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James Hodgson marks a decade at Wilkinson Woodward

Employment law specialist James Hodgson is celebrating this week as he marks a decade of service with Wilkinson Woodward. James joined Wilkinson Woodard on 6 September 2010 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2012. He specialises in employment...

Domestic abuse helpline calls surge in lockdown

New figures reveal that over 40,000 calls and contacts were made to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline during the first three months of lockdown, mostly by women seeking help. According to Refuge, the charity which runs the helpline, in June...

Robert Scott marks 40 years at Wilkinson Woodward

Robert Scott is celebrating this month after notching up forty years’ service with Wilkinson Woodward. Robert was born and raised in Halifax and joined Wilkinson Woodward as an articled clerk in July 1980 after graduating from the University of...

Stamp duty threshold lifted

In a widely anticipated move the Chancellor has temporarily raised the threshold that stamp duty tax is paid on property transactions in England and Northern Ireland to £500,000. The move, which comes into immediate effect, is designed to boost...

2020 K9 Party in the Park goes virtual

Calling all dogs (and their owners!). This year's RSPCA K9 Party is the Park is going virtual. The popular doggy day out normally takes place every year in Heath Park, Halifax, with canines from across Calderdale gathering for competitions, shows,...

Can I move home under the new Covid-19 restrictions?

The new guidelines issued by the Government this week suggest that moving home could be a regarded as an exception to the “stay at home” rules, where the move is unavoidable and can be done safely. In all cases, buyers, sellers and third parties...

Has lockdown scuppered your plans to buy or sell property this Spring?

  Every property transaction requires legal paperwork and preparation - our team of property law specialists can help you complete much of this during lockdown, so you’re ready to go before the inevitable rush once restrictions are lifted. ...

New date for Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister 4 October 2020

We are pleased to be supporting 'Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister' which will take place on Sunday 4 October 2020, 2pm at Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. This event has been re-scheduled after this year's...

Hayley Meskimmon marks 10 years as a qualified solicitor

Congratulations to Wills and probate specialist  Hayley Meskimmon who celebrates her first decade as a qualified solicitor this week. Hayley was admitted to the role of solicitors on 15th April 2010 and deals with a range of legal...

Budget 2020. Key points for employers and employees

On 11 March 2020 Sajid Javid announced several measures aimed at protecting businesses and employees against the impact of Coronavirus. The key points were: Sick Pay and Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be available from the first day of absence...

Increases in minimum wage rates take effect on 1 April 2020

Significant increases in minimum wage rates will take effect on 1 April 2020. On that date, the National Living Wage (the rate for workers aged over 25 years) increases by 6.2%. According to the Government this equates to an annual pay rise of up...

Full steam ahead for Huddersfield charity Platform 1

We were recently introduced to Huddersfield men’s charity Platform 1, a charity which supports men across Kirklees. After starting with just four members, the charity now supports over 400 men from across Kirklees, offering them a unique space to...

Meet Dawn Prest - the newest addition to the Boococks team

Dawn joined Boococks busy sales and rentals team in January 2020. With over thirty years ‘experience in residential property sales in Calderdale, she knows every inch of the local property market like the back of her hand. Dawn is...

Free General Legal Advice Clinic in Hebden Bridge 13 March 2020

Our next free general legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 13 March 2020 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Solicitor Roy Dunn will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and...

Free Wills and Probate Legal Advice Clinic in Hebden Bridge 28 February 2020

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 28 February 2020 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Our Wills and Probate team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Making a Will ...

Employment law clinic in Huddersfield on 12 February 2020

The next free legal advice clinic on Employment Law is on Wednesday 12 February 2020 from 1pm to 4pm. Our employment law specialist, James Hodgson will be available for any employment law queries from local small businesses and employees. Pop in...

Free General Legal Advice Clinic in Hebden Bridge: 14 February 2020

Our next free general legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 14 February 2020 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 31 January 2020

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 31 January 2020 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Our Wills and Probate team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Making a Will ...

Free General Legal Advice Clinic in Hebden Bridge 10 January 2020

Our next free general legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 10 January 2020 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship...

Why we are backing Family Mediation Week 2020

20-24 January 2020 is Family Mediation Week. Organised by the Family Mediators Association (FMA), the campaign aims to raise awareness of mediation as an alternative to court battles for separating couples. Mediation can help you take control of your...

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

It’s business as usual until 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019. We reopen at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. ...

And the winner of our festive hamper is...

Congratulations to Mr Robert Hitchen who won our Christmas prize draw for a £250 hamper packed with festive food and drink. Mr Hitchen's name was drawn on Monday 16 December 2019, at random, from our database of clients. The...

Deborah Billingsley joins our Property team

We're delighted to welcome licensed conveyancer Deborah Billingsley to our Property team. With extensive experience working for well-known local firms including Chadwick Lawrence and Gordons Solicitors, Deborah’s legal career began in 1995....

Free family law clinic in Hebden Bridge

In early 2020 we will be running a free family law clinic at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge. Specialists from our Family Law team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce or dissolution of Civil...

Dan Cawthorn secures training contract

We're pleased to announce that law graduate Daniel Cawthorn has secured a training contract with Wilkinson Woodward. Dan studied at Bradford Grammar School and gained a degree in History from the University of Newcastle before completing a law...
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