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LAw firm Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon as head of the Leeds office, as part of the new look leadership team at the company.

The firm said it created the new role to drive the Yorkshire office and take advantage of the opportunities the region presents, while also building stronger relationships with clients and key organisations.

Mr Wheldon will combine his new position as head of office with his client-facing role as a corporate partner, working on key transactional and project work for institutional, public and owner-managed businesses across a range of sectors.

Mr Wheldon said: “The new role highlights a real commitment to the Yorkshire market and I’m pleased to take up the reins. I look forward to working in partnership with the Leeds team and the wider firm to drive future growth and investment.

“We’ve seen a real uplift in activity in the local market, and through collaboration and cohesion we will build on this momentum to maximise opportunities across Yorkshire, the UK and internationally.”

Addleshaw Goddard recently established another new leadership role in response to the growing numbers of entrepreneurs who need guidance about succession planning.

The Leeds-based firm strengthened its private capital team with newly promoted partner Yorke Eaton heading up the Northern practice, alongside Pervinder Kaur.

Mr Eaton specialises in dealing with complex trust issues, succession planning, wealth management and charity law, and his promotion is part of a significant investment to develop the private capital practice.

The news follows the appointment of Joe Swift as a consultant last year. Mr Swift previously worked as a partner at Deloitte, where he led the North West private client practice before joining the legal profession as head of the private client team at Cobbetts, and more recently as a director at DWF.

Addleshaw Goddard works with a range of high-net worth individuals, family-owned businesses, large corporates and UK charities advising on issues ranging from trust creation or restructuring, to commercial tax, succession planning and charity law.