Coordinates: 53°47′59″N1°32′57″W / 53.79972°N 1.54917°W / 53.79972; -1.54917Leedsi/liːdz/ is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in Yorkshire's West Riding, the history of Leeds can be traced to the 5th century when the name referred to a wooded area of the Kingdom of Elmet. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from being the appellation of a small manorial borough in the 13th century, through several incarnations, to being the name attached to the present metropolitan borough. In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major mill town; wool was the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were important. From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century. The main built-up area sub-division has a population of 474,632 (2011), and the City of Leeds metropolitan borough of which it is a part which has an estimated population of 757,700 (2011).
It was initially defined to consist of the county of Leeds, excluding parts included in the electoral district of Brockville.
It 1914, it was redefined to consist of the whole county of Leeds, including the town of Brockville. In 1966, it was redefined to include, in the County of Lanark, in the Townships of North Burgess, North Elmsley and Montague excepting the Village of Merrickville.
Before 1832 no new English Parliamentary borough had been enfranchised since the 1670s, but Leeds came close to being represented from 1826. Stooks Smith, in The Parliaments of England, explained what happened.
Global professional services firm Aon, has strengthened its market position with 25 promotions and appointments at its LeedsTingley and Harrogate offices ...JamesFell, head of office for Aon Leeds Tingley and Harrogate, said ... A further eight lawyers at the Leeds law firm Clarion have received promotions.
National law firm Bevan Brittan’s growth within Leeds continues with another senior appointment. Non-contentious construction lawyer Niamh Batterton has joined the Leeds office from Addleshaw Goddard as a legal director. Her addition boosts the strength and depth of the company’s construction and real estate offering in Leeds.
Commercial law firm Square One Law is delighted to mark the first anniversary of its Leeds office with new appointments to its property team ... “I have worked with Kate, Merissa and Richard and know how talented they are, so I’m delighted that we have attracted experienced lawyers of their calibre to expand our team and grow our Leeds presence.”.
“With two partners and now three directors, Clarion has one of the strongest dedicated employment practices in Leeds... “I have worked with Kate, Merissa and Richard and know how talented they are, so I’m delighted we have attracted experienced lawyers of their calibre to expand our team and grow our Leeds presence.”.
UK law firm, Shoosmiths, has unveiled its latest promotion rounds with Leeds-based lawyers Simon Procter being made up to partner and Natalie Hager to principal associate ...Corporate lawyer Procter, who is an M&A partner in the Leeds Corporate team has over 15 years’ ...
Bygott Biggs, the legal recruitment specialists with offices in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, conducted its annual survey to gain insight from lawyers across a range of levels of qualification working both in private practice and in-house legal teams.
SquirePatton Boggs has confirmed the promotion of two senior lawyers based in its Leeds office to the partnership. Abduss Patel (Real Estate) and Mae Salem (Corporate) comprise this year’s Leeds-based cohort of newly promoted partners, part of a global promotional round in which a total of 23 lawyers have been promoted as partners within the firm.
Rep. Tom Malinowski was sworn in for a second term just two months ago ...Rep ... So far, the only announced Republican candidate is pharmacist and lawyer Rik Mehta, the party’s 2020 U.S ... Van Drew got his first Democratic challenger on Wednesday, A civil rights lawyer and former detective, Tim Alexander of LeedsPoint, announced he would enter the race ... .
Based at SilkFamily Law’s Leeds and North Yorkshire offices, the pair will be working closely with colleagues to service a growing number of client instructions across the region ... Prior to joining Silk Family Law Miles was a senior solicitor at Stowe Family Law in Harrogate, following 12 years working as a lawyer at other Leeds-based firms.
Square One Law’s Leeds office has now been open for six months and in its latest article, Matthew Thompson, an experienced commercial property lawyer, and Leeds Office partner discusses the property market going forward ... property team as the growth of the Leeds office continues.
National law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed a new partner to lead its national Pensions Team in Leeds... The appointment continues the growth of Bevan Brittan’s Leeds office. Five years after opening with a team of eight lawyers, the firm now employs over 55 people in the city, including 13 partners ... SimonSherwood, head of the Leeds team, said.
With 12 years’ experience in family law, Chan is a member of the practice’s Children’s Department and based in its Leeds office ...Jones Myers has marked a formative 12 months – expanding its geographical reach to York and making a series of new appointments across its offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York.