Commercial and employment solicitor joins Setfords Solicitors

A solicitor who specialises in commercial and employment law has joined Setfords Solicitors as a consultant.

Simon Ward, who is based in York, qualified in 1998 and has spent the past 19 years working both in-house and for law firms including Berrymans Lace Mawer and Mills & Reeve, both of which are in the top 50.

Simon has extensive experience working with local authorities and universities including Lancashire County Council, the University of Leeds and the University of Hull.

Simon said: “Setfords offers me unrivalled opportunity and flexibility – the best of both worlds. I’m looking forward to reaching out to private and public sector organisations in Yorkshire and the North East with an offering that focuses on their needs, rather than on meeting targets or dealing with unnecessary bureaucracy.”

Co-CEO Chris Setford said: “Simon immediately understood how the benefits of working as a consultant could translate to a better service for his clients and we are delighted he has chosen to join us.”

Co-CEO Guy Setford added: “Simon’s extensive experience as a commercial and employment lawyer, particularly within local authorities and universities, adds yet more specialist expertise to Setfords.”