Law firm Chadwick Lawrence has appointed Tim Welton as partner.
Chadwick Lawrence, which has offices at Railway Street in Huddersfield, said the appointment came in recognition of Mr Welton’s profile in the Wakefield business community and his numerous achievements in the dispute resolution team,
Mr Welton (pictured above right with managing partner Jeremy Garside) studied ancient history and archaeology at Liverpool University.
He joined Chadwick Lawrence in August, 1996, as a paralegal in the criminal department and has been with the firm ever since.
He completed a post graduate diploma in Law at Huddersfield University before qualifying as a solicitor in May, 2006, and works at the Wakefield office as team leader of the dispute resolution team.
Mr Welton is also an expert in road traffic offences and privately-funded criminal law and continues to work in the criminal department.
He chairs a number of local groups, including the Wakefield Enterprise Partnership Professional Group and Wakefield is Working Group.
He is a founder and committee member of Wakefield Annual Christmas Charity Lunch, which last year raised £14,000 for the Performance Academy at Wakefield Theatre Royal. He is a director of Wakefield-based social enterprise Topic UK.
Mr Garside said: ‘The dispute resolution team has grown significantly over the past few years and Tim has played a pivotal role in this growth and the development of the firm in the Wakefield community. Therefore, we are delighted to announce his promotion to partner.”