A WELL-KNOWN North Yorkshire solicitor has joined the private client department at the Thirsk office of leading North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells.

Mark Jones, who lives near Thirsk, has more than 30 years’ experience in private client work in Yorkshire having spent spent 25 years as a partner in two of Harrogate’s longest-established town centre law firms and in a Leeds city practice.

He is among the longest serving members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the private client section of the Law Society.

His expertise includes tax planning, the creation and administration of family trusts, drafting wills and estate administration, as well as handling contentious trust and estate work for families in dispute. He also acts as a trustee, attorney and Court of Protection deputy for clients.

He said: “Having lived in and around Hambleton for many years, I’m particularly excited to be able to bolster Harrowells’ presence in the area alongside my new professional partners, Paul Burkinshaw, at Thirsk and Philip Nelson at Easingwold.

"We have all previously worked for big city firms and are passionate about bringing ‘big city’ quality legal advice and service to our local clients.”

Harrowells Solicitors offers a wide range of legal services to commercial, farming and private clients. The firm has three offices in York and others in Easingwold, Malton and Pocklington.