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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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