Just Beverley Issue 72 - Flipbook - Page 4
A local solicitor in Beverley is celebrating his
55th year as a practising solicitor
Leon Lurie, born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, in
June 1940 when the evacuation of the British
Army from Dunkirk had just been completed,
first qualified as a solicitor on 1 December 1965.
He has been helping local people with a whole
variety of issues ever since.
Leon worked in general practice, turning his hand
to debt collection, Magistrates Court appearances,
divorce, paternity, property work, and wills &
He has lifetime experience in property
transactions, wills & probate, and has had
countless experiences of human behaviour over
the past 55 years.
After gaining a Law Degree from Hull University
in 1962, Leon began his legal career with his
‘Articles’, which is now known as a Training
Contract, with a local Hull firm between 1962 and
1965. During his Articles, he was paid £1 per week
during the first year, and £1.50 per week during
the second year.
Decades later in the 1980s, Leon became involved
with a local software company who created the
first ever conveyancing software package. As a
result of this, he had two trips to America to gather
information on legal services.
This led to fascinating experiences in Silicon
Valley where discussions were taking place about
computer networks and the possibilities that these
Having left Beverley after working there in a
supervisory role in the early 1980s, Leon was
drawn back and returned to live in Beverley,
on the site of the former Beverley Westwood
Maternity Hospital, in 2019.
He said: “I have been very fortunate to work in the
practice of James Legal in both Hull and Beverley
offices. Part of my work is mentoring younger
members of staff which is extremely rewarding”.
Leon tries to source everything he can from
Beverley shops and tradespeople, and he also
supports the Beverley Cherry Tree Community
Centre by providing free legal advice.
Now facing the next challenges and opportunities
in the New Year, Leon remains “enthusiastic to
continue as a solicitor helping local people with a
whole variety of issues for many years to come”.
As for the future of legal services, he remains
optimistic: “The impact of Covid-19 has brought
about immense changes with home working,
virtual offices and client communication, and the
new INDEPENDENT FUNERAL
A well-known Beverley funeral director has
launched his own independent locally based
ability to use online meeting forums across the
world has brought an exciting, new era for the
development of legal services”.
NEW BOOK FROM
Local author Marion Gamble has had her
sixth children’s book published.
Based on Lincoln Way in Beverley, Lewis Northen
Funeral Directors is an independent family
business giving the personal touch to funeral
services in Beverley and the surrounding areas.
“William likes to Bounce” is a fun story
for pre-school children and early readers,
with rhyming text to encourage language
Lewis Northen, who has developed an unrivalled
reputation over many years in the town as a wellestablished Beverley funeral director, has 10 years’
experience looking after families in Beverley
and the surrounding areas.
Featuring beautiful colour illustrations, the
story can be used to promote physical
activities and create imaginative games.
Born and raised in Beverley, he has experience
in supporting families and delivering a funeral
service that will meet each family’s individual
Lewis prides the company on creating a warm,
calming atmosphere in the new funeral home,
as caring for loved ones is at the heart of what
they do. Being Beverley’s only born and raised
independent Funeral director means a lot to Lewis
as he feels strongly about looking after his Local
Marion is passionate about children having
access to good books and stories from an
early age, her other books have proved
popular with children and parents alike.
The book is available from Amazon and
other online websites and can be ordered
from any good bookshop.
Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, the
company offers a comprehensive range of
services including advice, guidance and support
for families and their loved ones. Pre-arranged
funeral plans are also available.
Contact Lewis Northen Funeral Directors on
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