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01 October 2021 Firm updates

Leading Yorkshire Law Firm Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby and Malton) has announced a new key appointment.  David Hyams will assume the role of Managing Director from 1st October to drive the firm forward and deliver its growth strategy. Ware & Kay, a full service law firm continues to go from strength to strength, providing a high quality and personal service to clients.  David, who has been a Director and Head of Commercial Property since 2003, will now head up the firm as part of the strategic plan for the future. Having considerable operational experience, David will be bringing a wealth of managerial insight to the role and will work closely with his colleagues across the firm’s other offices. This appointment will help take the firm to the next stage of its…
08 September 2021 Firm updates

Leading Law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors has appointed Danielle Bebbington, a qualified Solicitor to its expanding Wills & Probate Department. Her appointment is a further addition to the firm’s expertise in this sector. Originally from Wakefield, she graduated from the University of Leeds and having qualified as a Solicitor began her career in Bradford. With a breadth of experience across the full Wills & Probate spectrum Danielle has represented a number of high profile clients and is extremely well-regarded.  Danielle will be based at the York office. Danielle will advise clients on a broad range of matters.  These range from the preparation of Wills, creation of Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and making applications for Grants of Probate.  She has experience of looking after clients and guiding them and providing assistance when dealing with the…
03 September 2021 Firm updates

Expanding law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton) is delighted to announce the appointment of well-known leading Corporate and Commercial Solicitor, David Silver to join the Corporate and Commercial Services Team. David brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial law both in the UK and overseas.  David is widely recognised for his experience in handling complex cases and providing advice in all aspects of company and business sales together with mergers and acquisitions. David will give advice regarding shareholder agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, corporate finance and general company law.  David has particular experience in advising firms on company formation & compliance and writing commercial contracts, both domestic and cross-border, international franchise agreements and terms of trade across a wide range of business sectors. Originally from Liverpool…
05 August 2021 Firm updates

Expanding Yorkshire law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton) is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Bradwell, an experienced Litigation Solicitor to its growing Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Her appointment is a further addition to the firm’s expertise in this sector. Julie brings with her a wealth of experience in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution. She is widely recognised for her experience in handling complex cases particularly for clients who are contesting Wills and bringing inheritance claims. Julie will also provide a range of advice to clients who are disputing the termination of commercial and residential leases, property contract disputes, boundary and property nuisance disputes and professional negligence Originally from Newcastle, Julie arrives at Ware & Kay with over 31 years’ experience in litigation and dispute…
06 July 2021 Firm updates

Yorkshire Law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby and Malton) has added Lucy Riley as a new Trainee Solicitor to its team. Lucy has been awarded a Training Contract which will see her working towards becoming a fully-qualified solicitor. Lucy studied at the University of Hull for her LLB Law Degree and joined Ware & Kay as a Litigation Paralegal in 2019.  She then studied for a combined Legal Practice Course and LLM (Masters in Law) in Professional Legal Practice and was awarded a Distinction at the University of Law in Leeds.  Lucy has been part of the Litigation & Disputes team for the last two years and will continue to work in the Department. Commenting Lucy said: “It is becoming increasingly difficult for law graduates to secure legal roles within…
30 April 2021 Firm updates

Bella O’Keeffe Solicitor at leading law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors has been admitted to full membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (known as STEP for short), a professional body who recognise the highest achievements in STEP qualifications globally and is committed to helping people manage their affairs. Bella is now holding an internationally recognised qualification that demonstrates her practical and detailed understanding of the law and the procedures involved in trust and probate procedure, tax and accounting.  She is entitled to use the designation STEP to showcase her specialist expertise and give her clients the confidence and peace of mind of knowing that she has reached the exacting standards which are required by this body.   Bella, who juggled her full-time role as a Solicitor to study for the exam over…
19 April 2021 Firm updates

Ian Fisher has retired after a distinguished service of over 50 years with leading law firm Ware & Kay, with offices in York, Wetherby and Malton.  Ian joined the Wills & Probate department when the firm was known as Newbald Kay & Sons on 7th July 1969 at its office in Lendal, York and remained in this department until his retirement, becoming Ware & Kay’s longest-serving employee. Throughout his career, Ian has worked tirelessly for his clients and assisted many generations of families.  He is well respected and hugely knowledgeable in the field of Wills & Probate, Estate Administration, Inheritance Tax Planning and later life care through the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Ian Fisher commented: “Ware & Kay has been a significant factor throughout my life.  When I first started work secretaries took…
15 April 2021 Firm updates

Leave your legacy to help us continue ours. If, like many other people you have been putting off writing your Will, this is your chance to put that right. Ware & Kay Solicitors has teamed up with Martin House to give you the opportunity to have your basic Will written for free Legacies are vitally important to Martin House. In fact, they make up more than a quarter of our entire voluntary income, meaning the cost of caring for one in four of our children is covered by gifts left in Wills. Over half of UK adults have not made a Will. It's not always easy to think about what might happen when we die. But making a Will is an important step to ensuring the people and things you care about are taken care of after you're gone. Your…
15 April 2021 Firm updates

David Hyams is director of commercial property at Ware & Kay Solicitors, based in the York office. What are the prospects for the property sector in Yorkshire and Humber? In the mid to long term, I am positive about the prospects for the property sector as the region has so much to offer.  We are obviously facing challenging times at the moment, particularly in the hospitality sector, but once we have got through to the other side, I am confident that there will be a release of pent-up demand and we shall soon be back on our feet again. What is the best project you have been involved in? In recent times it was acting for a landlord on the grant of a lease of 15,000 sq ft office unit to a large regional accountancy practice.  It was a…
14 April 2021 Firm updates

Pearsons & Ward Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Solicitor Tracie Middleton to its growing Residential Property Team in Malton. Tracie is the latest appointment for Pearsons & Ward, part of Ware & Kay Solicitors Ltd which serves clients across Ryedale, North and East Yorkshire. In her new role Tracie will provide comprehensive advice to clients on all types of residential property transactions, including buying and selling freehold properties for registered and unregistered land.  She also has experience of purchasing buy-to-lets, landlord and tenant work, mortgage transactions and property registrations. Originally from Cheshire Tracie moved to Yorkshire in 2001 and arrives at Pearsons & Ward with experience in Residential Property Law. She completed the legal practice course at the University of Law in Leeds with a Masters in 2017 and started her…
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