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Legal acquisition sees solicitor return to LCF Law

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Published: 30th March, 2020

Corporate Solicitor | Michael Crook | LCF Law | Bradford

A solicitor has returned to LCF Law’s thriving corporate department, where he first worked 11 years ago, following the acquisition of Crooks Commercial Solicitors in Wakefield by LCF Law.

Michael Crook (pictured ) joins LCF Law’s corporate team as a partner, after running Crooks Commercial Solicitors for the last eight years. He worked at LCF Law for seven years as well as at Gordons and Chadwick Lawrence before setting up his own legal practice.

Perfect fit

Michael said: “Having worked at three major regional practices before setting up my own successful business, I’ve represented  a wide range of clients from small owner managed businesses to large public companies, acting as lead advisor on a variety of business sales and other corporate and commercial legal matters.

“Whilst running Crooks Commercial Solicitors I always maintained a strong relationship with LCF Law, often cross referring clients. I felt the time was now right to merge my practice with LCF Law, a firm I have always respected, and one which has seen continued growth over the years. Its recent expansion into new offices in the heart of Leeds’s legal and financial district, alongside its sound reputation in both the industry and with clients, made it a perfect fit.”

Exceeding Expectations

Simon Stell, managing partner at LCF Law, said: “Michael will be based in Bradford but will also work closely with our experienced corporate teams across our offices in Leeds and Harrogate. We will be welcoming many of his clients to LCF Law and hope to exceed their expectations in terms of service and value for money.”

LCF Law provides a full range of corporate and personal legal services, and expanded into 6,000 sq ft of newly refurbished space at 33 Park Place in Leeds earlier this year. The new premises accommodate 35 of LCF Law’s team, with lawyers and support staff moving from the firm’s previous Leeds city centre office on Sovereign Street.