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Harrowells boosts private client department with senior appointments

North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells, has strengthened its Private Client Department’s senior team with the appointment of Philip Williams (pictured) as an associate solicitor.

He joins from the private capital group at Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds, and is based at Harrowells’ York city centre office in St Saviourgate.

Philip Williams, who qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and also holds a community mediator qualification, specialises in the preparation of wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney and making applications for grants of probate.

He is also experienced in advising business owners, high net worth individuals, ‘family offices’, trustees, charities and other corporate bodies and has held several senior commercial roles in both established and innovative legal sector businesses.

His appointment follows the promotion of Monika Bone who joined the firm in 2016, to a partner in the Private Client Department.

Philip Williams says:

“I am thrilled to be joining a full service law firm with such a fantastic reputation in North and East Yorkshire and to become part of a dynamic team that embraces modern methods while maintaining traditional values around client service, technical excellence and value for money.”

Head of Harrowells Private Client Department, Ed Ryder, a partner, says: “We are very pleased to welcome Philip Williams who brings a wealth of legal sector and commercial experience to the team and to confirm Monika Bone’s promotion, reflecting her expertise and fantastic contribution since she joined.

“Their modern, forward-thinking approach fits how the department approaches client service perfectly, and their appointments reflect Harrowells commitment to hiring and developing high-calibre lawyers best placed to serve our clients in the coming years, where sound advice about preserving family wealth will be at the forefront of people’s minds.”

Harrowells Solicitors offers a wide range of legal services to commercial, farming and private clients. The firm has three offices in York and others in Easingwold Thirsk, Malton and Pocklington.