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Come and work with us!

We're looking for a legal secretary for our Huddersfield office. Working as part of our busy Care Proceedings team, this challenging and rewarding role concerns a sensitive area of legal work. Previous experience in a similar role...

Christmas Jumper Day - Make the world better with a sweater!

Friday 15 December 2017 is Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day - a great excuse for us to show off our wonderful woollies and raise a bit of cash for charity too. Across the country, thousands are expected to don their festive knits and support...

Council Tax rates on unoccupied properties

Following this week’s Budget, extra powers are to be given to local councils to charge 100% council tax rates during times when a property is left vacant. This is designed to encourage properties to be occupied and to enable councils to...

Calderdale Community Spirit Awards

In partnership with local charity the Next Step Trust, we are proud to have reached the short list and to have received a special commendation at this year’s Calderdale Community Spirit Awards.  Organised by The Community Foundation for...

Join us at Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market: 25-26 November 2017

Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market is back in town! This annual event draws thousands of visitors to Brighouse and promises to be another brilliant event.  Visitors can look forward to a weekend packed with festive entertainment...

Farewell to employment expert Jon Dyson who retires this month

This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our most experienced solicitors, Jon Dyson, who is retiring after almost three decades of service to the local community. Jon studied law at Durham University and began his legal career as an articled clerk in the...

Tim Manock joins Wilkinson Woodward's Commercial team

We're delighted to welcome solicitor Tim Manock to our Commercial team. After completing his law degree in Leeds, Tim began his legal career with a Leeds based law firm before joining Savage Crangle in the 1990s where he later became a partner. ...

Emily Fish joins the Wilkinson Woodward family team

We're delighted to welcome solicitor Emily Fish to our Family team. Emily graduated from the University of Warwick in 2003 with a degree in English Literature. After returning home and deciding to pursue a career in law, Emily studied for two years...

Why digital Power of Attorney would be bad news for the elderly

Our wills and probate specialists Heather Nuttall and Bev Mottram are backing fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the Lasting Power of Attorney registration process fully digital on the...

Sam Jackson celebrates ten years at Wilkinson Woodward

Qualified Duty Solicitor Sam Jackson is celebrating this month, having notched up ten years’ service at Wilkinson Woodward. Sam graduated from the University of Durham in 2006 and completed his Legal Practice Course at Leeds in 2007 before joining...

Penny Manock joins Sue Ryder Starlight Hike

Our Head of Family Law Penny Manock is joining fellow charity supporters in a 10k overnight hike. Penny will join fellow walkers on Saturday 30 September to hike along a marshalled route which takes in the villages surrounding Oxenhope...

James Bell is Back in Training for Charity Half Marathon

Commercial solicitor James Bell is back in training – this time to raise awareness of a charity that’s especially close to his heart. Team Verrico - which supports the fight against cancer and other lethal diseases – is...

Meet our New Neighbours - Calderdale Credit Union

Earlier this week we were delighted to see the opening of Calderdale Credit Union’s new premises on the ground floor of our Huddersfield office. The credit union wanted to set up an office in Kirklees and our previously empty and...

Kevin Britton and James Bell join forces in charity ride

Conveyancing expert Kevin Britton and Commercial Law  specialist James Bell have teamed up for their latest lycra-clad charity challenge. The 2017 Appleyard Lees Velo is being sponsored by intellectual property law firm Appleyard Lees to raise...

Kevin saddles up for this weekend's York 100

Conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton is gearing up for his latest cycling challenge - a whopping 100 mile ride in support of Action Medical Research. The York 100, which takes place on Saturday August 20, covers some of the best cycling terrain in England...

James returns safe and well from Trek 26

Congratulations to commercial law specialist James Bell who has returned - battered, blistered but still in one piece – from his recent 26 mile trek in support of The Alzheimer’s Society. James, who is based at our Halifax office, took part...

Kevin limbers up for his latest cycle challenge

Conveyancing specialist and cycling maniac Kevin Britton is all set for his latest two-wheeled challenge - a monster 88 mile ride in support of the Sue Ryder charity. Kevin will join three fellow cyclists from Bradford Cycle Club for the full distance...

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...