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How to make the most of solar farm prospects

Matthew Hayward
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Advances in technology mean that rural Yorkshire is these days a viable location for large scale solar farms – so yet another string is added to the diversification bow. However, the scale and longevity of such schemes means that greater care needs to...

Gifts to charities as part of inheritance tax planning

Philip Nelson
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When estate planning is considered, the focus is usually on what reliefs are available from inheritance tax and a sometimes overlooked exemption is that of gifts to charity. There are two aspects to this. Firstly a gift to charity is exempt from inheritance...

Delays to probate application approval - how to lessen the impact

Ed Ryder
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Ever lengthening waiting times for probate applications to be approved are generating additional burdens for executors, particularly those sorting out issues without professional support. For example, waiting times in respect of more complex...

Legal 500 - Fantastic results for Harrowells

Peter Mills
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Each year Legal 500 publish a report focused on the quality of advice and nature of work undertaken by leading law firms in the UK, including our own. Legal 500 base their assessment, to a significant extent, on feedback given directly to Legal 500 by our...

Succession...comes to Yorkshire

Philip Williams
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Like me, you might be an avid follower of the epic Sky Atlantic box set ‘Succession’ (no spoilers please – I’m still wading through season 2). For those who haven’t seen the show, the drama features a family who own a...

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