A KEIGHLEY law firm has announced a new appointment to its board of directors.

Lisa Wood, from Oakworth, has joined the board of Waddington Turner Wall Solicitors. (WTW)

She began working at the firm in 1990 as a junior typist. Shortly afterwards she was promoted to a secretarial post in the civil litigation department.

With encouragement and support from the practice she completed a law degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, closely followed by completion of the Legal Practice Course at University of Huddersfield.

A spokesman for the solicitors business said: "The fact this was achieved while Lisa was working full time and with a young family is all the more admirable.

"She was admitted to the roll of solicitors for England and Wales in 2011 and chose to specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and probate litigation.

"Through her determination, resilience, hard work and ability Lisa has proved herself both in legal work and management tasks, meriting this appointment.

"Away from the office, Lisa is an enthusiastic member of the National Trust. She enjoys DIY and cooking."

Lisa said: "I'm delighted to finally be able to share this news. My family and the WTW team have been really supportive, and I view this as a positive step for both me and the company.

"I'm more than ready to play my part in the business's ongoing success and development."