Merger sees Chadwick Lawrence look to Leeds

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YORKSHIRE law firms Chadwick Lawrence and Godloves are merging.

Chadwick Lawrence, which is headquartered in Huddersfield, has announced its intentions of moving into the busy Leeds market with the move.

Godloves is based in Leeds city centre and has around 50 staff.

Chadwick Lawrence had 200 staff before the merger. The two firms will trade as Chadwick Lawrence.

Jeremy Garside, managing partner of Chadwick Lawrence, will be senior partner of the merged firm.

A move into Leeds by Chadwick Lawrence has been on the firm’s radar for the past couple of years but it will retain its headquarters in Huddersfield.

Paul Carvis and Kumer Ali, who were partners with Godloves, will become partners in the new firm.

Mr Ali will become head of property litigation and Mr Carvis, the former managing partner with Godloves, will be the manager of the Leeds office.

Chadwick Lawrence has offices in other locations including Wakefield, Halifax and Morley.

Mr Garside said: “It has long been our intention to move into Leeds city centre but it was essential to get it right; the right time, the right location and the right partner.

“We believe that Godloves complements Chadwick Lawrence and together we can offer a fresh approach to legal services within Leeds and the Yorkshire region.”

Mr Carvis added: “The news has given a huge boost to the team, who are delighted to now be part of such a progressive and successful larger operation.”