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Harrowells Q and A feature in the Dalesman

Harrowells Solicitors are running a series of 'Question and Answer' features in the popular Dalesman magazine. The iconic publication, with its articles on different aspects of Yorkshire's landscape, history, culture and...

Meet the experts and learn how to plan for later life

A special information day to help North Yorkshire people understand how best to plan for later life is being held in Thirsk next month. The free information day, comprising a drop-in session and two presentations, is being held at Meadowfields Extra...

Salutary reminder to employers on the rights of breastfeeding mothers

Marie Horner, partner and Head of Employment Law at Harrowells, highlights the implications to employers of the recent tribunal ruling involving easyJet. Any suggestion that new mothers will have to give up breast-feeding their child to fit in with their...

Harrowells backs inaugural York Food & Drink Conference

Harrowells Solicitors were key supporters and sponsors of the inaugural York Food & Drink Conference, held in September to coincide with the city's longstanding Food & Drink Festival. The groundbreaking conference - organised by Make It...

Harrowells wins top conveyancing award

Harrowells Solicitors has become Yorkshire and North East Regional Conveyancing Firm of The Year in major national industry awards. The firm scooped the award from a shortlist of three in this year’s Law Firm Services National Conveyancing Awards. ...

Big Bad Bike Ride fund raising success

Over 400 people took part in the Big Bad Bike Ride on Saturday 10th September in a bid to raise funds for Ataxia UK. The charity supports individuals diagnosed with Ataxia, a relatively rare but serious group of neurological disorders that can...

Adam McNamara's Ebor win and heartfelt tribute

Adam McNamara, our sponsored apprentice jockey, recorded the biggest win of his career to date with a four length victory on Heartbreak City at York on Saturday 20th August. His success in the Ebor, the most lucrative flat handicap race in Europe, set the...

Triathlon fund raiser for York Against Cancer

William Kaye, Marie Horner, Abbas Khan and Martin Thorpe successfully completed a 'Super Sprint' Triathlon at Castle Howard on Saturday 23rd July in aid of York Against Cancer as part of a fund raising initative organised by Peter Kay,...

Harrowells sponsors The Sixteen concert

Harrowells are sponsoring The Sixteen concert in York Minster on the evening of Saturday 9th July as part of the York Early Music Festival.  We have supported the Festival over many years, during which time it has steadily attracted both...

Harrowells sponsors York Professionals anniversary dinner

Harrowells Solicitors was the main sponsor of the York Professionals' 2016 gala dinner, held on 18th May, marking the fifteenth anniversary of the formation of the business support and networking group. The firm played a key role in the...

Harrowells supports York Open Studios 2016

Harrowells Solicitors is a longstanding supporter of York Open Studios - an event which gives people the opportunity to visit the studios of local artists. An innovation in recent years has been to run the event over two separate weekends in April...

Million pound plus settlement for road accident victim

Harrowells' specialist clinical negligence and catastrophic injury team (CNCI) have recently successfully concluded a claim on behalf of a woman who suffered multiple serious injuries in a road traffic accident in France in 2010. The claimant...

Land options must be part of divorce disclosure

The full disclosure of total assets in all divorce cases – including land options agreed with housing companies or developers - are to become crucial for  farm and land owners after a recent landmark judgment in the Supreme Court, warns...

Pocklington's young rugby players get top-class training

Budding rugby stars in East Yorkshire have been put through their paces by players from one of the region’s top clubs. Aspiring rugby stars from Pocklington RUFC were shown how to develop their skills in a session with players from top professional...

Matt Rowley successfully defends wrongly accused solicitor

A Yorkshire lawyer who was wrongly accused of forging signatures on immigration applications has been cleared by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal which ruled that there was ‘no case to answer’. Action was taken against immigration...

Harrowells sponsors community rugby coaching in Thirsk

Rugby coaching support for schools in North Yorkshire is getting a boost this autumn, thanks to new sponsorship for Thirsk Rugby Union Football Club’s community programme. Skills training provided by Thirsk RUFC for local schools and women’s...

Harrowells property department wins award

Harrowells’ Conveyancing Department received a ‘highly commended’ award as one of the three top firms in the Yorkshire & North East Region as part of the national conveyancing awards orga nised each year by Law Firm...

Property department launches new 'fraud-busting' procedure

Residential property lawyers at Harrowells Solicitors are turning detective to flush out ‘bogus lawyers’ from criminal gangs who divert funds away from house purchases at the last minute. The residential property team at Harrowells, York, has...

Importance of solicitors' notes in rebuffing challenges to wills

Wills drawn up without accompanying meeting notes which explain what issues were considered and why decisions were taken are most vulnerable to being challenged after the person dies, explains Ed Ryder, Private Client partner at Harrowells Solicitors. The...

Award follows workplace explosion

A man who suffered life changing injuries in an explosion which happened during the course of his employment has recovered a significant award of compensation, thanks for support from lawyers in Harrowells' specialist Clinical Negligence and Catastrophic...

Launch of new care, health & wealth management team

A multi-disciplinary legal team, believed to be among the most comprehensive in the North, has been launched by Harrowells Solicitors, to support families living with dementia. The Care, Health & Wealth Management Team, which brings together 12 lawyers...

Supporting Dementia Awareness Week

Harrowells Solicitors has been a longstanding supporter of initiatives to improve the lives of those living with dementia. To mark Dementia Awareness Week 2015 on May 17-23, we assisted the York branch of the Alzheimer's Society, together with Here...

Significant award follows mesothelioma death

The widow of a man who was exposed to asbestos during the course of his working life has recovered a significant six figure sum by way of compensation.  The deceased had been exposed to asbestos throughout the course of his employment at the...

Supreme Court ruling to trigger more 'clean break' divorces

A landmark Supreme Court ruling that a former New Age traveller who has since become a multi millionaire  may have to give financial support to the wife he divorced 23 years ago will trigger more ‘clean-break’ cases – even where...

£500,000 CICA award

The maximum Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority award of £500,000 has been made for the benefit of a child who sustained very serious brain injuries shortly after birth. The child suffered cerebral palsy, severe spastic quadriplegia and epilepsy...