LAW firm Ridley and Hall have promoted three of its solicitors to partners.
James Cook, Meena Kumari and Sue Cash join senior partner Nigel Priestley and managing partner Sarah Young to make up a new partnership team.
Said Mr Priestley: "Meena and James are committed to building on the firm's strong commitment to legally aided work. Both specialise in the complex and demanding area of family law.
"Sue is a very experienced solicitor and notary with an expertise in wills and probate, who is developing our local presence in this area of law."
The firm, based at Market Street, has gained a national presence following success in a number of ground breaking cases in community care, judicial review and kinship care law.
The firm won Yorkshire Lawyer Specialist Law Firm of the Year awards in 2006 and 2008.
Mr Priestley was highly commended in the Law Society Awards in 2008. Sarah Young was named best woman solicitor managing a small practice by the Association of Women Solicitors.