Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates News

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...

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)...

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...

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...

Lasting Power of Attorney - The Facts

The topic of Powers of Attorney made its way into the headlines recently. Although it’s possible to set up a Power of Attorney without consulting a solicitor, to fully understand the implications and prevent possible problems further down the line,...

Can someone challenge my Will?

Family members often grieve in different ways and losing a loved one can trigger the emergence of past family difficulties and sibling rivalries. What may have been a relatively straight forward Will can end up with the administration of an estate becoming a...

Proposed Cap on Care Costs is not what it's cracked up to be

Government plans to implement a cap on care costs as part of the 2014 Care Act should be read with a close eye on the small print according to our probate expert Katie Swift. Whilst the anticipated cap of £72,000 on what an individual would pay sounds...

Were Backing Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Will Making Month

March 2014 is “Will Making Month”, a campaign organised by supporters of  Age UK in  Calderdale and Kirklees , who provide vital services and support for older people in the local community. We’re proud to be one of a handful of...