Leeds i/ldz/ 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).


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Security chief ‘burgled UAE London Embassy in blackmail plot’

Arab News 27 Jan 2021
LONDON ... 14, 2018, according to The Times newspaper ... FSI told The Times that Manister “emphatically denies the allegations made against him” and that his lawyers are confident he will be acquitted. Hurford, 48, from Leeds, is a former Royal Marines Commando who was employed as a close protection guard at the embassy ... 10 in Southwark ....

The future of the property market

The Business Desk 21 Jan 2021
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.

People: Bevan Brittan; Mills & Reeve; Finance Yorkshire; and more

The Business Desk 21 Jan 2021
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 ... Simon Sherwood, head of the Leeds team, said.

People: Hull & East Yorkshire LEP; Jones Myers; Adair Paxton; and more

The Business Desk 19 Jan 2021
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.

People: Mills & Reeve; Mechan; Avison Young; and more

The Business Desk 18 Jan 2021
Law firm Mills & Reeve has welcomed senior lawyer Nicola Criscione “back to the fold” at its Leeds family team. Criscione, who has joined as a senior associate, was a member of the original Addleshaw Goddard family team that transferred to Mills & Reeve in 2008 when the firm opened its Leeds office.

Frank Lampard adamant AC Milan target Fikayo Tomori will only leave Chelsea on loan

Yahoo Daily News 15 Jan 2021
>. Frank Lampard is adamant Fikayo Tomori will only be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan as AC Milan target the centre-back this month ... He said ... Read More ... Fulham XI vs Chelsea ... TRENDING. 1 ... 2. Montemurro ... Hundreds of students breach lockdown rules during giant snowball fight in Leeds ... Lawyers demand courts shutdown after 600 coronavirus cases in seven weeks.

Law firm to open new office with 36-strong insurance team

The Business Desk 13 Jan 2021
The deal means Kennedys is opening an office in Leeds, the firm’s 12th in the UK and 42nd globally ... He will be joined by partners Huw Edwards, Laura Collins and Carol Dalton along with 32 team heads, lawyers and staff from Langleys` Insurance Team ... “It puts us in an excellent position to further grow our practice from our new base in Leeds.

Supporter Programme

The Independent 13 Jan 2021
T ... Billions of views. In 2018, Robinson’s Facebook page was getting between 5 million and 10.8 million visits every month ... Read more ... The footage, streamed live on Facebook from outside Leeds Crown Court, had been viewed 3.5 million times by the time that defence lawyers applied to dismiss the jury four days later ... SIGN UP ... SIGN UP ... (Reuters) ... .

Up close with ACP Lydia Yaako Donkor

Graphic 12 Jan 2021
she joined the Ghana police service as a lawyer and holds with a master of law degree from the University of Leeds and a qualifying degree from the Ghana school of law ...

Law firm expands by opening its 15th branch

The Business Desk 11 Jan 2021
She is being joined by Kathryn Gladwell, a conveyancing executive who has worked for Ison Harrison for six years; Nicole Roberts, who currently works in the law firm’s New Build Department in Leeds; Sarah Laughey, who is Ison Harrison’s head of Private Family Law; and will shortly be recruiting for additional staff.

Property people: LCF Law and Miller Homes Yorkshire

The Business Desk 25 Nov 2020
Experienced property lawyer and retail specialist, Steven Silver, has joined LCF Law’s commercial property team as a partner in the firm’s Leeds office. Silver has enjoyed a successful career working at the likes of Bradford property law firm Sugden and Spencer and Radcliffes Le Brasseur in Leeds.

People: Jet Aire; Ward Hadaway; DWF; and more

The Business Desk 23 Nov 2020
Leeds-based drainage company, Jet Aire Services, has appointed James Angus as health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) manager to oversee environmental, safety and quality standards at projects across the UK ... Flora Mewies is an employment lawyer in Leeds ... Nick Gholkar is a property lawyer working in the Built Environment sector.

People: Jones Myers; Mills & Reeve; CPP Group; and more

The Business Desk 16 Nov 2020
Boosting the firm’s growing team of specialist family lawyers, Grant specialises in divorce and separation, financial settlements and children arrangements. Jones Myers York office is headed by partner Nicki Mitchell, a mediator and the first family solicitor to qualify as a collaborative family lawyer in York.