Historic and niche property specialist joins Harrowells

Historic and niche property specialist joins Harrowells

Property lawyer Olivia Buck, a specialist in listed buildings and other properties of unusual historic or architectural interest, has joined North and East Yorkshire law firm Harrowells.

Buck (pictured), previously a senior solicitor at City of London firm Macfarlanes, will be based at Harrowells’s York city centre office at St Saviourgate as a partner in the residential conveyancing department.

After gaining a BA in history at Oxford and an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Buck trained at Macfarlanes and qualified in 2012. Her expertise in specialist, high-value property is recognised in independent legal directory Chambers & Co High Net Worth Guide 2021. 

She has more than 10 years of experience in advising individuals, charities, property companies and funds that are purchasing, or selling, residential properties, ranging from a city flat to a country estate, where the high value, historic or unusual nature of the building often requires specific technical expertise.

Buck, who will work throughout the Harrowells office network and handle property work in London and other regions, also acts for landlords of historic residential blocks and people wanting to extend their flat leases or enfranchise leasehold houses. 

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “My interest in architecture means I am always keen to understand people’s vision for their special property and help them achieve that goal. I am excited to join such a highly-regarded and well-established firm and looking forward to being a partner in a region with such a wide range of historic and unusual properties, from industrial conversions to town and country houses and rural estates.”

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