Ian Fisher, now a Consultant with Ware & Kay Solicitors with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton has recently celebrated 50 years with the firm as one of the leading Wills & Probate Practitioners in Yorkshire.
Ian celebrated an evening with family and colleagues at a Greyhound Racing evening in Sheffield on 19th July where the firm sponsored a race called Ware & Kay – Fisher’s Nifty Fifty Fanfare!
Ian is the longest serving employee at Ware & Kay Solicitors. He joined the Wills & Probate department when the firm was known as Newbald Kay & Sons on 7th July 1969 at its office in Lendal, York.
He studied law in evening classes at Leeds Polytechnic and later correspondence courses to complete his Chartered Legal Executive finals. He then went on to qualify as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and become a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Ian followed a tradition of long service and became the Head of Wills & Probate following the retirement of his predecessor who also completed 50 years with the firm.
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. 50 years on, Ian will be continuing his long and distinguished service in the legal community.
Ian Fisher commented “When I first started work all telephone calls went through a switchboard in reception. There were no direct dials and mobiles had not even been invented. Secretaries took dictation using shorthand and letters and documents were prepared on manual typewriters. Technology has changed and improved the way things are done but one thing that has not changed is the personal way we deal with our clients. I have always been happy at Ware & Kay and still enjoy helping clients through difficult times”.
Ware & Kay’s Senior Director Peter Kay said: “I have known Ian since 1969 and worked with him for the last 38 years. He has always been the same friendly, caring and helpful person that clients and colleagues have enjoyed working with throughout his outstanding career. Ian remains a great influence and inspiration for his Ware & Kay colleagues and in demand from clients. There is no better testament to his friendly and approachable manner in providing first class advice and service.”