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Solicitors in Haxby

Our Haxby office is located directly opposite Haxby’s Memorial Hall and is conveniently located for local shops and other services.


The general email address for all our offices, including Haxby, 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

Haxby office
Westow House
YO32 3HS 

Tel: 01904 760237
Fax: 01904 761555
DX: 61460 Haxby 

Office hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm

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Public transport

First Group York bus routes 1 & 12 stop at Haxby Memorial Hall, directly opposite the Haxby office.

Car parking

Parking is available at in front of the Haxby Memorial Hall.

Office accessibility and facilities

Our Haxby office has a small step on entry and does not have a ground floor toilet. However, our nearby Clifton Moor office does have completely level access to ground floor meeting rooms and toilets suitable for wheelchair users. If you let us know, we can arrange to meet you at Clifton Moor.

Our legal services in Haxby, Yorkshire

Personal legal advice

We specialise in providing a friendly and professional service to each and every one of our clients. Our approachable solicitors will carefully tailor their advice to your individual circumstances so we can produce a result that works for you.

Divorce, family & children law

Our services cover a broad range of family law matters, including:

Residential conveyancing

We are members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme which signifies our expertise and practical experience providing residential conveyancing services to individuals and families across Yorkshire. Our services include:

  • 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

Employment advice for employees

Our employment solicitors in Haxby can provide practical advice about a wide range of employment law matters We understand how stressful going through issues at work can be and will work diligently to help you resolve the matter as positively and constructively as possible. Our services include:

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

Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection

We can provide sensitive and straightforward advice about:

We approach every Power of Attorney and Court of Protection case with tact and sensitivity and several of our team are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, with specific expertise supporting older and vulnerable clients.

Wills, trusts & probate

Our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Haxby provide a broad range of private client services, including:

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

Personal injury claims

If you have sustained an injury due to the fault of someone else, whether you were hurt in a public place, you were in a road traffic accident, or you had an accident at work, our specialist personal injury solicitors can help.

We have substantial experience recovering compensation on behalf of clients across Yorkshire. Our firm is listed in the directory for the Spinal Injuries Association for our expertise handling head/brain and spinal injury cases. Our expertise includes:

Medical negligence claims

We all have the right to the highest standards of medical treatment, but unfortunately accidents do happen. Where you have suffered an injury due to poor medical treatment, including delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, and poor aftercare, our medical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation. Our expertise includes:

We are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme for our skills in this area.

Personal dispute resolution

Our dispute resolution solicitors in Haxby have extensive experience helping individuals settle disagreements quickly, efficiently, minimising costs wherever possible. Our expertise includes:

Business legal advice

Our commercial law solicitors in Haxby provide detailed, strategic advice which is individually tailored to meet your business goals.

Business startups, purchases & sales

Commencing a new commercial venture is an exciting but challenging endeavour. The agreements, policies and procedures you put in place at this early stage could define your business’s success by helping you avoid costly and lengthy issues and disputes later on.

Whether you are a first-time business owner or business veteran, we can provide commercially tailored advice designed to achieve your goals.

Our expertise includes:

  • Business structure
  • 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

Our employment law solicitors in Haxby understand how challenging it can be to stay up to date with your responsibilities as an employer. We can work closely with you to ensure your contracts, policies and procedures are compliant and fit for purpose. We can also provide expert conflict dispute resolution advice and support. Our expertise includes:

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

Commercial dispute resolution

Disputes between your business and its suppliers, clients or customers can be disruptive to its operation and could even threaten its profitability. We can provide expert conflict dispute resolution services with the goal of helping you find a fast and constructive resolution, preferably without going to court. Our expertise includes:

Commercial property law

If you are a commercial landlord, tenant, investor, house builder or property developer looking for specialist advice, get in touch with our commercial property solicitors in Haxby. Our expertise 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

For commercial landlord and tenant law advice in Haxby, speak to one of our expert commercial property solicitors. Our expertise includes:

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

Commercial property & land disputes

Disputes can arise in any commercial relationship. We understand the need to preserve commercial relationships where possible and will work with you strategically to try and find a positive, cost-effective solution. Our expertise includes:

  • 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

Set your business up for success by putting in place strong contracts and agreements. We can provide specialist drafting and review services for a full range 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 Haxby have an enviable reputation for our long history providing legal services in relation to farms, farmland, agribusinesses and other rural matters.

Land sales, purchases & other dealings

We provide advice on matters involving the acquisition and disposal of agricultural land and development. 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

Disputes involving farms and other rural matters can be particularly harmful because such issues often involve close family members and personal ties. We can help you resolve a wide range of farmland and contract disputes, aiming to preserve relationships and find a resolution as peacefully 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

We have substantial experience advising on the leasing of agricultural land and buildings and associated matters such as access and planning. We have an in depth understanding of the law on farm business tenancy agreements and the specific legal issues that arise in these cases.

Succession planning

It is common for agricultural businesses to pass down through generations of the same family. If you are thinking about planning for the future, it is vital that you seek specialist succession planning advice to ensure your wishes are clear. Our expertise includes:

  • 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 expert Wills, trusts and probate solicitors can help you maximise the value of your land and agricultural business, allowing you to safely leave it to your loved ones after you die. 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

Since farm and agricultural businesses are frequently both a valuable commercial and familial asset, Will and inheritance disputes are common. These issues can be complex and difficult to resolve but we will help you evaluate the available options and try to reach a harmonious solution. 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 Haxby offer specialist company and partnership law. Our experience covers all types of agricultural business, including traditional family businesses. Our expertise includes:

  • 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

We provide advice and professional guidance to partners in agricultural partnerships in relation to a broad range of disputes. We understand that close family links in such businesses can cause issues to become complex. Our goal is to help you resolve any disputes as harmoniously and cost-effectively as possible, avoiding the risk of long-term relationship breakdown wherever possible.

Horse racing law

Our agricultural team includes committed equine law solicitors with experience working with breeders, owners, jockeys, trainers and other businesses such as equine vets and ridings 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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