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Senior Family Lawyer joins Ware & Kay

Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton) is delighted to announce the appointment of highly experienced senior Family Lawyer Stephen Carr who will provide leadership and support to the Family Team.

Stephen’s specialises in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdowns and is able to deal with complex cases involving children.  Stephen will be responsible for advising on all aspects of divorce, separation, arrangements and financial provision relating to children, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements together with cohabitation agreements.  He has acted for many types of clients with different levels of need. The necessity to be available, showing respect, providing support and being attentive in difficult times, is at the core of the work which he does.

Originally from Wakefield, Stephen arrives at Ware & Kay with considerable experience, having specialised in family law for over 32 years.  He studied at the Park Lane College in Leeds in 1990 and started his career in Doncaster.  Stephen will be based in York but will see clients in our Wetherby and Malton offices.

Stephen is well-known in the area and his local knowledge will be beneficial to maintaining and developing his links with local businesses.  He is a member of the Board of Yorkshire Premier League North, formerly the York & District Senior Cricket League, and since 2002, the League Disciplinary Chairman, as well as being a member of the League Umpires Panel and Secretary of Carlton Village Cricket Club.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen said; “Ware & Kay has an excellent reputation and I relish the opportunity to be joining such a strong team. The breakdown of a relationship is an emotional experience and I work with empathy and compassion to support people through this difficult time.  My aim is to resolve matters in the most constructive and cost-effective route possible.  I am aware of the focus on exemplary client care which the firm is renowned for and I am fully committed to maintaining these standards.  I believe that I can make an excellent contribution to the firm’s future success.”

Johanne Spittle said “We are delighted that someone with such recognised experience and talent in the field of family law has come to join the team at Ware & Kay.  Stephen is highly respected by his peers and recognised for his pragmatism and understanding when dealing with his clients and colleagues.  Stephen’s appointment comes at an important time in the firm and is another key part of building a strong family law team as the firm moves into its next phase of growth.