Law firm Capsticks boosts presence in city as part of its expansion strategy

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LONDON-based law firm Capsticks is growing its presence in the Yorkshire market after hiring a number of senior figures from rival DAC Beachcroft.

Capsticks, which specialises in health and social care, has recruited Rachael Heenan.

The former national head of health employment at DAC Beachcroft. Ms Heenan is based in the firm’s Leeds office, which now has 34 staff, including 27 lawyers.

She will work alongside a number of her former colleagues at DAC Beachcroft, who joined Capsticks earlier this

month, including partners, Robert McGough, Ian Cooper, Ron Simms and Claire Reynolds.

Capsticks’ managing director, Alison Morley, said “We are delighted to welcome Rachael to Capsticks.

“Her reputation in the local and national market place is excellent. Her appointment will complement the skill set and

expertise of our existing team and demonstrates our commitment to providing an excellent service to our health and social care clients in the North of England and nationwide.”

In recent years, Ms Heenan has reported growing demand for employment law advice. She told the Yorkshire Evening Post last year: “We are seeing more whistleblowing cases. There has been a rise in public awareness of how people who have genuine concerns can raise them, and gain protection.”

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