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12 August 2015 Firm updates

Fast-growing York & Wetherby law firm, Ware & Kay Solicitors, has strengthened its litigation team with the appointment of Anna Roughley. Anna Roughley, who studied at York St. John University joins as a Paralegal, specialising in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. She graduated from BPP Law School in Leeds and will be based at Ware & Kay Solicitors office in York. Anna said "I enjoy the variety of work that civil litigation has to offer in respect of both clients and other areas of law. I gain great satisfaction from utilising my legal skills and practical expertise in order to help others resolve their legal disputes.  I am also looking forward to joining such a vibrant and well respected firm as Ware & Kay and working with a great team of people". Ware & Kay Solicitors Senior…
12 August 2015 Firm updates

Ware & Kay Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Wills & Probate Solicitor Sian Foster. Sian studied locally at the University of York and the York College of Law and she has many years of experience looking after clients and helping them with their Wills & Probate guiding them and providing assistance when dealing with the loss of a loved one.  She also has particular experience in how to avoid unnecessary Inheritance Tax and Powers of Attorney to ensure that clients are protected in the event of physical or mental incapacity. Sian is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation which is committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Commenting on her appointment, Sian said: "Ware & Kay Solicitors is one…
13 June 2015 Firm updates

A Solicitor from Ware & Kay is to pedal over 70 mile in the 32nd annual Great Yorkshire Bike Ride to raise money for a varied group of charities. The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is one of the biggest cycling events around and every year around 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge. Robert Bellhouse, Family Solicitor & Trained Mediator from the York office will take on the challenge cycling from Wetherby to Filey.  The ride takes place on Saturday 6th June in some of Yorkshire's best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast. Robert said "I am delighted to take part in this cycle ride in order support these charities and thank everyone for sponsoring me.  There is always a great team spirit among the volunteers…
05 May 2015 Firm updates

Ware & Kay Solicitors, one of York's leading law firms, has been chosen to act as the Solicitors for Make it York which is York's new Destination Management Organisation, tasked with helping to improve the economic well-being of the City. Make it York brings together the work currently delivered by Visit York, Science City York (SCY) and City of York Council's inward investment, business support and events and festivals teams into one new strategic and dynamic company. Peter Kay, Senior Director at Ware & Kay Solicitors said 'We are delighted that Ware & Kay has been chosen to act as the Solicitors for Make it York.  York's new Destination Organisation has an overarching remit to market the city and its surroundings - nationally and internationally - as an exciting place to live, visit, study and…
03 May 2015 Firm updates

DONATION TO PRESIDENT'S CHARITY OF THE YEAR Michael Peach, the President of the Yorkshire Law Society and Director from Ware & Kay Solicitors Ltd handed over a cheque to Martin House Children's Hospice after raising money for his chosen charity throughout the last year. Ware & Kay have been active supporters of Martin House for many years and last year Michael took time out of his busy working schedule at Ware & Kay where he specialises in Commercial and Residential Property to visit the hospice. This has enabled him to understand the work that it does for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families both during their lifetimes but also in the years following their bereavement. The hospice is the only one for children and young people in North, West and East…
25 April 2015 Firm updates

Every year St. Leonard's Hospice joins forces with the national organisation 'Dying Matters' to encourage people to be more open about death, dying and bereavement. Make 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. This year, St. Leonard's Hospice are offering you the opportunity to have a Will written, in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. St. Leonard's Hospice are very grateful to the participating solicitors who are giving their time, free of charge, to write basic Wills in exchange for a suggested donation to St. Leonard's Hospice. To take part, simply contact Ware & Kay. Arrange an appointment Please do this within a month of the campaign launch.  Numbers are limited, so please book early…
07 April 2015 Firm updates

Leave your legacy to help us continue ours... Martin House Children's Hospice is launching their third Make a Will Month, working with local solicitors Ware & Kay. During the month of May, you can make or update a Will with Ware & Kay for a reduced fee of £60 for a single simple Will and £110 for a pair. In the York area alone Martin House currently supports over 65 families. To these families with children with a shortened life expectancy the hospice, based in Clifford near Wetherby, provides support and practical help when it really matters. "Legacies 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" explains Alyson Wort from Martin House. "There…
22 January 2015 Firm updates

A York, Wetherby & Malton firm of Solicitors says 'farewell' to one of its long-serving Solicitors after over 33 years with the firm. Ware & Kay held a celebratory evening at Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwalk, York in honor of retiring Family Solicitor, Jonathan Leach with family, friends, colleagues, clients and former clients on Wednesday 28th January. Jonathan has built up a long and distinguished reputation as one of the leading Family Lawyers in Yorkshire and was instrumental in setting up the Mediation Department for which he has a particular expertise. Jonathan was educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley and Liverpool University. Following several years of study and training in Leeds he moved to York in January 1982 which led to him becoming Managing Partner, before taking up the role of Consultant and Head of…
22 January 2015 Firm updates

A York law firm is bidding farewell to a family solicitor who has served more than 33 years with the business. A celebratory event is being held next week at Merchant Taylors Hall, in Aldwark, to mark the retirement of Jonathan Leach from Ware & Kay Solicitors. Having served at the firm's York, Wetherby & Malton offices, Mr Leach played a key role in setting up Ware & Kay's mediation department. Mr Leach also serves as a part-time deputy district judge of York, and is acting senior coroner, with both roles set to continue following his retirement. He is also a member of and an assessor for the Law Society Family Law Panel and assistant coroner for West Yorkshire Eastern District. Mr Leach said "It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work at…
22 January 2015 Firm updates

At Ware & Kay Solicitors, we have never been known to stand still. We are already planning our next steps to grow as a firm to continue to deliver the best legal services across Yorkshire and beyond. Ware & Kay consolidated a 12 month period of rapid growth following the merger with Sykes Lee & Brydson in 2013. We recorded revenue equating to more than 25 per cent growth in 2013/14 compared to the previous 12 months and are expecting it to grow 12 per cent on those figures for 2014/2015. We also had a busy year with the firm increasing our headcount by more than 25 per cent, bringing the total number of staff to 76 across our offices in York, Wetherby & Malton .  Our modern, stable-block offices in Wetherby town centre have…
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