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Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your Will.

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There are many reasons why someone might choose to leave money to charity in their Will. Tax planning may be a key incentive, or it could be due to a lack of close family members. Some may simply wish to create a longer lasting personal legacy or they might...

Commercial property, green space, and The Queen's Green Canopy

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From individual landowners to corporate developers, everyone is being encouraged to play their part in enhancing our environment by planting trees for The Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. ...

Buying a business: are you getting shares or asset?

Natalie Freer
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The opportunity to purchase a competing or complimentary business provides an important route to expansion, but it is important to be clear about what exactly you are acquiring in a business - whether this is via shares or assets. According to commercial...

pre-paid Probate Plans - buyer beware

Belinda-Jane Poulter
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There are issues with some companies who offered pre-paid Funeral Plans and indeed one company, ‘SureHands’, has collapsed with many people not knowing whether they will have their money returned. The same looks now to be happening with Probate...

Advice if you are asked to give evidence at court for a business

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Businesses may need to send someone to court for a variety of reasons; from recovering an unpaid debt or contractual overpayment, to defending a personal injury claim or tax action brought against them by HMRC. Whatever the circumstances, there will be a...

Leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK

Emma Silkstone
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The Private Client team at our Pickering and Malton offices have signed up to the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Free Will scheme. This is a scheme which people can talk to us about and instruct us on at any time of year, it is not limited to a specific week or...

Your commercial property portfolio - time to restructure?

Amy Clarkson
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A commercial property portfolio is just like any other investment - to get the best out of it, you need to manage it well, and sometimes it will benefit from being restructured. The unforeseen impact of Covid-19 on the whole of the UK economy has underlined...

Agricultural Land - The benefits of being registered

Amy Clarkson
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A significant percentage of land in England and Wales is still unregistered and a large part of that is agricultural and rural land. Why?  Well, agricultural land often remains within the same ownership for decades and land which was purchased before...

Career promotions from May 2022 at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors

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We are very pleased to announce that in the third year of our transparent, merit-based and all-inclusive Career Progression Programme and following the latest round of applications, we have promoted 12 staff with effect from 1 May 2022. These promotions...

Buying a freehold investment property

Elizabeth Simpson
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If you are looking to invest in commercial premises; either as a base to run your business from, or as the start of a property portfolio which you plan to manage and let out to tenants, your two main options are either taking on a lease or buying the...

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