A MALTON law firm has welcomed a new private client solicitor.

Lucy Steven has joined the team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors following the departure of Orlando Bridgeman and the retirement of Jennifer Bartram.

Lucy will be working on a wide range of private client matters, including wills, trusts and lasting powers of attorney in the Ryedale area.

She will be supported in her role by Sharon Richardson, director and private client solicitor of more than 20 years, and will work alongside the team at Malton, including Clair Douglas, head of agriculture and landed estates.

Ian Barnard, director and head of the Malton office, said:“It was great to welcome Lucy at the start of January and she has hit the ground running. It is as if she has always been part of the team.

“We are looking forward to her getting involved alongside our team with the many activities, events and sponsorships we support in the Ryedale and rural community we are surrounded by and serve.

“She has a keen interest in working with agricultural, rural and equine clients due to her g interest and involvement in horses and equestrian sport.”