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Pearsons & Ward



You have landed on this page because Pearsons & Ward changed

its name to Ware & Kay on 1st April, 2024 



Two Historic Names One Great Legal Firm


Pearsons & Ward Solicitors in Malton is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to Ware & Kay Solicitors (incorporating Pearsons & Ward) on 1st April 2024.  Pearsons & Ward merged with Ware & Kay in 2015 having always shared a similar ethos and approach.

Following the merger Pearsons & Ward continued to retain its long historical name.  However, after extensive consideration and consultation, it was decided that the practices will operate under the name Ware & Kay headed by David Hyams as Managing Director.  The change in Malton is a key part of the firm’s strategy of uniting the firm behind the brand name of Ware & Kay.

David Hyams said: “The primary driving force behind the name change was about the firm unifying itself under one name to enhance the client service and streamline our operations. The move to unite under a single name serves to eliminate confusion and reinforce a cohesive brand identity in the legal market.  The new name signifies a commitment to growth, innovation and adaptability in an evolving legal landscape.  Clients can expect a continuation of the exceptional service and legal expertise that both firms have individually provided over the years now amplified through the synergy of a unified entity.” 

Emma Elwess, Director and Head of the Malton Office said: “In analysing our collective strengths, objectives and the needs of our clients, the change of name seemed the most natural step forward.  The families and individuals we serve will benefit greatly with the continued availability of wills & probate solicitors, residential property solicitors and a family law team.  Our business clients will also continue to benefit from a broad range of expertise including corporate & commercial services, commercial property, employment and an extensive litigation capability.  As we embark on this new chapter together we aim to set even higher standards of legal service, guided by a shared ethos of integrity, effectiveness and client-centric values.”