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Educated: College of Law York
Qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 having qualified as a Legal Executive in 1987
Previous roles: Legal Executive with Tinn Criddle & Co Lincolnshire; Partner at Powell & Young (now Harrowells) Pocklington; Partner at Langleys Solicitors LLP York
Joined Raworths: November 2015
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Band 1 Ranking in Chambers Legal Directory
Head of Raworths’ Agriculture and Rural Group
Advises in relation to all aspects of private client work particularly inheritance tax planning, trusts and Wills for business, landed estates and agricultural clients. Also deals with probate and the administration of complex estates with related property matters.
Appointed Under Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2013 to assist the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire (who is appointed annually by the Queen) and has responsibility for organising the North Eastern Circuit’s Legal Service at York Minster
Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Legal Directory for Private Client and also named in Legal 500.
Quotes from Chambers have included:
David Garfitt is well versed in probate, succession and inheritance planning. Clients say: “He has a friendly, professional approach; he understands the nature of the work involved and he gets on and completes it.”
David Garfitt maintains a broad practice with particular expertise in advising agricultural clients on inheritance tax planning, trusts and wills. “He is extremely courteous and does what he says he’ll do in a good timescale,” clients report.
David Garfitt is greatly appreciated by clients for his work in inheritance tax planning, wills and estate administration. One client states: “He is very knowledgeable and intelligent and he works very quickly.”