Moving Home News

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...

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...

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...

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...

Linda Heaton marks 10 years at Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co

Conveyancing specialist Linda Heaton is celebrating this month, having notched up ten years’ service at our Huddersfield branch. Since launching her legal career in Leeds, Linda has amassed 25 years’ experience in helping people to buy and...

Moving Home? Read Our Tips to Ensure Your Conveyancing Quote is a Fair One

Conveyancing in England and Wales has become a highly competitive business with some, less honourable firms employing dubious tactics to make their quotes appear cheaper than they actually are. Our conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton shares his top tips...

Insider's Guide to Conveyancing Quotes

Conveyancing in England & Wales has become such a competitive business, many high profile firms employ tricks to make them look cheaper than they actually are. Our conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton shares his top tips for getting a fair,...

Farewell to conveyancing assistant chris dawson

This month we bid a fond farewell to Chris Dawson who is retiring after nine years of service.Chris, who is 62 and lives in Brighouse, has been a familiar face and much valued member of the conveyancing team at our Brighouse office for nine years, joining...

Landlord and tenant: liability for repairs to the exterior of a building

Buy-to-let owners of leasehold properties and other intermediate landlords will be concerned by a Court of Appeal decision on the liability for repairs to the exterior of a building. Under the terms of the headlease, the freeholder was responsible for...

Stamp Duty Reforms Welcomed by Home buyers

Home buyers are already seeing the benefits of the recent changes in stamp duty, with many buyers paying far less than before. An average property in Calderdale or Kirklees at a price of £150,000 now attracts stamp duty of £500 rather than the...

Estate Agency Manager joins Boococks

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of John Churchill as Manager of our Fountain Street estate agency, Boococks. John, who previously worked at William H Brown’s in Wibsey, brings with him over twelve years’ experience in property...

Report Puts Conveyancing in the Spotlight

Complaints about residential conveyancing have risen by 25% in the 12 months, latest figures have revealed. According to the Legal Ombudsman service, one in five complaints received now relates to conveyancing, making it the most complained about area of...

Conveyancing expert Melanie joins the Wilkinson Woodward team

We're delighted to welcome conveyancing solicitor Melanie Leadbitter to our Halifax team. With considerable experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfer of equity and declarations of trust,...

What the 2013 Budget Means for Home Buyers

Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme, Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee and Right to Buy - What do the Budget changes mean Aspirations of home ownership appear to have been the driving force behind a number of the announcements made in this years budget but it...