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Christopher Wilton
Senior Partner, Departmental Head – Commercial Department
Pontefract Office

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.

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Jonathan Sharp
Managing Partner – Commercial Department
Pontefract Office

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 and Managing Partner in 2017.  Jonathan is also a Notary Public, one of a few in the North who is able to serve a number of clients requiring notarial services.

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.

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Victoria Towell
Partner, Departmental Head – Residential Property
Pontefract Office

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.

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Victoria Davis
Partner – Castleford Conveyancing
Castleford Office

Victoria qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and joined Hartley & Worstenholme in 2016. She specialises in property work and particular Residential Conveyancing having established good links with clients and companies both locally and nationally.

Victoria deals with all types of property transactions including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity along with more complex matters.

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Tim Wilton
Partner – Family Law and Wills, Probate and Trusts
Pontefract Office

Tim works across both the family and private client departments. Having previously worked as a paralegal at the firm, he qualified as a solicitor in 2016.
In his family work, Tim has a particular interest in matters involving children and domestic abuse, but deal with all aspects of family work including divorce. Tim is a member the Law Society’s Family Law specialist accreditation scheme. Tim prides himself of being straightforward and friendly with clients. Tim became a partner in 2018.

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