The Partners

George Knowles B.A.

George was educated at St. Peter’s School, York and Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) and trained with Drivers, qualifying in 1982. George is based at our York office and is a commercial property and residential development specialist, acting for many builders and developers, both locally and nationally.


Stephen Thorn M.A. (Cantab)

Stephen was educated in Derbyshire and at Cambridge University and trained in the City of London, qualifying in 1986, before spells with firms in Norwich and the Yorkshire Dales.  Stephen joined Drivers in 1996.  He is based at our Malton office and deals mainly with Probate, Wills and Trusts together with general private client work, including conveyancing.  He is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.


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

Samantha was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and at Cambridge University and trained in Halifax, qualifying in 2005. She joined Drivers in 2007 and deals with domestic and commercial property and private client work at our York office.

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

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