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06 October 2013 Firm updates

A well respected and hugely knowledgeable solicitor of the North Yorkshire legal community has retired after 41 years. Peter Joslin, third from left, with Partners at Solicitors Ware & Kay, from left: David Hyams, Peter Kay, David Liddell and Michael Peach, at his retirement party   Peter Joslin, a solicitor for Ware & Kay incorporating Sykes Lee & Brydson in York was today marking his retirement after 41 years. Mr Joslin joined Sykes, Lee & Brydson as an Articled Clerk in 1972 and qualified in 1974 and remained at Sykes Lee & Brydson for the whole of his working life being based at Judges Court during that time. Mr Joslin became a Partner in 1978 and was the Senior Partner of Sykes Lee & Brydson before it merged with Ware & Kay in July 2013 whose…
27 September 2013 Firm updates

Michael Peach has been elected as Vice President of The Yorkshire Law Society this year and President from April 2014. Michael has been a member of The Yorkshire Law Society for 26 years. Michael Peach said "I am very much looking forward to representing the Society and solicitors in the York area locally and nationally. I am also looking forward to making new contacts and develop existing relationships both for the profession generally and for Ware & Kay. I am expecting a very busy, interesting and challenging time, particularly during my Presidential year. There will be many new and rewarding events and activities to get involved with." Gill Wilkinson who attended her first Council meeting on 12th June 2013 is also delighted to be elected as a Council member of The Yorkshire Law Society and will…
20 September 2013 Firm updates

Cycling enthusiasts Peter Kay (Senior Partner), David Hyams (Partner), David Kershaw (Solicitor), Andrew Daffern (Practice Manager) and Richard Daffern (Fireman from North Yorkshire Fire Brigade) succeeded in cycling 192 miles from coast to coast in only two and half days. They set off on the gruelling 192 mile bike ride from Barrow in Furness on Friday 7th June and completed 76 miles on the first leg of their journey before stopping at Kirkby Stephen.  On the second day they cycled another 74 miles to Osmotherly before completing the rest of the journey on the 9th June in Whitby with a fish and chip lunch. Peter Kay said "Nothing can beat the massive sense of achievement you feel having done the coast to coast.  It was a stunning ride through Cumbria then the Yorkshire Dales, across…
15 July 2013 Firm updates

The family of Gill Wilkinson, Head of Employment at Ware & Kay, her husband Les Wilkinson, David Wilkinson (son aged 18) and Rebecca Wilkinson (daughter aged 16) have all set themselves a challenge and are getting set to run in the Jane Tomlinson York 10k on Sunday 4th August 2013 at 9:30am in support of the Missing People charity. It will be the first 10k race (6.2 miles) David and Rebecca have run.  They see this as a big challenge and no mean feat but are confident about reaching the finishing line in under one hour. Gill said "It is a challenging course starting at York Knavesmire Racecourse and winding through the ancient streets of York city centre, passing Clifford's Tower and York Minster and finishing again on the Racecourse. The teenagers came up with the…
02 July 2013 Firm updates

TWO long-established Yorkshire legal firms have merged, it was announced yesterday. Ware & Kay, which has offices in York and Wetherby, said that it has joined forces with Sykes Lee & Brydson. The combined practices will operate under the name Ware & Kay, headed by Peter Kay as senior partner. Ware & Kay said that it identified that Sykes Lee & Brydson shares "a similar ethos and approach to its own", adding that as a result of the merger annual turnover will rise by 25 per cent from £2m. The firm said that it welcomed the additional staff and its clients as part of a planned expansion strategy. The financial details of the merger were not disclosed. Ware & Kay has been operating for 200 years, while the history of Sykes Lee & Brydson goes back to at least 1830 and…
01 July 2013 Firm updates

TWO historic York law firms have merged Ware & Kay and Sykes Lee & Brydson each has more than 200 years of history in York, and will create an enlarged Ware & Kay, employing 66 staff and five partners, at the firm's Peasholme Green premises. Ware & Kay has taken on 13 additional staff from Sykes Lee & Brydson, which was based in two sites in Acomb and Judges' Court, Coney Street, York, where it has been based since at least 1850. Peter Kay, senior partner at Ware & Kay, said: "As a larger firm our business clients benefit from a much broader range of expertise, including corporate, commercial and employment teams, an extensive litigation and dispute resolution capability and the addition of niche know-how in fields such as mediation. "The families and individuals we serve…
15 October 2012 Firm updates

Law firms Ware & Kay, based in Peasholme Green, York, and P J Lawrence of Slingsby, have merged. Peter Kay, the senior partner of Ware & Kay, which employs five partners and 45 staff in York and Wetherby, said the merger would create an even strong team for the firm and a history of more than two centuries.  He said: "Bringing both firms together presents a great opportunity to build on the quality of support we offer already as a full service law firm to our clients now and in the future across Yorkshire, while maintaining the close client relationships that are at the heart of our approach." Peter Lawrence of P J Lawrence said "Ware & Kay is a very long-established and highly regarded firm and this merger will allow a wider service to…
12 October 2012 Firm updates

The offices comprise of a modern stables conversion in Wetherby town centre.  There are 1,340 square feet of modern office space, ground floor private consultation rooms and on site car parking. The move comes as part of the firm's strategic review of the business to target new business opportunities across West & North Yorkshire. Senior Partner Peter Kay said "the move and the position of the new offices will give us an opportunity to benefit from established business relationships and take advantage of commercial opportunities that arise in the town centre. In addition, the quality of the office space and the proximity to the town centre helped the team make the decision to move to this prestigious address". The full postal address is: The Aire Suite Brunswick Court Victoria Street Wetherby LS22 6RE Our telephone…
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