West Yorkshire gets moor value from its law firms

Things are steaming up in Yorkshire today, and we’re not just talking puffy batter pudding with a block of roast beef. As Kirklees Council announces the appointment of 23 firms to a panel that will support five West Yorkshire councils and Gordons hires former Addleshaw Goddard partner Simon Pilling as a corporate partner in its Leeds office. Pretty steamy, as we said.

Things are steaming up in Yorkshire today, and we’re not just talking puffy batter pudding with a block of roast beef. As Kirklees Council announces the appointment of 23 firms to a panel that will support five West Yorkshire councils and Gordons hires former Addleshaw Goddard partner Simon Pilling as a corporate partner in its Leeds office. Pretty steamy, as we said.

But if that’s not your brew, how’s this for some juice: two firms pulled out of the joint West Yorkshire panel last week over what The Lawyer understands to be “issues” with terms and conditions. Yorkshire clients being careful with their spend? Scandal in The Dales, if ever we saw one.

If you’re still not steamed up, then we throw our towel in. Go and take your whippet for a walk, and send us some pud.

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  • Lewis Silkin is advising Linklaters as the firm faces a discrimination claim and allegations of fraudulent billing from a former paralegal
  • US employment firm Seyfarth Shaw has expanded into Australia by taking on eight employment partners from three firms, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Ashurst and Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Clyde & Co has posted a whopping 17 per cent rise in turnover to £336.6m