LAW firm Chadwick Lawrence is backing business.

Chadwick Lawrence LLP Solicitors is sponsoring the Huddersfield Business Awards for the third year running – having supported the inaugural awards in 2006 and last year’s competition.

Known as “Yorkshire’s Legal People” Chadwick Lawrence is one of West Yorkshire’s leading law firms and believes in both the importance of celebrating the success of local businesses and recognising the efforts of their people.

Chadwick Lawrence’s head office has been at its Huddersfield Railway Street premises since 1998.

The company employs 115 lawyers with over 40 at the Huddersfield site alone.

Support and administration staff take the team to over 200 across Yorkshire. Chadwick Lawrence is ideally placed to offer support and advice to the local business community.

The firm stages regular awareness seminars and training sessions both on its own account and with other business groups in the town to spotlight important issues impacting on the regional business community.

Jeremy Garside, managing partner of Chadwick Lawrence, said: “Our commercial team works predominantly for small to medium sized businesses with up to a £40m turnover.

“We offer a complete service to businesses, drawing on the wide range of expertise that we continually build, equipping us to handle almost all aspects of business law.

“The other division of our business is personal law and again we employ specialist lawyers to deal with the many facets of the law for individuals and families.”

The growth and expansion of the Chadwick Lawrence commercial services team continued in 2008 – expanding geographically, particularly with the new Wakefield office, which opened in January, 2008.

Chadwick Lawrence is a keen supporter of the Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership and takes a keen interest in promoting efforts to foster economic growth.

The launch of a specialist legal team to assist businesses with commercial property advice and risk management has proved invaluable in helping the owners of commercial property and landlords – or indeed tenants – of the same.

The current economic climate has brought new questions and challenges for property based businesses meaning that we as a business and our lawyers need to be fully up to speed and flexible to economic trends.

The commercial services team is made up of three departments: corporate and commercial property, commercial litigation (including regulatory law) and employment law.

Accessing the right advice at the right time is crucial for business owners who are faced with making important decisions about the future of their business or indeed in handling any other problems, challenges or dilemmas they may encounter.

Business clients who work with Chadwick Lawrence are secure in the knowledge that the commercial services team's legal ability and commercial awareness is always on hand to give help and advice.

Specialist solicitors are happy to deal with issues such as employment law, commercial contracts, commercial property work, employee compliance and training, disputes, licensing and planning, health and safety and much more.

Chadwick Lawrence covers the whole of Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

As well as its Huddersfield base, Chadwick Lawrence has offices in Dewsbury, Halifax, Morley, Pudsey and Wakefield.

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