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Wrigleys' specialist heritage team advise on all aspects of the ownership and taxation of heritage property and art including works of art, furniture, jewellery, stamps, coins and medals.

 

Heritage land and buildings can pose various legal problems. They often have high capital values, but frequently any income they produce is absorbed or exceeded by maintenance or conservation costs. In rural areas these problems can be aggravated by current farming trends. Additionally, families owning such a property may be reluctant to see it sold at any price. Some heritage assets are transferred to or run by charities.

Specific services include:

  • Sales – consignment, establishing provenance, authorities, notice to Arts Council England and HMRC, export licences.
  • Purchases – at auction or by private treaty, checking provenance, funding, storage, security.
  • Gifts and transfers into and out of trusts.
  • Tax reliefs - Items already conditionally exempt from CGT or IHT, liaison with HMRC, methods of providing public access, compliance issues.
  • Charitable structures and maintenance funds.
  • Seeking renewal of conditional exemption on a fresh chargeable event or fresh conditional exemption for the first time, preeminent quality test, negotiating public access undertakings.
  • Breaches of undertakings for conditional exemption, loss or damage, negotiating tax liabilities arising.

"Wrigleys is a first tier firm for Personal tax, trusts and probate"

- Legal 500

"Market commentators describe the practice as a "gathering of like-minded people who have some superb specialisms" and who are "an absolute pleasure" to deal with."

- Chambers and Partners

Heritage Property

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Julia Boyes

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Leeds

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Julia Boyes View Biography

Julia Boyes

Partner
Leeds

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David Wightman

Land Trusts Consultant
Leeds

Andrew Wriglesworth View Biography

Andrew Wriglesworth

Partner
Leeds

Angus Hunter Smart View Biography

Angus Hunter Smart

Partner
Leeds

Direct employment of carers: Managing the risks

Austin Thornton discusses regulation and risk management in the direct employment of care staff focussing on CQC registration and insurance problems.

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The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard: what is it and how will it affect you?

As from April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) could prevent landlords from letting properties with low EPC ratings.

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Professional trustee; an update

The Pension Regulator sets out its revised description of a 'professional trustee.

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Schools Breakfast Club - Changing the rules: gender issues and pupil policies - 16th January 2018

Date: 16 Jan 2018

Venue: Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 6 February 2018

Date: 06 Feb 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Religious life:

Date: 21 Feb 2018

Venue: Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral, St Anne's Street, Leeds

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