York-based property and life planning solicitor’s firm, Guest Walker, has made a number of key senior appointments to strengthen its management and Life Planning teams, as a result of expansion and increased demand for the firm’s holistic property and life planning services.
Rowena Rogers, head of Life Planning, has been appointed a director and joins the senior management team which includes John Walker, Helen Burrows, Deborah Barton and commercial property solicitor, Alison Munro, who became a director last year.
Rowena is delighted to lead the Life Planning department starting in 2019 and advising clients on all aspects of personal asset management and associated property matters, including Wills and Probate, Powers of Attorney, Deputyship, Trusts, Tax and Estate Planning.
The department has continued to go from strength to strength and the team has doubled in the last 12 months with the appointment of two new senior solicitors, Hudda Morgan and Nick Clarke.
Hudda Morgan is a senior solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in the York area and has an established reputation as a specialist in this field, particularly in complex probates and estate administration.
Nick Clarke joined the team in April 2021 with over 25 years’ experience and advises clients on all aspects relating to Powers of Attorney, Wills and Probate as well as advice on personal asset management such as gifts, trusts and estate planning.
With demand for residential conveyancing soaring during the Covid-19 pandemic, Guest Walker has appointed Amanda Alden as a conveyancing executive joining long term members of the team, Rachel Butterfield and Vicky Middleton.
Amanda has worked for Bromets Jackson Heath in Tadcaster for over 20 years and will be working on traditional residential conveyancing such as house, apartment and flat sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, equity release and purchasing new build as well as providing advice on investing in buy-to-let property.
John Walker, director, Guest Walker said: “Whilst the past 18 months have had many challenges, we are proud of the firms’ resilience and, as the demand for our services has continued to grow at pace, we are delighted to have been able to make some exceptional appointments.
“As the firm continues to expand, we are steadfast in our commitment to continuing to offer our clients a truly personal service that has been our ethos from the very beginning.
“The expansion of our specialist Life Planning team means we are able to offer more of our clients a holistic approach to all of their property, business and personal matters making their lives easier and taking away the complications of otherwise having to work with multiple firms.”
Based on the Shambles in the centre of York for over 35 years, Guest Walker act for a number of high profile and prestigious clients, offering a complete service for small and medium-sized businesses, partnerships and individuals across the UK.