Careers: in brief

The Newton Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Awards were held last Wednesday (20 October) at Rudding House in Harrogate, with DLA’s Robin Smith picking up both the top prize of Lawyer of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Smith was described as “one of the people who put Leeds on the legal map”. He was the chief architect of the development of Dibb Lupton & Co from a five-partner provincial firm into the international outfit that is now DLA.