Guest Walker builds planning and property management departments

Guest Walker builds planning and property management departments

York-based law firm Guest Walker has made a number of key senior appointments to strengthen its life planning and property management departments.

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.

In charge of life planning since 2019, Rogers advises clients on all aspects of personal asset management and associated property matters, including wills and probate, powers of attorney, deputyship, trusts, and tax and estate planning.

The life planning department has also doubled in size with the appointment of new senior solicitors Hudda Morgan and Nick Clarke.

Morgan is a senior solicitor with more than 25 years of experience and has an established reputation as a specialist in this field, particularly in complex probates and estate administration.  

Clarke joined the life planning department in April 2021. Clarke has more than 25 years of experience and advises clients on powers of attorney and wills and probate, as well as 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. Alden joins long-term department members Rachel Butterfield and Vicky Middleton.

Alden worked for Bromets Jackson Heath in Tadcaster for more than 20 years. At Guest Walker, the new conveyancing executive will work on traditional residential conveyancing such as house, apartment, and flat sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, equity release, and purchasing new builds, as well as providing advice on investing in buy-to-let property.

John Walker, director at 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.”

Pictured: Guest Walker directors Rowena Rogers, John Walker, Alison Munro, Deborah Barton and Helen Burrows 
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