Property people: LCF Law and Miller Homes Yorkshire

Experienced property lawyer and retail specialist, Steven Silver, has joined LCF Law’s commercial property team as a partner in the firm’s Leeds office.

Silver has enjoyed a successful career working at the likes of Bradford property law firm Sugden and Spencer and Radcliffes Le Brasseur in Leeds.

He then joined Yorkshire Cooperative Society as their first in-house lawyer and following several mergers, he became deputy group counsel of the Cooperative Group Limited.

Moving to Weightmans and most recently spending the last two years with Squire Patton Boggs, as a director, working across the company’s Manchester and Leeds offices, in total he has spent more than three decades advising on all aspects of commercial property law, with particular expertise in development work and the retail sector.

Silver will now work alongside LCF Law’s existing commercial property partner, David Jameson.

He said: “LCF Law is a leading law firm, with a flourishing client list in the commercial property sector that also offers continued scope for growth, which makes this a very exciting and appealing career move.”

Simon Stell, managing partner at LCF Law, said: “Steven is a vastly experienced property lawyer and will be a welcome addition to our respected commercial property team.

“He has strong connections in the regional property market and joins at an exciting time, as we continue to win a wide range of commercial property work, throughout Yorkshire and beyond and following our recent Leeds move to new offices at 33 Park Place.”

LCF Law employs 145 people across offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley and has 22 partners.


A national homebuilder has appointed a new managing director to its Yorkshire region to assist in the delivery of its continued growth objectives.

Paul Moore, 48, from Halifax, joined Miller Homes Yorkshire in the summer and is working with the team to focus on the strategic objectives and take the business into its next phase.

Moore said: “This year has been a challenge for us all in one way or another but it’s really important we continue to deliver much needed new homes to the people of Yorkshire and continue to delight our customers with their brand new Miller home.

“I know that the team is committed to continuing the high standards for which they are renowned.”

He joins the business after a career in the industry which latterly saw him hold the position of managing director for the North West region at another housebuilder.

Moore added: “Demand for new homes has remained strong with the Government’s Stamp Duty Holiday and Help to Buy boosting confidence in the market.

“The Miller Homes team in Yorkshire will be instrumental in meeting buyers’ needs and keeping confidence high by acquiring land, building homes and creating communities in the right areas to allow people to live and work in a location that suits them best.

“We have a clear aim to open several new sites in Yorkshire next year and these coupled with the support we offer our buyers will make it a great time to become the proud owner of a Miller home.”