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Calderdale Local plan could highlight space for new homes

  If you're a local land owner, you may have been approached by Calderdale Council as part of their work to identify sites for development and protection. The Calderdale Local plan (which will replace the current unitary development...

Mark Green joins Wilkinson Woodward's family team

We're delighted to welcome solicitor and family mediator Mark Green to our Family team. Mark is a highly experienced family lawyer and mediator, handling all aspects of relationship breakdown including finance, property and arrangements for...

We're Proud Supporters of the Young at Heart!

Once again, we’re delighted to be supporting the Concert for the Young at Heart, which takes place at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on Tuesday 20 March 2018. For many years, we’ve been supporting this brilliant concert, which features comedy,...

Gillian Rothwell heading for success with conveyancing qualification

After 17 years as a legal secretary, Gillian Rothwell is on track to make the transition to licenced conveyancer. During that time Gillian has helped with all aspects of residential conveyancing including, sales, purchases, re-mortgages,...

Vikki Nash joins Boococks Lettings and Estate Agency

We're delighted to welcome Vikki Nash to our team at Boococks Lettings and Estate Agency. Having enjoyed a varied career (including running a pub), Vikki has taken like a duck to water in our busy offices on Fountain Street in Halifax, where she...

Harry knuckles down to the last of his estate agency exams

Boococks estate agency sales negotiator Harry Manock is preparing for final stages of his qualifications for the National Association of Estate Agents , the UK's leading professional body for estate agents. Harry is currently undertaking a City...

Liza Pickles transfers to our Halifax office

We're delighted to welcome Liza Pickles to our Halifax office. Liza, who joined us in 2002, is an experienced family lawyer/ mediator. She has been a familiar face at our Brighouse office since 2013. Liza recently...

Why we are backing Family Mediation Week 2018

22-26 January 2018 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...

We Are Backing Huddersfield Literature Festival 2018

For the fifth year running, we’re delighted to be supporting Huddersfield Literature Festival, which runs from 8-18 March 2018. The festival promises another bumper crop of entertaining and insightful literary events.   Wilkinson Woodward is proud...

Andrew Crabtree marks 30 years at Wilkinson Woodward

Our senior commercial and property law specialist Andrew Crabtree is celebrating this month after notching up thirty years’ service Wilkinson Woodward. After graduating from the University of East Anglia in 1984, Andrew began his legal career...

Thanks for helping us to raise £250 for Brighouse Central Food Bank

We'd like to thank visitors to this year's Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market for helping us to raise £250 for Brighouse Central Food Bank.  If you visited this year's festive event, you might have spotted staff from our...

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...