Solicitors Inspired to "Race for Life"

Congratulations to our team of runners who took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on Sunday 13th June and raised the magnificent total of £1110.97!
A team of runners from Hartley & Worstenholme Solicitors will be donning their running shoes and taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on Sunday 13th June.

Many in the solicitor’s team, representing offices in both Castleford and Pontefract, have very personal reasons for taking part. Hayley Page is running in memory of her late Grandfather Sid Hardy, Mandy Arkell for her late mother-in-law Joyce Arkell and her late grandfather Clifford Hampshire. Janet Roebuck is running in memory of her late brother-in-law Bill Roebuck and Chris Ward is running in memory of her late friend Jean James.

Race for Life 2010

Julie Barnaby and Sue Peach are also in the team. Hayley Page comments “We are running in memory of our family and friends who sadly lost their battles with cancer but we also run for all survivors & battlers of the disease.”

The Race for Life is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. Since 1994, women of all ages and fitness levels across the UK have come together at these inspiring events to walk, jog or run 5k to help beat cancer.

Every pound raised in sponsorship or fundraising helps to fund the work of over 4,500 researchers, doctors and nurses dedicated to helping more people beat cancer.

So far, an incredible 4.7 million women have raised over £370 million. The Hartley & Worstenholme Solicitor’s team hope to raise at least £500 this year. Their online fundraising page is www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/hartley-worstenholme. Please help them achieve their goal.

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A local firm determined to expand out of the recession

Flourishing Yorkshire law firm Hartley & Worstenholme has made four new appointments. The firm with offices currently in Pontefract and Castleford has ambitious growth plans and is making significant investment in both infrastructure and people to ensure their vision can be realised.

Claire Garside has joined the family department after working in Leeds. Claire has 13 years’ experience working in legal services and became a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) in 2006. She specialises in all aspects of matrimonial and family law including care proceedings.

Claire is also a member of the Mental Health Review accreditation scheme run by the Law Society. Claire has previously been instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent clients who lack the capacity to give instructions.

New Starters

Josephine Cuttill joins the Wills & Probate team as a legal executive. Josephine has over 15 years’ experience specialising in all aspects of private client work. She also deals with residential property transactions linked to private client matters.

Oliver Cashman joins the Litigation department as a solicitor. After graduating from Bristol University Oliver trained at a firm in Chester and then worked for a Leeds solicitor. He specialises in Employment Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation dealing with a range of disputes.

Amy McIntosh, joins a highly motivated team within Hartley & Worstenholme’s Estate Agency. Amy has worked in the residential property market in West Yorkshire for a number of years. She is keen to promote the benefits of having an Estate Agency and solicitor under one roof.

Christopher Wilton, Senior Partner, comments “We are delighted to be expanding the firm at such a challenging time. Our employees are key to our success and we are delighted that we are attracting such experienced professionals.”

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