Armitage Sykes have recruited senior family law solicitor Melissa Murphy.
Ms Murphy is based in the firm’s Macaulay Street office in Huddersfield.
Ruth Miller, head of family law at the firm, said: “Melissa was head of family law at Turner and Wall and is now focused on significant and complex care cases.
“This together with her work in difficult private law divorce and finances, residence and contact disputes made her the right appointment for the team.”
She said: “The organic growth of the department, in a difficult legal market for family lawyers, is a testament to the work that is done by the family law team.”