Chadwick Lawrence has announced two new partners and five new associates as part of its ongoing commitment to recognising dedication and loyalty.

Daniel Krigers (employment law) and Dan Hirst (dispute resolution) have both been promoted to partner. Joanne Jones and Rebecca Payne (both family law), Nils O’Donoghue (employment law), Bhavna Patel (conveyancing) and Peter Harling (corporate and debt recovery) have all been promoted to associate.

28-year-old Daniel Krigers is currently the youngest partner at the firm, having started his career with Chadwick Lawrence in 2005. He is now in charge of the property, corporate and employment law teams under the umbrella of the commercial department.

On his promotion, he said: ‘This is the culmination of ten years of hard work for me and meets one of the objectives I set out at the beginning of my career.’

Dan Hirst has been promoted to partner in the Leeds office. He was an associate in commercial litigation at Godloves following the merger in 2012 before heading up Chadwick Lawrence’s successful financial mis-selling department.

‘This is recognition of the success that we have enjoyed as a firm over the past 18 months or so,’ he said.

‘Since the merger with Godloves I have been able to create a specialisation in banking and financial mis-selling and we have grown our reputation nationally. I think this partnership is reward and recognition for that.’    

Joanne, based in the Huddersfield office, has been at Chadwick Lawrence for nine years.

She advises on all areas of family law, although her particular area of expertise is divorce and advising on the financial consequences of relationship breakdowns generally, including where a couple have not been married.

Rebecca, based the Wakefield Office, has maintained a particular interest in advising on financial settlements arising from divorce.

She has experience of dealing with a wide variety of such matters ranging from cases where there are limited assets (and the objective is to reach a settlement that meets the needs of all parties) to medium and high-value financial disputes frequently involving pensions.

Nils, also based at the Wakefield office, provides advice on the development of practical health and safety strategies, policies and risk management. Nils has experience of dealing with regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive and HM Revenue & Customs when they are investigating businesses.

Bhavna has been at the firm almost three years and is based at the Morley office dealing with all varying aspects of residential property law.