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We are delighted to announce the promotion of Jennifer Slater, Katie Sharp, Jane Holroyd, and Rosanna Drewery to the position of Partner and Jolene Briggs to the position of Conveyancing Manager for the Calderdale region.

Paul Joyce, Managing Partner, said: "As a firm, we are committed to bringing on board new talent and giving them the support they need to develop their careers with us. It’s fantastic to see these five knowledgeable and committed lawyers moving up in the firm, and these promotions are well deserved recognition of their contribution to the continued growth of the firm."

Working within the private client practice at our York office, Jennifer Slater has over 18 years’ experience, including expertise in advising on wills and lasting powers of attorney. She also specialises in lifetime tax planning, the creation and administration of trusts and estate administration, in particular, estates with complex issues and agricultural estates. Jennifer is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2015, Katie Sharp has worked in conveyancing for over 10 years. Based at our Mirfield office, she has in-depth knowledge of the residential property industry, including the sale, purchase and re-mortgage of freehold and leasehold properties as well as new-build, unregistered and right to buy properties. Katie also deals with private mortgages, lease extensions and title splits. Katie is one of our technical experts and supervises the conveyancing Training Contract seat.

Based at the Edgerton office, Jane Holroyd is a partner in our commercial property team. Jane specialises in acting for SIPP and SSAS pension trustees in respect of commercial property investments within pension schemes. Jane deals with all types of property transactions, such as the acquisition and set up of development sites, buying and selling commercial freeholds and commercial leases from both landlord and tenant perspectives.

Having joined Ramsdens soon after her qualification in 2014, Rosanna Drewery has become a partner in the child law team and works across both West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. She has a specialism in public law proceedings, also known as care proceedings, and primarily undertakes work under the Children Act 1989, representing parents, grandparents and other family members. She also deals with special guardianship cases. Rosanna is an accredited member of the Children’s Panel representing children in public and private law proceedings, through their Guardian.

Jolene Briggs, has become the Conveyancing Manager for our Calderdale offices in Halifax and Elland. Based in Elland, she deals with all types of conveyancing matters including freehold, leasehold, unregistered, equity, right-to-buy and auction properties. Jolene is an advocate for the training and development of new conveyancers and has previously worked in a property practice in Leeds for 10 years before joining Ramsdens in 2014.

These promotions bring the Partner count to 42 leading the 230 strong team across Ramsdens 11 offices throughout Yorkshire. Congratulations to all.