Philip Nelson leaves Wrigleys to join Harrowells

Philip Nelson a former partner at Wrigleys has left the firm to join Harrowells after 14 years with the practice.

Nelson joins Harrowells as a partner in the private client department, and will be based at the firm’s office in St Saviourgate, York. He will also work out of the firm’s branches in Thirsk and Easingwold.

He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is experienced in a wide-range of trust and estate planning matters, particularly involving landed estates, farms and businesses facing complex ownership and inheritance issues, as well as inheritance tax relief for farmers, wills and probate and lasting powers of attorney.

“I’ve moved to Harrowells because of the firm’s excellent regional reputation which allows me to handle the same level of high-quality work and to be nearer potential clients in the rural and farming community,” said Nelson.

“I am delighted to join as a partner.”

Head of Harrowells’ private client department, Ed Ryder, said: “We are very pleased to welcome a senior specialist solicitor from a highly-regarded firm to strengthen our department, particularly with regard to estates facing complex issues.”

After completing an economics degree at the University of York, Nelson studied at York College of Law before joining Wrigleys in 2003 where he qualified in 2005. He was based at Wrigleys’ Leeds office, started to specialise in private client work nationally in 2007 and became a partner in 2013.

PICTURED (L-R): Philip Nelson with Ed Ryder, at Harrowell’s offices in St Saviourgate, York