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Matt Rowley's sponsored head shave in aid of York Mind Coronavirus Appeal

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​Well done to (the now streamlined...) Matt Rowley and his supporters for raising over £600 for The York Mind Coronavirus Appeal as part of his sponsored head shave, courtesy of his two sons. Donations are still coming in so if you would...

All our offices are open for pre-arranged appointments

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All our offices are open for pre-arranged appointments as well as for telephone or video meetings. Contact us as normal by phone or email and we will happily arrange a scheduled meeting to discuss your matter. Please bear in mind that, with...

Jenni Bartram joins Harrowells Solicitors

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One of Yorkshire’s best-known agricultural solicitors has joined Harrowells Solicitors. Jenni Bartram, a long-standing member of the Agricultural Law Association and former president of the Yorkshire Law Society, joined Harrowells in February...

Fundraiser at The Knavesmire Pub in aid of charity skydive

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Having previously only ever exited an airplane via the covered gangway at an airport, Jo Chesher is doing a very brave and bold thing this month; she is undertaking a sky dive from 10,000 feet in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. As part of her...

York Fashion Week: making the city an attractive destination for locals and visitors

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We are long term supporters of Fashion City York, an initiative to co-ordinate the promotion of York’s fashion retailers to locals and visitors alike. The centrepiece of that promotion is York Fashion Week with a series of workshops, runway shows and...

Help solve the problems we face, not the ones you'd like to think we face

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Decision makers in business constantly warn suppliers and advisers against pushing offerings solutions without reference to the actual needs and priorities of their business. This point was well made at the launch of the York Rail...

Legal 500 recognition

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Every year Legal 500 assess the reputation and quality of client service of the top 10% of UK law firms using a mix of primary research and feedback from a sample of law firms’ clients. The latest report has just been published and I am pleased to...

The 'bean pole' family

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We are long term and active supporters of the ‘Ageing Without Children’ (AWOC) initiative and would encourage those with an interest in this to visit www.awoc.org where there is lots of helpful information about the number and diversity of...

Memory Walks in York and Easingwold

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In recent years the Alzheimer’s Society has organised a number of successful ‘Memory Walks’. These allow families and friends to show their support for relatives living with dementia and to raise funds for the vital work undertaken by the...

Shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year's Yorkshire Legal Awards in two categories: Private Client and Residential Property . Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, publishers of Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer ...

Shortlisted for marketing excellence

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Harrowells has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Marketing, Website and Social Media’ category in this year’s Law Firm Services annual conveyancing awards. To be shortlisted, law firms have had to demonstrate to judges a coherent approach to...

Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

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Fine Bank Holiday weather drew the crowds for this year’s Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival, with record numbers attending and helping to raise funds, through the sale of trail maps and other activities, for a range of local and national...

Fashion City York. Another aspect of York's appeal

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York is a city in an enviable position - it is a visitor destination with an international reputation. However, it also means it has to work hard to demonstrate that its tourist ‘draw’ runs beyond major attractions like the Minster, the Yorvik...

Promoting business in market towns

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In an environment dominated by a shift from physical to online contact and where many private and public services are being progressively centralised, how do market towns maintain their role as economic ‘kingpin’ in their locality? The key may...

Harrowells wins Legal 500 recognition

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Each year Legal 500 undertakes a research-based assessment of the reputation and quality of work of leading law firms in the UK. The 2017 results were announced in October and we have received formal recognition in a number of practice areas. These...

Harrowells funds new scoreboard at Woodhouse Grange CC

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Players at one of Yorkshire’s most successful village cricket clubs will be able to see their scores more clearly, thanks to funding from Harrowells. A brand new digital computerised scoreboard has been installed at Woodhouse Grange Cricket...

Narrative, people and innovation

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Advice from successful local business owners and key national and international players teased out three big ingredients to business success at the 2017 York Food and Drink Festival. Have a narrative about your business and products that customers,...

Church turned international recording studio

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2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the York Early Music Festival, which draws international artists and audiences - as well as a strong local following - to a series of performances of baroque and pre-baroque music across the city each summer. The...

Celebrating local food producers in the Dales

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The Dales Festival of Food and Drink (Leyburn 17-18th June) is a fantastic celebration of the vitality of food production in the Yorkshire Dales. Always an important feature of the Dales' economy, the range and quality of local food and drink...

Rural secondary schools are vital local hubs

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The state secondary schools in Thirsk, Easingwold and Pocklington (Woldgate) act as vital 'hubs' for their respective areas. In recognition of this, we have forged links with each school by...

Waffle free Hambleton Business Conference

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Last Friday's Hambleton Business Conference was waffle-free, for all the right reasons - and I'm not talking about the catering. This year's conference, at The Hawkhills, near Easingwold, was particularly strong on useful data and...