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Solicitors in Clifton Moor

Our Clifton Moor office is located just off York’s northern ring road and provides excellent road access to the A64 and other primary roads into and out of York.


The general email address for all our offices, including Clifton Moor, is advice@harrowells.co.uk.  You can email individual members of staff within the Our People section.

Please note that if you have an issue requiring urgent attention, it is always best to call us to establish whether we can help you within any deadline.

Office Details

Clifton Moor office
Moorgate House 
Clifton Moorgate
YO30 4WY 

Tel: 01904 690111
Fax: 01904 692111
DX: 61464 Haxby 

Office hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm

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Public transport

First Group York bus route 6 stops outside the Tower Court health centre, which is a 2-minute walk from the Clifton Moor office.

If you are travelling to York by train, please be aware that it takes taxis around 15-20 minutes to travel from the station to our Clifton Moor office.

Car parking

We have a car park at our Clifton Moor office.

Office accessibility and facilities

Office accessibility and facilities

Our Clifton Moor office offers ‘front door’ parking, with level access to our ground floor meeting rooms. Our ground floor toilets at this office also provide suitable access for wheelchair users.

Our legal services in Clifton Moor, Yorkshire

Personal legal advice

We have specialist experience in providing a friendly, yet professional service for all of our clients. Our team of solicitors will tailor their advice so that it meets your individual needs and objectives, helping us to produce a result that accurately meets your expectations.

Divorce, family & children law

Our experienced family law team provide a wide range of services, including:

Residential conveyancing

We are proud to be members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme, exemplifying our expertise in residential conveyancing matters for people across Yorkshire.

Our reliable service includes:

  • Buying or selling property (both freehold and leasehold)
  • Remortgages
  • New build conveyancing (including Government Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes)
  • Transfer of equity
  • Any other residential conveyancing matter

For a better idea about how much your conveyancing matter could cost, feel free to use our conveyancing quote calculator.

Employment advice for employees

Our employment law solicitors in Clifton Moor are on hand to offer practical advice on a wide range of employment law matters.

As an employee, issues at work can have a significant impact on your life, but we will work alongside you to resolve your case in a positive and constructive manner, helping you to move on with confidence.

Our services in this area include:

Our team includes members of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.

Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection

Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in Clifton Moor can support you in appointing someone to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you lose the mental capacity to organise your own affairs.

Our team will provide you with tailored advice related to:

Sensitivity is at the heart of our service in this area. Several of our team are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, demonstrating our experience in supporting older and vulnerable clients.

Wills, trusts & probate

Our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Clifton Moor provide a range of private client services, including.

Our team includes members of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners).

Personal injury claims

Our personal injury solicitors in Clifton Moor will be able to help you if you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else. Your injury may have occurred in a public place, in a road traffic accident, or even at work.

We are experienced in claiming compensation on behalf of our clients across Yorkshire. Our expertise includes:

As a firm, we have specialist experience in dealing with head/brain and spinal injury cases. We are listed in the directory for the Spinal Injuries Association.

Medical negligence claims

Incidents of medical negligence, included delayed diagnosis or surgical errors, can have a profound impact on your life. Our medical negligence solicitors in Clifton Moor can help you claim compensation, with their expertise including:

We are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme for our skills in this area and have a proven track record of achieving positive outcomes for our clients.

Personal dispute resolution

Settling disagreements in a quick and efficient manner can help you to avoid potentially costly legal proceedings, as well as a substantial amount of time and stress on your part.  

Our dispute resolution solicitors can lend their expertise to a range of disputes, including:

Business legal advice

Our commercial law solicitors in Clifton Moor are keen to form close professional relationships with our commercial clients, which allows us to offer tailored advice that aligns closely with their respective objectives going forward.

Business startups, purchases & sales

Starting a brand-new business is an exciting time, but it is also fraught with potential difficulties and challenges. Whether you are starting your very first company or you are a previous business owner, we can provide advice that is specifically designed to help you achieve your short and long-term commercial goals.

Our expertise includes:

  • Business structures
  • Incorporation
  • Essential documents and agreements, including articles of association, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and employment contracts
  • Company administration
  • Issue of shares
  • Due diligence
  • Contract negotiation

Company, partnership & regulatory advice

We provide a broad range of corporate and regulatory advice to help your business thrive in our tough commercial and economic climate.

Our expertise includes:

  • Corporate structures and governance
  • Regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Data protection compliance
  • Brands, trademarks, and other intellectual property related issues

Employment law for employers

It is essential that employers provide an efficient working environment that contributes to a successful business and is also legally compliant. Our employment law solicitors in Clifton Moor understand this and will strive to make sure that your business keeps track of its legal obligations.

Our expertise in this field includes:

Our team includes members of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.

Commercial dispute resolution

We understand how disruptive disputes can be for your business, so we always aim to help you find a swift and cost-effective resolution to any matter you may be dealing with. Our commercial dispute solicitors will always seek to resolve your dispute amicably, avoiding court proceedings where possible.

