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Quiz Raises Four Figures for Brain Tumour Charity

One thousand pounds was raised for a brain tumour charity by supporters from Calderdale and Kirklees who took part in our annual charity quiz last night. The event, which was supported by local businesses as well as our friends, families...

Our pick of fabulous summer events in Calderdale and Kirklees

With summer finally upon us, here's a sample of some of the brilliant events happening this summer across Calderdale and Kirklees. If you’re a fan of the illustrator Quentin Blake, there’s still time to see some of his works at The...

Join us at K9 Party in the Park on Sunday 2 July 2017

We're delighted to once again be sponsoring this year's RSPCA K9 Party in the Park at Heath Park, Halifax on Sunday 2 July. The event, which kicks off at 12 noon, attracts around 1500 people and their pooches for an afternoon with...

James Bell gets into training for marathon charity trek

Commercial law specialist James Bell is limbering up for his latest charity challenge - a 26 mile trek in support of The Alzheimer’s Society. James, who is based at our Halifax office, is taking part in Trek 26, a marathon distance...

Why you might need to talk to a TEP

This month saw the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEPs) The campaign, entitled ‘You can talk to a TEP’, focuses on the questions that arise at momentous or difficult points in people’s...

Managing Director Maureen Cawthorn celebrates double milestone

Congratulations to our Managing Director Maureen Cawthorn,  who has notched up two significant milestones with Wilkinson Woodward 25 years since she joined the firm and ten years since she took over as Managing Director In her ten years...

Join us at Brighouse 1940s weekend

Join us on 3rd and 4th June 2017 when Brighouse goes back to the 1940's. This annual event draws thousands of visitors to Brighouse and promises to be another brilliant event.  Visitors will be able to sit in a Spitfire,...

Dying Matters Awareness Week

This week's Dying Matters Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. Organised by The Dying Matters Coalition, the annual campaign is designed to help people talk more openly about dying, death and...

Plans to increase probate fees scrapped

The Prime Minister has confirmed that a proposal to increase probate fees before the general election has been shelved, raising the possibility that the plans could be dropped altogether. The controversial scheme to charge up to £20,000...

Planning for the Future? Save £105 on Wills and Powers of Attorney

If you're thinking of making a Will and want to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can save up to £105 by instructing Wilkinson Woodward with these special offers: Save £50 on our standard fees when you arrange  a Lasting...

2017 Wilkinson Woodward Charity Quiz

On Thursday, 22 nd June we'll hold our (nearly famous) annual charity quiz at the MBi Shay Stadium in Halifax. This year's quiz is being organised in support of Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire, with all funds raised donated...

Welcome to commercial specialist James Bell

We're delighted to welcome solicitor James Bell to our commercial team. After completing his law degree and LPC (Legal Practice Course) in Leeds, James began his legal career working on clinical negligence cases, before joining international law...

Welcome to wills and probate specialist Heather Nuttall

We're delighted to welcome experienced wills and probate solicitor Heather Nuttall to our team. After studying at Manchester University and York College of Law, Heather began her legal career working in Leeds and Bradford, before qualifying as a...

Farewell to Gillian Leonard who retires this month

This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our most experienced solicitors, Gillian Leonard, who is retiring after more than three decades of service to the local community. Gillian began her legal career in 1981 as an articled clerk (trainee solicitor)...

We're celebrating 5 years of Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co

We’re delighted to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the merger of our Huddersfield office with Norcliffe & Co solicitors. Prior to the merger on 2nd April 2012, Huddersfield solicitors Norcliffe & Co established a strong reputation in the...

Wills and probate specialists highlighted by Alzheimers Research UK

We're delighted that Alzheimers Research UK have chosen to include two legal specialists from Wilkinson Woodward in their 2017 list of solicitors with experience of clients affected by dementia . Both Bev Mottram and Hayley Meskimmon  have...

Time is running out for victims of road traffic accidents

The rights of road traffic accident victims to claim compensation for their injuries will be significantly reduced if reforms planned for 2018 are given the go-ahead. In February 2017, the Government announced its intention to fix compensation for minor...

We Are Backing Huddersfield Literature Festival 2017

  For the fourth year running, we’re delighted to be supporting Huddersfield Literature Festival, which runs from 4-19 March 2017. The festival promises another bumper crop of interesting and innovative literary events.   Wilkinson Woodward...

Possession order to eviction in under nine weeks

According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice , in the spring of 2016 the average time between starting a claim for a possession order and getting the order enforced by the Court bailiff ranged from 40 to 45 weeks.  If you are a...

Hayley celebrates ten years at Wilkinson Woodward

  Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate specialist Hayley Meskimmon is celebrating this month, having notched up ten years’ service at Wilkinson Woodward. Hayley graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004 and joined us as a paralegal in...

Nottingham selected for on-line divorce pilot

  The East Midlands Divorce Centre in Nottingham has been selected as the first family court in the country to run a government pilot scheme allowing certain proceedings for a matrimonial order to be filled in on-line. The pilot will...

Health Secretary urged to ban GP fees for domestic abuse letters

Last weekend The Guardian reported that the Secretary of State for Health has been urged to end the "callous, insensitive and unjust" practice of some GPs charging victims of domestic violence for a medical letter which they may need in...

New laws to tackle mobile phone use

Most people know that since December 2003, it has been illegal to use a mobile phone, held in the hand, whilst driving or whilst stopped with the engine on. However, under a new law due to come into effect next month, drivers will receive six...

Two graduates join our Huddersfield team

We're delighted to welcome two law graduates from the University of Huddersfield to our team. Lauren Allette and Emma Sheard both graduated from Huddersfield University’s Law School at the same time and, after brief spells working locally, both...

Judges change rules on child contact with violent fathers

    On 20 January The Guardian reported an announcement that some of the UK's most senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse which...