A brand new companion has been appointed to legislation agency Ward Hadaway’s household and matrimonial group in Leeds.
David Lister was the primary solicitor in England and Wales to signify each events in a divorce and monetary proceedings in 2021.
He specialises in complicated instances involving separation and youngsters in areas equivalent to monetary disputes and parental alienation. Throughout his profession, he has acted for high-profile TV personalities and sports activities stars.
At Ward Hadaway, Lister will deal with the expansion and improvement of the group and increasing the agency’s household and matrimonial consumer base.
Emma Digby, government companion of Ward Hadaway Leeds, mentioned: “David is without doubt one of the greatest household attorneys not simply within the area however within the UK and I am completely thrilled to have somebody of his calibre on board as our household and matrimonial providers proceed to develop.
“David’s distinctive skillset and nice character are an asset to our massively proficient and motivated group. He provides even additional momentum because the Leeds workplace grows at an exponential price – a testomony to the hardworking and all-round good solicitors we’ve at Ward Hadaway.”
The appointment follows a powerful efficiency from Ward Hadaway over the past monetary yr with its Leeds workplace turnover growing by almost 1 / 4 (24 per cent).
Christine Barker, a companion and joint head of the matrimonial group, mentioned: “Our extremely expert and modern group of attorneys, with a various vary of expertise, units us aside. David’s appointment brings with it an added dimension. We’re actually excited to be working collectively, and to attaining nice issues for our purchasers, and for Ward Hadaway.”
David Lister added: “I selected Ward Hadaway due to its folks and its potential. The alternatives for improvement on the agency are countless and Ward Hadaway has made some enormous strides lately, experiencing firm-wide progress and enlargement of the group throughout quite a few departments. It is thrilling to be part of such a pushed and expert group.
“My fundamental goal is to boost the profile of Ward Hadaway’s household and matrimonial providers in Yorkshire, driving progress by working alongside and supporting the group to innovate and develop. I am unable to wait to get began.”