About us

guest walker

a brief history

Guest Walker is a leading property law firm based in York. Specialising in commercial and residential property law we provide a high quality, personal service combined with expertise, knowledge and experience.

Our talented and highly qualified commercial and residential property lawyers work alongside our experienced life planning team who are able to assist with all future care and life planning issues. This means we offer a holistic, personal service for all property, business and personal matters.

Our clients include large and small business owners, property developers, estates, retail chains, pension funds and private individuals. We develop long-term professional relationships with them and become their trusted advisers over many years.

Originally set up by John Guest in 1981, the firm is now led by John Walker who became a partner in 1984. We are proud of reputation we have built since then and pride ourselves on still sharing the same values as we had when we first started.

We are friendly, supportive, honest and approachable and want to deliver only the very best service. We value personal contact and communication and always ensure that clients can contact us directly and, with our offices based in the centre of York, we always welcome clients to pop by.

We work with large and small business owners, property developers, estates, retail chains, pension funds and private individuals.

– John Walker – Director

What people say

“Many many thanks Vicky for your patience with me during this recent purchase and my most unfortunate simultaneous illness. Please do not underestimate how much your calm demeanour and common sense helped navigate me through the process.”

-Ms C

"Thank you for all your hard work and help with our recent house move. It all went really smoothly thanks in a large part to your help. It's our third time working with the residential conveyancing team and we've been really pleased with the service each time."

-Mr H and Ms S

"Thank you for all your hard work selling our properties for us. We would certainly recommend you and your firm."

“There might be cheaper online options to use to do the conveyancing on your house buying or selling but for us Rachel and Claire held our hands throughout the process. Responded to questions, emails and phone calls instantly. For more complex questions they responded the next day with a detailed answer. From the very start they were completely transparent on costs and timelines. We would highly recommend Guest walker. Thank you again for your services and you are a credit to your profession.”

-Mr Sanderson

“I think you steered [the negotiations] in a practical, commercially realistic direction and stuck to your guns. Many thanks”

- Mr. T

“You are a credit to solicitors worldwide! Thank you (again) for your brilliant work.”

- Mr. T

“Thank you. Your barrister is very competent! However, she couldn’t have done such an excellent job without an equally very competent solicitor (your secretary included)!”

- Mr. I

"We used Guest Walker to help us on our house purchase. The estate agent was difficult and the vendor even worse. In such a stressful process, Rachel, Ava and Clare knew what to say to us calm and to keep the process on track. Most importantly it felt like they were on our side and were watching out for us. Yes, they are prudent but they explain their recommendations and respect/listened to us. They got the process done, kept us up to speed and we will use them again. The best conveyancing team I have used."

"I just wanted to pass on a big thanks for Rachel and your [residential conveyancing] team for a speedy and no hassle sale (as always)!"

-Mr B