Surging demand prompts move to new premises for solicitors practice

York-based property and life planning solicitors’ firm, Guest Walker, has expanded into new premises in the city as demand for its services grows.

The new space, at 22 Pavement, has been taken on to house the firm’s expanding Life Planning team which has doubled in size over the last 24 months.

Growth in demand for life planning services, which include wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney, has been fuelled during the pandemic by both current clients and new clients wishing to have more control over their assets and the decisions that can be made on their behalf in the future.

Alongside the move to new premises, a senior appointment has been made to the Commercial Property department with solicitor Abigail Mitchell joining the team.

Mitchell lives in York and has been based in the city for most of her career. She brings with her a wealth of experience in commercial property acquisitions and disposals across the office, retail, industrial and leisure sectors in Yorkshire and beyond.

Mitchell said: “My experience in the local commercial property market will be invaluable as the demand for our services continues to grow.”

The Commercial Property team has also been strengthened by Jade Cooper, who recently qualified as a commercial property solicitor after completing her training contract at the firm, and by the appointment of Eliza Kiepserszo and Hannah Adams as paralegals.

John Walker, director at Guest Walker, said:  “As we continue to grow to meet demand, we are committed to staying true to the ethos on which the company was founded – that of offering a truly personal service and advice to our clients across a wide spectrum of legal matters.

“We are pleased to expand into the new premises, consolidating on our ability to serve our client base from the city centre and to welcome Abigail, Jade, Eliza and Hannah to our Commercial Property team.”