YORK-based firm Guest Walker & Co has started the year with an expansion of its offices in the city centre.

The business has also appointed a new commercial property solicitor, launched a new website and confirmation from The Law Society that they have once again achieved accreditation under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

New recruit Matthew Hudson joins the firm’s Commercial Property Team from a large practice in Hull and will be working with clients requiring legal advice on all aspects of property development, acquisitions, disposals and lettings.

He said: “I will be working with them to develop their Commercial Property Service and my specialist experience in the pub trade makes me ideally placed to offer landlords and all those involved in the hospitality sector in and around York a highly efficient service.”