Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
12:31 PM 5th June 2019

News In Brief: Ramsdens Solicitors And BHP

Ramsdens Solicitors receiving a LPM Practice Excellence Award
Ramsdens Solicitors receiving a LPM Practice Excellence Award
Huddersfield law firm Ramsdens Solicitors has been shortlisted for ‘Law firm of the Year: the Independents - Regional’ at The Lawyer Awards 2019.

Ramsdens, which has 15 offices across Yorkshire, is the only Yorkshire firm shortlisted out of the nine shortlisted for this category.

Paul Joyce, Managing Partner commented: “We are delighted to be shortlisted and I am incredibly proud of what Ramsdens have achieved over the years. This award is in recognition of the continued hard work and determination of our entire team across all our offices.”

Winners will be announced at The Lawyer Awards ceremony on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

BHP tax department strengthens its team

Peter Dobson and tax partner Chris Humphreys
Peter Dobson and tax partner Chris Humphreys
Yorkshire and North Derbyshire accountancy firm BHP has added to its ever-growing tax department after taking on chartered tax advisor Peter Dobson.

Peter makes the move to the firm, having previously worked for Deloitte in their Global Mobility team based in Manchester. He has previously worked in personal tax before shifting to expat matters and is looking forward to combining the two at BHP.

His appointment boosts the team to a total of 53 tax advisors, 23 of which are chartered - making it one of the largest in the Yorkshire region.

“I was keen to join a firm of this size to allow me to work across all taxes and BHP stood-out in the mid-tier market as both an innovator and a well-known people-centric business,” Peter Dobson said.

BHP has more than 300 staff, including 31 partners. Over the last 10 years the business has increased turnover from £8m to over £22m.