Senior Partner, Departmental Head – Commercial Department
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in commercial law matters. He has developed a wide network of clients and contacts and consequently acts on behalf of a large number of local individuals and companies as well as several national and international organisations. Chris is also a Notary Public, one of few in the Yorkshire region, which is an asset to the international companies he represents.
Chris acts on behalf of a number of farmers and land owners with extensive agricultural portfolios.
Away from the legal environment Chris is an ordained Anglican priest and, as a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, can provide valuable insight into ecclesiastical law matters. Chris is also a trustee of various local and national charities.
Margaret M C Andrews TEP
Partner, Departmental Head – Wills, Probate & Trusts
Meg qualified last century in Leeds, specialising in probate, tax and trusts from the start. She joined Hartley & Worstenholme in 1985 and is now head of our private client department. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, past trustee of our local hospice and ex-chair of governors at NEW College Pontefract. She represented Yorkshire on the Law Society Council for 8 years, chairing the Wills and Equity Committee for three years and serving on the Mental Health and Disability Committee.
A former motorcyclist and member of SPICE, Meg has attempted a full range of activities from abseiling to zorbing, including fire eating en route, with varying degrees of success!
Partner, Departmental Head – Residential Property
With over 30 years experience Tom deals with all aspects of Residential Property as well as advising business clients.
Partner – Commercial Department
Following a career in banking Jonathan joined the firm in 2004, qualified into the commercial department as an assistant Solicitor and was appointed Partner in 2010.
Jonathan specialises in all aspects of Land/Property Law, dealing mainly with commercial property work where Jonathan has developed a sound following due to his ability to advise and negotiate complex lease and business acquisition transactions in a constantly changing marketplace.
Jonathan acts for a number of clients with large commercial property portfolios, advising on sales and purchases; all aspects of leases and lease renewals (both landlord and tenant); Authorised Guarantee Agreements; business sales and purchases and partnership agreements.
Jonathan also manages a residential property caseload and prides himself on his ability to deal with matters quickly and efficiently.
Jonathan also sits on the board of a number of local voluntary organisations.
Partner – Residential Property
Practicing in property law since 2001 and qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, Victoria has extensive expertise in a wide range of property transactions. Victoria is experienced in residential property including sales & purchases (freehold & leasehold), transfers of equity, re-mortgages, new build transactions (for developer or buyer), equity release, the drafting of complex legal documents and other miscellaneous property matters. Victoria also has experience in agricultural and commercial property.
Victoria specialises in shared ownership leases and is on the panel of solicitors recommended by a local Housing Association. Customer relations are extremely important to Victoria who prides herself on delivering an efficient and personal service. She is highly regarded for her dedication to each and every job in hand and is widely acknowledged for surpassing expectations. Victoria’s approachability has allowed her to form strong and long lasting relationships with many clients and agents.