AN employee of solicitors Chadwick Lawrence has retired after 43 years with the firm.
Michael Blackburn started work at the firm’s Dewsbury office in the accounts department.
Over the years he worked his way up to head of accounts, managing staff payroll and salaries before moving on to become IT manager.
He has been an integral part of the firm, coming into contact with many of the staff over the years and has formed many lasting relationships.
Mr Blackburn said: “Over the 43 years I have spent at Chadwick Lawrence, I have witnessed lots of changes. I could not have wished for a better place to work and many of my colleagues have also become good friends.”
Managing partner Jeremy Garside said: “This is a very special time for Michael, who has given long and continuous service to the partners and, more importantly, to our clients.
“We recognise that our staff are the backbone of the firm and would like to thank Michael for his exceptional devotion to us.”