LIZ Turner has swapped lecturing for a return to practising law after joining Langleys Solicitors.

She joins Langleys as a senior associate in the dispute resolution team, specialising in property litigation on behalf of landlords and tenants.

Ms Turner was previously course director at Leeds Law School, part of Leeds Beckett University, where she taught property law, practice and procedure and professional conduct to undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Before lecturing at the University, Liz was an associate with Eversheds’ real estate dispute team and Hammonds, now Squire Patton Boggs.

In her new role at Langleys, she will act on a broad range of contentious commercial property matters.

TWO founders of Leeds cloud computing provider virtualDCS have joined the board of growing Harrogate-based business the Yorkshire Cloud.

Richard May and John Murray, who were pioneers in the cloud computing field in the 1990s, will bring their industry knowledge and technical expertise to Yorkshire Cloud, which was set up by director Jonathan Edwards in 2012, and has grown to provide virtual desktop services for more than 350 desks for clients in Yorkshire and beyond.

Mr Edwards said: “Yorkshire Cloud has enjoyed great success over the last five years and Richard and John joining the board demonstrates our intent to grow the business further. Their experience in this sector goes back many years and I’m sure they will both prove to be an integral part of our plans for evolution and expansion.”

A NEW chief executive has taken over the reins at Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People.

Martin Warhurst, 43, joined Martin House in July following a career in social housing and finance. He replaces Angela Monaghan, who stepped down in May.

A chartered accountant by training, Mr Warhurst spent ten years as an audit and advisory consultant to the social housing sector, before joining Cestria Community Housing in County Durham, first as director of finance and corporate services and then becoming managing director in 2014.

He grew up in Wakefield and has two sons.