Wilkinson Woodward News

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Our Pick of the best Festive Entertainment in Calderdale and Kirklees

There are lots of wonderful events happening throughout Calderdale and Kirklees at the moment. Here's a selection of some of our favourites - tickets were still available when we checked on the 16th December! If you’re a fan of the traditional...

Our Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Our offices in Halifax, Huddersfield and Brighouse will be open until 1pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward!...

Happy Birthday to Us!

This month we’re delighted to be celebrating our 130 th birthday! Wilkinson Woodward has been trading from premises in Fountain Street, Halifax since 1886, when the town was still a force to be reckoned with in the world textile industry. Since...

Kevin Britton Charity Ride for Children In Need

Kevin Britton, conveyancer at our Halifax office, is participating in a charity turbo training ride in aid of Children in Need on Friday, 18. November 2016. 4pm to 6pm Bradford Cycle Club are hoping to raise as much money as possible by cycling (on...

Edna Marks 10 Years at Wilkinson Woodward

Conveyancing specialist Edna Ward is celebrating this month, having notched up ten years’ service at Wilkinson Woodward. After an initial career as an industrial engineer and a two year period living in India, Edna returned to the UK and re-trained...

25 Years of the Community Foundation for Calderdale

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Community Foundation for Calderdale. The Foundation works tirelessly to support investment in Calderdale, most recently raising in excess of £2m for victims of last December's terrible floods.Over the...

Inheritance: financial boost or tax burden?

Will your children inherit your hard earned assets or a hefty inheritance tax bill? Don't miss our forthcoming Inheritance Planning Seminar. Join Wills and Probate specialist Bev Mottram and Sheena Doherty from Sovereign Wealth for a...

Wilkinson Woodward Welcomes Criminal law specialist Erica Topham

We're delighted to welcome nationally known criminal law specialist Erica Topham to the Wilkinson Woodward fold.   Erica has represented clients throughout the country in aspects of criminal law ranging from criminal damage to murder...

Penny Manock hits 30 year landmark at Wilkinson Woodward

Our Head of Family Law Penny Manock is celebrating after clocking up thirty years of service at Wilkinson Woodward. After graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University, Halifax-born Penny joined us in 1986 as an articled clerk, choosing to...