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15 June 2020 Firm updates

All our offices are now open for pre-arranged appointments where a telephone meeting is not possible. Contact us as normal by phone or email to arrange a meeting to discuss your matter but please bear in mind that many of our staff continue to work from home so we can only see you if you have pre-arranged an appointment. Our main priority at this time is to maintain a safe environment for our staff and visitors to our offices so we ask that you assist us with this by following the guidelines set out below. Covid-19 Workplace Risk Assessments We have carried out a Health and Safety Risk Assessment at each of our offices to ensure that we have appropriate arrangements in place. These include: Pre-arranged appointments with at least 30 minutes between each appointment…
18 March 2020 Firm updates

As uncertainty mounts about Coronavirus in the UK, we wish to reassure all of our clients and contacts that it is business as usual. We have robust plans in place to minimise any disruption and will continue to operate as normal whilst also protecting our clients, our staff and the wider community. We are committed to supporting our clients and contacts throughout this period whilst monitoring updates and following Government advice.  We have drawn up plans that will enable us to continue serving our clients and contacts including equipping our staff for home-working. All our clients will be able to maintain contact with our staff via telephone and email however, we have decided for everyone’s protection that we are unable to make client appointments at any of our offices from Thursday 19th March.  We will however…
27 February 2020 Firm updates

Leading law firm Pearsons & Ward Solicitors, is proud to be supporting local rugby club  Malton & Norton RUFC by sponsoring the home match against Pocklington on Saturday 29th February, kick-off 2:15 pm. Pearsons & Ward (part of Ware & Kay Solicitors Ltd with offices in Malton, York & Wetherby) have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Malton & Norton Rugby Club for many years and are continuing to show their ongoing commitment by providing match-day sponsorship. William Browne Club Chairman of Malton & Norton RUFC said “We are really looking forward to welcoming the team from Pearsons & Ward along with guests to our home game against Pocklington on Saturday.  Our association with this local firm of Solicitors goes back to the founding of our club in 1953, and during those early years we…
11 December 2019 Firm updates

A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you decide who you would like to make decisions for you if you lose mental capacity.  While you may be tempted to try and do it yourself, the process is complicated and if not followed correctly your Lasting Power of Attorney may not be valid when you need to use it. Emma Elwess, Head of Private Client at Pearsons & Ward in Malton gives you her top ten reasons why you should always use us to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. How to make a lasting power of attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney must: be made by someone aged 18 or over who has mental capacity to understand what they are doing; be prepared using prescribed forms which request specific information and include a number of…
25 November 2019 Firm updates

We look forward to working with you in 2020 and continuing to deliver the best possible service.
23 October 2019 Firm updates

What job would you like to have other than your own? As I love what I do, I cannot really imagine doing anything else.  However, I do enjoy helping the younger members of the Firm, passing on my knowledge and experience so perhaps teaching was a route I could have chosen. Greatest Achievement? Getting to where I am now.  It has not always been easy juggling work with family life and I could not have done it without the support of my husband and children.  I do look back sometimes and wonder how I managed it! What makes you angry? These things irritate me rather than make me angry: Bad manners – there is no excuse for them. People not using their common sense – a little can go a long way in…
15 October 2019 Firm updates

Pearsons & Ward Solicitors are delighted to have sponsored the 2019 Great Annual Michaelmas Show & Sale of Breeding Sheep at Malton Market on Friday 4th October.  Hazel Anyon, Agricultural Solicitor, Philip Taylor, Head of Residential Conveyancing at Malton and Emma Mennell, Paralegal, attended the event to present the Rosettes to the champions. The judge for the day was Richard Clifford, of Sledmere Farms. Hazel Anyon said, “Pearsons & Ward is committed to supporting local farmers and businesses in the area and the sponsorship of the Show is a great example of this”. Philip Taylor added, “This Show is a large event for the local community and we are delighted that Pearsons & Ward have been involved”. The results were: The R Farnell Memorial Trophy for the champion Suffolk Ram in the show was…
04 October 2019 Firm updates

  Acorn Community Care– provides support training and respite for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities Helmsley Walled Gardens – organises a horticultural therapy scheme Next Steps – helps people with mental health problems in a variety of ways Ryedale Special Families – supports families and children with disabilities Ryedale Carers Support – with the help of volunteers they provide respite for carers, the cared for and older people living on their own Ryedale Community Transport – organises a variety of schemes to meet rural transport need for the isolated, elderly and people with mobility problems Sight Support – provides support and information for people who are blind or partially sighted We will write your will in return for a donation to Ryedale Charities Together. There is a minimum amount for this, but if you wish to give…
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