Huddersfield law firm Ridley & Hall has announced the appointment of a new partner, a specialist care solicitor and a raft of staff promotions as it readies for growth in 2023.

Commercial property specialist Stacey Brook joins the firm as partner, moving from DLA Piper where she was legal director of the real estate department.

Experienced care solicitor Zoe Butt will also join Ridley & Hall’s care department later this month from Makin Dixon.

Private client solicitor Thomas Grice is promoted to partner and head of private client, with residential property solicitor Ashley Sowerby also promoted to partner.

Solicitors Helen Moody, Rosie Turner and Shelley Harper have all been promoted to associates, while private client paralegal Sophie Aldridge has been offered a training contract at the firm.

Public Law administrator Tanisha Walker has been offered a solicitor apprenticeship and will begin her SQE training, while private client secretary Marie Stanley will study for her CiLex qualification, supported by the firm.

Emma Pearmaine, managing director at Ridley & Hall, said: “Our investment in people sees the appointment of Stacey Brook, whose city firm expertise strengthens our growing commercial property team. We are really excited to introduce Stacey to our commercial property clients.

“Our people are fundamental to our business growth strategy and we are particularly proud to announce our partner, associate, trainee solicitor and apprentice solicitor development.

“We have some incredibly talented and ambitious colleagues and what better way to retain and support them than proactively assisting them with their ongoing training and career advancement?”

Ridley & Hall employs over 120 people across offices in Huddersfield, Leeds, Pontefract and Barnsley.