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15 September 2017 Firm updates

Staff from Ware & Kay will be aiming to tackle the three highest mountain peaks in Yorkshire in less than 12 hours in aid of the Charlie Mortimer Fund. A team of 30 from Ware & Kay Solicitors, which is based in York, Wetherby & Malton, will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 24th September.  The team is made up of staff, family members and friends aged between 13 and 70.  The route is 24.5 miles long and will see them climb the mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough - a total ascent of around 1,450 metres! The Charlie Mortimer Fund was founded following the unexpected death of Charlie on the 15th August 2009, a local Malton child.  Charlie had undiagnosed MCADD, a rare genetic condition where a person has…
01 September 2017 Firm updates

Ware & Kay Solicitors has been given expert advice on understanding dementia, and how to help people living with dementia. Staff attended an Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends information session at Ware & Kay offices in Wetherby, run by Karen Leaf from Wetherby in Support of the Elderly.  Dementia Friends is a charity which is working to change our perception of dementia and how we think, talk and act about the condition.  The charity is about learning more about dementia and the small ways we can all help - from telling friends about the programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly is a registered charity organisation that aims to improve quality of life for the over 60s by providing community based activities, information, help and support. Laura Schofield…
17 August 2017 Firm updates

Peter Lawrence, a Consultant for Ware & Kay with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton was today marking his retirement after 47 years. Peter celebrated an event with friends, colleagues, clients and business contacts at the Ware & Kay offices at Sentinel House, Peasholme Green, York, on 16th August.  He has built up a long and distinguished reputation as one of the leading Commercial Property, Planning & Agricultural Lawyers in Yorkshire.   Having qualified in 1970, Peter came to North Yorkshire in 1972 and was a partner in a country town practice for 30 years followed by practising as a Sole Practitioner for 8 years.  He has been a highly valued member of the firm since the merger of his practice with Ware & Kay. Peter said "I have seen and experienced many changes…
22 July 2017 Firm updates

York, 22nd July, 2017 Peter Kay, David Hyams, Andrew Little, David Kershaw, Laura Schofield and Owen Thomas successfully completed a 'Super Sprint' Triathlon at Castle Howard on Saturday 22nd July as in aid of Huntington's Disease Association as part of a fund raising initiative organised by Pamela Precious, current President of the Yorkshire Law Society. Peter Kay, Owen Thomas & Laura Schofield formed one relay team and David Hyams, & David Kershaw & Andrew Little formed the second relay team.  Each team respectively completing a 400m open water swim in the Great Lake at Castle Howard, a 23km cycle race over the Howardian Hills and a 4km run and finished 3rd and 4th respectively out of 7 teams.  Other relay teams co-ordinated by the Yorkshire Law Society included Harrowells, Andrew Jackson, Dere Street Chambers…
08 June 2017 Firm updates

Ware & Kay Solicitors are delighted to announce that Charles Docherty has joined their rapidly expanding Commercial department as a Commercial Property Solicitor.  His appointment complements an already successful and highly experienced team which is able to advise on every aspect of commercial property. Charles will specialise in a wide range of commercial property matters.  This will include acting for clients who wish to buy and sell commercial properties and businesses, acting for landlords and tenants in the grant or renewal of leases and assisting with transactions involving the development of land or properties. Charles arrives at Ware & Kay with over 12 years experience in Commercial Property Law.  He studied at Sheffield University before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2003 and starting his career in London.  Charles has extensive experience and is extremely well-regarded…
01 June 2017 Firm updates

Growing law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors is adding to its team with the appointment of Laura Schofield at its Wetherby office, to assist the elderly and infirm in the management of their estates. Laura, an experienced solicitor, will specifically focus on Wills and the administration of estates including overseeing the financial affairs of the infirm and elderly clients, while advising on the inheritance tax implications based on individual circumstances. Laura will help clients to protect against the difficulties that arise in dealing with finances or personal decisions if mental capacity is lost, by preparing a lasting power of attorney. She is also highly experienced with Court of Protection proceedings and deputyship applications. Following the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University, Laura gained valuable experience and knowledge working in Wills and Probate Departments at two practices in York…
15 May 2017 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 just £60 or £110 (inc. VAT) for a pair of basic matching (mirror) Wills - a considerable discount on their usual price. 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…
07 May 2017 Firm updates

Making a Will and letting your family and friends know your wishes are vital, and it can be a lot more affordable and straightforward than you think... MAKE A WILL WEEK 8-14 MAY A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever have drawn up, but it's something that many people put off. If YOU don't have a Will, or your Will needs updating.  Ware & Kay Solicitors has once again teamed up with St Leonard's Hospice to give you the opportunity to have your Will written free of charge in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. Making a Will allows you to make things easier for those you leave behind, as well as ensuring your wishes are clear if you choose to leave a gift to a charity.  The legacies…
17 March 2017 Firm updates

Friday, 17 March 2017 Holly Stevens, Owen Thomas, Nick Wardle, Hazel Anyon and Andrew Little did a magnificent job supporting York Against Cancer in the Go-Karting Challenge. The whole event raised approximately £5,000.  York Against Cancer are celebrating their 30th year and all funds raised are being directed to two big projects. The money raised from the evening will go towards a mobile chemotherapy unit which will go out to all the smaller towns such as Malton, Selby and as a far as Scarborough.
15 February 2017 Firm updates

Expanding Wetherby, York and Malton law firm, Ware & Kay Solicitors Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Dunn at their Wetherby office further strengthening their Wills & Probate team. Elizabeth joins as a Chartered Legal Executive, and specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney and the administration of individual estates when they die. Following her Law Degree at the University of Hull and Legal Practice Course in York, Elizabeth gained valuable experience and knowledge working in a Wills and Probate department at a practice in York.  During this time Elizabeth continued her studies to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive. Elizabeth said 'I am thrilled to be starting at Ware & Kay and to join the Wills & Probate Team.  They have an excellent reputation.  I really enjoy helping people to get their…
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