Our expertise includes:

Commercial property law

Our commercial property solicitors provide advice to various clients, including commercial landlord, business tenants, investors, house builders and property developers.

Our expertise in this area includes:

  • Acquisitions
  • Covenants and title matters
  • Planning issues and disputes
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax and corporate tax implications
  • Leasehold transactions, assignments and terminations
  • Rent reviews, service charges, and repairing obligations

Commercial leases

If you need specific advice about commercial leases, our commercial property solicitors in Clifton Moor are on hand to provide you with all the support you need.

We can advise on:

  • Security of tenure
  • Rent reviews
  • Break clauses
  • Dilapidations and repairs
  • Insurance
  • Renewals
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax

Commercial property & land disputes

Disputes do unfortunately occur during commercial relationships and we understand how important it is to maintain professional relationships wherever possible.

Our team have expertise in:

  • Opposed lease renewals
  • Dilapidations
  • Leasehold covenants
  • Pursuing rent arrears
  • Forfeiture and tenant insolvency
  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Development agreement disputes
  • Rights of way and easements

Commercial agreements, contracts & intellectual property

Strong contracts and agreements are essential to the success of any business. We can provide expert contract drafting and review services for all types of commercial agreements, including:

  • Terms and conditions
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Distribution, franchise and agency agreements
  • Loan agreements and personal guarantees

Farming legal services

Our farming solicitors in Clifton Moor have a long history of providing a full range of legal services that are specifically suited to rural and agricultural matters.

Land sales, purchases & other dealings

We will provide advice on the acquisition and disposal of agricultural land, as well as agricultural land development and agricultural buildings.

Our expertise includes:

  • Sales and purchases
  • Redevelopment
  • Planning
  • Option and overage agreement
  • Access, drainage and services
  • Private land purchases or sales on existing personal or family legal arrangements

Farmland & contract disputes

Farming and agricultural disputes can result in significant consequences, particularly as there are a number of legal and personal factors involved. We have a detailed understanding of the issues that can arise from farmland and contract disputes and can help to find a solution as amicably as possible.

Our expertise includes:

  • Adverse possession
  • Access and rights of way
  • Boundary, neighbour, and ownership disputes
  • Water, drainage, and other easements
  • Farm business tenancies
  • Trespass and nuisance
  • Crop agreements
  • Distribution/supplier agreements

Leases & farm business tenancies

Our team are experienced in advising on the leasing of agricultural land and property, as well as other associated planning matters. We have specific expertise in dealing with the legal complications that can arise from farm business tenancy agreements.

Succession planning

Careful planning of how an agricultural business will be passed on is crucial if it is to remain successful in the future. If you are considering creating a succession plan, our team can provide advice on:

  • Talking you through your succession options and their relationships with existing personal, family, or corporate legal arrangements
  • Working closely with land agents and financial advisors
  • Handling any changes to the legal structure of your business on your behalf and ensuring any other existing arrangements, such as Wills, trusts, and family arrangements are consistent

Tax planning, Wills, trusts & probate

Our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors will work alongside you to maximise the value of your agricultural business which will allow you to pass it on to your loved ones when you pass away.

Our expertise includes:

  • Examining your existing tax liabilities and advising on potential legal arrangements
  • Implementing changes to make your estate more tax efficient
  • Setting up Wills, trusts, and other legal mechanisms to preserve your land and business and minimise the risk of future disputes
  • Probate and estate administration services

Farming inheritance disputes

Inheritance disputes over agricultural businesses are common due to their dual position as commercial and familial assets. Such disputes are complex in nature, but we can help you to assess your options and will strive to achieve a peaceful resolution.

Our expertise includes:

  • Disputing Wills, including claims of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, and fraud
  • Advice on intestacy – what happens when the deceased leaves no Will
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Claims and disputes involving trusts
  • Advice on farming partnerships after death

Partnership & company advice

Our agricultural solicitors in Clifton Moor have experience in advising on company and partnership law. We lend our services to a range of agricultural businesses, with our expertise including:

  • Advice on partnerships and limited companies
  • Changing existing company structures
  • Advice on directors’, partners’, and trustees’ responsibilities
  • Advice on agreements, contracts, and intellectual property rights

Partnership disputes

Disputes can arise between partners in an agricultural partnership which can easily escalate beyond your control. We can help you resolve your dispute in a constructive manner, protecting the relationship that forms the foundation of the business.

Horse racing law

Our agricultural team includes members who have specific expertise in equine law. As such, we have experience in advising breeders, owners, jockey, trainers and other businesses such as equine vets and riding clubs. Our expertise includes:

  • The purchase and sale of horses
  • Stabling
  • Dealing with the British Horse Racing Authority
  • Licencing
  • Owners’ and Trainers’ Agreements
  • Employment issues
  • Dealings with the Professional Jockeys Association

Our solicitors are members of the Equine & Animal Lawyers Association.

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