In brief: Dibbs shakes up Bradford debt operation

Dibb Lupton Broomhead has integrated its Bradford office and its associated repossession and debt collection work with its national building societies group. Andrew Chappell, previously regional managing partner in Leeds, will head the integrated practice at the 80-fee earner Bradford office. About half of the Bradford

office's work involves litigation, repossession and sales work for building societies. “So there is considerable synergy between the work done in Bradford and the building societies group,” said Chappell. The office was formerly under the firm's senior partner Robin Smith, who has now moved to the London base where he is responsible for business development in the City.