Careers: in brief

Yorkshire firm John Howe & Co is expanding its regional base with the acquisition of niche Leeds practice Lyons & Dorsey. The move sees the four-partner outfit establishing a city centre site to work alongside its Pudsey headquarters. Wilson’s solicitor Lisa Conway has also been hired to handle contentious cases.

Leeds practices Cramers and Richards & Co have merged. Commercial firm Cramers specialises in sport, media and entertainment, while Richards & Co has been operating in the city for 40 years.