Hammonds has promoted Simon Miller to head the firm's Leeds office. Miller has been with the firm's commercial and dispute resolution practice since 1993 and became a partner in 2000. As a solicitor-advocate he has appeared in numerous interim applications, conducted trials and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal. Miller succeeds the previous office head Ian Greenfield, who served in the role for five years. Greenfield will now focus on fee-earning within the corporate team while continuing to play an ambassadorial role for the firm.