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Specialist estates planning lawyer joins Harrowells

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Specialist estates planning lawyer joins Harrowells

We have expanded our Private Client Department with the appointment of a new partner. Philip Nelson (pictured left with Head of Department Ed Ryder) lives near York and joins from specialist national private client law firm, Wrigleys, Leeds. He is based at our office in St Saviourgate, York, and will also work out of our branches in Thirsk and Easingwold. 

Philip is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), 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.

After completing an economics degree at the University of York, Philip studied at York College of Law before joining Wrigleys in 2003 where he qualified in 2005. He worked out of Wrigleys’ Leeds office, specialising in private client work and became a partner in 2013.

He says "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 as well as being closer to home. I am delighted to be joining as a partner."

Philip’s appointment takes Harrowells Private Client Department to five partners, five solicitors and three chartered legal executives working throughout the firm’s office network.