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New President of the Yorkshire Law Society

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The Directors at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors are celebrating the news that on Tuesday 24 April 2018, Richard Watson takes office as the President of the Yorkshire Law Society for the next 12 months. He follows in the footsteps of many from Crombie Wilkinson – and their associated practices – who have served as President in previous years, including Jennifer Bartram who served as the first female President of the Yorkshire Law Society 2010/11. Richard takes over office from Pamela Precious of Harrowells at the Yorkshire Law Society AGM taking place at the Merchant Taylors Hall on Tuesday 24 April.

Richard Watson said “I am enthusiastic to be taking over at exciting times when the Yorkshire Law Society is on the brink of modernising its membership structure. I believe it is very necessary for the Yorkshire Law Society to adapt and modernise in order that it remains a powerful and effective voice for professional law practitioners in our area. I hope that in the ensuing year, the Yorkshire Law Society will be able to continue to foster valuable relationships between members of the profession and provide an opportunity for members to meet on a social basis.”

Richard has been associated with Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors for nearly 40 years where he is a Director and Head of Private Client. His early years were spent in Litigation but, for many years now, Richard has specialised in Charity Law and Private Client matters, coupled with Contested Probate and Housing Work.

Crombie Wilkinson, which has over 110 staff, across eight specialist departments, was founded in 1860 and is among York and North Yorkshires largest and longest-established law firms with offices in York, Selby, Malton and Pickering.