yorkshire, and I am looking forward to supporting that growth.