The Partners

George Knowles B.A.

George was educated at St. Peter’s School, York, and having obtained a degree in Law from Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) and passed the Solicitors’ Finals Course at the College of Law at Guildford he trained with Drivers, qualifying as a solicitor in 1982 and becoming a partner a couple of years later. George is a commercial property and residential development specialist, acting for many builders and developers both locally and nationally. He is the firm’s Senior Partner.

Samantha McAfee M.A. (Cantab) T.E.P

Samantha was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and obtained a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. Having completed the academic side of her legal education in 2003 - the PgDL by Distance Learning with the College of Law, then the LPC with the College of Law at York (Block Learning Programme) - she trained with Rice Jones in Halifax, qualifying as a solicitor in 2005 and continuing to work for them for the following year in commercial and residential property. After a further short spell doing residential property work with another York firm, she joined Drivers in 2007 as an assistant solicitor in commercial and residential property and also in private client, and in connection with the latter she undertook the rigorous STEP training, becoming a fully qualified TEP in 2015. She became a partner in Drivers in 2016.

STEP LogoSamantha is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).