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  • Pearsons & Ward expands its wills and probate team

    Leading law firm Pearsons & Ward Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Carter as Solicitor to its growing Wills & Probate team in Malton.

    Laura is the latest appointment for Pearsons & Ward, part of Ware & Kay Solicitors Ltd, which serves clients across Ryedale, North and East Yorkshire.

    In her new role Laura will advise clients on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (which help clients protect against the difficulties that arise with finances or personal decisions if mental capacity is lost), inheritance tax planning and the administration of estates after someone has died.

    Having grown up in Ryedale and living in Pickering, Laura is well known in the area and her local knowledge will be a huge benefit to developing relationships with the Ryedale community.  As a graduate of the University of York and the York College of Law, Laura gained extensive experience and knowledge working in a Leeds practice and qualified as a Solicitor in 2015.  Laura is eager to play an active part in the town and countryside and will be working closely with Emma Elwess & Lynne Smith.

    Emma Elwess, Director said “We are delighted to welcome Laura to our growing Private Client department.  Laura’s knowledge both of the area and especially of the farming community will be a great asset to the firm adding to the depth and experience that we already have in the team.”

    Commenting on her appointment, Laura said “I’m delighted to have joined Pearsons & Ward, especially given how well known and respected it is throughout Ryedale and beyond.  As a farmer’s granddaughter and having grown up in the area I look forward to building long-term relationships within this farming community and supporting clients to meet their objectives or through times of loss.”

    The firm, which is based in Malton, York & Wetherby offers a broad range of expertise in many areas and is committed to providing the highest quality service.