Dean Jowett has been appointed as a partner in the commercial property team at Bradford and Leeds law firm Schofield Sweeney.

His appointment takes the commercial property team to seven partners, making it one of the largest teams in the area.

Dean is a specialist in commercial and residential development, property finance and estate management work and has advised household names such as Persimmon Homes, Q-Park and RBS.

Qualifying in 2005 at Hammonds, Dean moved to DWF in 2007.

Dean said: “I was looking for a well-established regional law firm with a full-service offering. Schofield Sweeney is exactly that and is well thought of by its clients.”