Richard Watson

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Richard Watson YLA 19Richard Watson
Immediate past president
Yorkshire Law Society

Richard Watson is a director and head of the private client team based at the Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors York office. Richard joined the firm in February 1997. Having studied law as an undergraduate, where he was a Power Contract Prize winner, Richard returned to York in March 1987, when he qualified as a solicitor. Richard specialises in charity law and charitable trusts, especially in respect of nature conservation charities, housing law, contentious probate and wills and trusts. He was an assistant coroner for the North Yorkshire Eastern and Western areas in 2005. He served as sheriff of York in 2010-2011 and was appointed an honorary alderman by City of York Council in 2011, having served on the City of York and Ryedale District Councils. He is a member of the court of the University of York and is a trustee of both the York Archaeological Trust and the York Civic Trust. During 2018/19, he was president of the Yorkshire Law Society.