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Roundtable lunch with Chief Executive of The Law Society

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Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors in York were hosts of the latest roundtable lunch for The Law Society with Paul Tennant, Chief Executive, presiding over the lunchtime talk.

The informal discussion took place on Tuesday 21 May 2019 in the Boardroom of Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors York office at 19 Clifford Street, the location now used by the Yorkshire Law Society for their meetings following Richard Watson, Director and Head of Private Client Team at Crombie Wilkinson, recent term as Yorkshire Law President.

Presidents of Local Law Societies, Chairs of local groups and other interested parties attended the meeting to discuss changes to The Law Society organisation/structure, update on Governance Review, what The Law Society is doing about the rise in probate fees, delays in family courts and Court of Protection with the Chief Executive, who gave an overview of these current issues and answered questions they had.

Richard Watson said “It is great for the City of York to have this kind of roundtable discussion taking place in the town to showcase the profession and quality of legal service in this region for business and private clients to access. We are very pleased to anchor this meeting for The Law Society and showcase what our City has to offer to promote how York is a great place to work, study and do business.”

York is a city rich in heritage and history, 19 Clifford Street dates back to 1883 and is a listed building along with a number of others on Clifford Street and in the surrounding area. The York Central Historic Core Conservation Area is one of the largest and most complex in England with twenty four character areas forming the larger conservation area. In no.19 of our office, you can see great examples of original covings, panelling, ceilings, door surrounds and stairways as well as to the exterior where this and the Boardroom ornate ceiling are mentioned as significant important in showcasing architecture changes through the ages of York in the book ‘A portrait of York’ by Ian Carstairs.”

Paul Tennant ended his day in York by joining the York Legal Walk, for The Yorkshire Legal Support Trust, in the evening with colleagues from across the profession.

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