One of Huddersfield’s most recognisable legal figures has retired.
Steven Pollitt has stepped down as a partner at Huddersfield law firm Eaton Smith after a 42-year career in the legal profession.
Also retiring is his long-serving secretary Angela Procter.
Mr Pollitt started his legal career in 1972 with Marshall Mills & Sykes, which merged with Eaton Smith & Downey in 1997 to form Eaton Smith.
Mr Pollitt made a major contribution to the development of the merged firm.
As a senior member of the dispute resolution team, he specialised in civil litigation and employment matters and supervised the firm’s debt collection service, representing businesses of all sizes in a range of sectors.
As a high profile figure in the local business community over the years, his roles have included chairing the Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership and being a board member and past president of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (MYCCI).
He also sits as a tribunal judge – a role he will continue to fill along with being president-elect of the MYCCI.
He will also continue to represent Eaton Smith as an ambassador for the firm.
As a long-standing thespian with Hepworth Players and lead singer in his own rock ‘n’ roll band – Gerry and the Atricks – Mr Pollitt will be kept busy in his retirement.
Senior partner Andrew Sugden paid tribute, said: “Steven is a much-respected lawyer and his sound advice and good sense has been of great benefit to many in all aspects of the law.”
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