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Trio of new partners to join Harrogate law firm

Rebecca Ridley, Ragan Montgomery, Liam O’Neill and Ellie Foster from LCF Law.

Three new partners have joined an expanding Harrogate law firm that has recently reported double-digit growth.

 LCF Law has appointed Rebecca Ridley, Liam O’Neill and Ellie Foster, who have 60 years combined legal experience.

Rebecca has worked for Leeds firms for the last 14 years and is keen for a new challenge, she is joining the LCF Law’s corporate team.

Rebecca commented saying,

"I’ve always had a real sense of justice and enjoy negotiations, as well as successfully navigating deals for clients.

I’ve led large-scale business sales for corporates over the years and I also particularly enjoy working for owner managed businesses, helping them to solve problems and achieve their goals.”


Liam joins LCF Law’s personal law team in Ilkley and brings more than 26 years’ experience to the role, most recently working at Harrogate-firm, Berwins.

 Liam said:

“I’ve known Neil Shaw, who heads the department at LCF Law, for years and know what a great team he has built.

“Now was right time for me to make the move, and I look forward to continuing to help clients with wills, probate, trusts.

Ellie is also joining LCF Law’s family in the law team from Harrogate-based Raworths and previously worked for two Leeds-based firms.

 Ellie said:

 “Helping clients who are separating or divorcing, arranging pre and post marital agreements and dealing with disputes between people who have previously lived together, to ultimately resolve their issues, is very rewarding.

“I have particular expertise in the financial aspects of divorce, and dealing with very complex high net worth cases, both mediating and taking court action when necessary.

I have helped clients to obtain English pension orders, when their divorcing spouse lives abroad, and relish the opportunity to help clients when it comes to pension division, which is often an overlooked and undervalued area.”

Ellie is a member of Resolution, the largest membership organisation for family justice professionals, as well as being a trained collaborative lawyer. 

She has been recognised by the Chambers Guide and Legal 500, which are both independent guides that rank legal professionals. 

LCF Law’s managing partner, Ragan Montgomery, said:

 “All three new partners are not only highly experienced lawyers, but they really care about their clients and have longstanding relationships that results in plenty of repeat work and recommendations.

She added,

 "We look forward to working with Rebecca, Liam and Ellie as we continue to strengthen our 145-strong team.”




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