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Dan Cawthorn qualifies as a Solicitor

Congratulations to Dan Cawthorn in our Property team, who has qualified as a Solicitor today. Dan studied at Bradford Grammar School and gained a degree in History from the University of Newcastle before completing a law conversion course in 2018...

Minimum wage for 23 year-olds to rise to £9.50 an hour

Workers on the minimum wage will get a pay increase from April next year when the rate for those aged over 23 will rise to £9.50 an hour (from £8.91). For a full-time worker, this equates to an extra £1,074 per...

New funding will help local families facing divorce or separation

The Government recently announced an additional £800,000 to fund family mediation for families resolving issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to...

Hardev Kaur marks 15 years as a qualified Solicitor

Congratulations to  property and commercial specialist  Hardev Kaur  who celebrates fifteen years as a qualified solicitor this week. Hardev is based at our Halifax office and deals with all types of property transactions including the...

Laura Kurowski marks fifteen years service at Wilkinson Woodward

Congratulations to commercial and property law Solicitor Laura Kurowski who marks fifteen years’ service with us this month.  Since joining us as a Trainee Solicitor in August 2006 and qualifying in 2008, Laura has...

Join us at K9 Party in the Park on Sunday 5 September 2021

We're delighted to once again be sponsoring this year's RSPCA K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath Park, Halifax on Sunday 5 September. The event, which kicks off at 12 noon, attracts hundreds of visitors (and their prize pooches) for an...

Laura Kurowski appointed trustee of The Eleanor Hirst Trust

We're delighted to announce that Laura Kurowski has been appointed as a trustee of The Eleanor Hirst Trust. The Eleanor Hirst Trust owns six Grade II listed Almshouses in the village of Wilshaw near Holmfirth  and maintains and preserves the...

The Great Huddersfield Cleanup

Huddersfield Times recently launched an great local initiative that looks set to benefit residents, businesses and visitors to Huddersfield.  The Great Huddersfield Cleanup (GHCU) is a community litter picking event which runs over the...

We are hiring!

We’re looking for an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor to join our busy and expanding legal practice. Based at our town centre offices in Halifax, you’ll have experience in the full range of commercial property transactions including...

Shelley McLachlan becomes a Director

We are delighted to announce the promotion of our care proceedings specialist Shelley McLachlan to Director. Shelley joined Wilkinson Woodward in 2014 after achieving a First-Class Law Degree followed by a Master’s in Law and Practice....

We are taking part in the new Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

We are pleased to announce our participation in the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme. Family mediation is a cost-effective way to resolve differences following separation. The new scheme launched on 1 April 2021, with an additional boost of...

Stamp duty holiday extended to September 2021

Following today’s Budget announcements, homebuyers are set to save up to £15,000 as the Chancellor extended the stamp duty holiday for a further six months. The decision is partly designed to ease the current bottleneck of residential property...

Budget 2021: A summary for employers

This month's budget incorporates a number of measures designed to provide support for the many small businesses suffering the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Following widespread speculation, here is a brief summary of the key points for...

Huddersfield Literature Festival launches virtual events for 2021

This year's Huddersfield Literature Festival kicks off with an exciting programme of online events running from 18-28 March, followed by a series of live indoor and outdoor events later in the year. For the eighth year running, we are delighted to...

Lepe Salam-Pir marks 15 years as a qualified solicitor

Congratulations to  family law specialist Lepe Salam-Pir who celebrates fifteen years as a qualified solicitor this week. Lepe was admitted to the  role of solicitors  on 1st February 2006 having graduated...

Why we are supporting Family Mediation Week 2021

18-22 January 2021 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...

Ethnicity Pay Gap Day 8 January 2021

Campaigners have announced today as the launch of Ethnicity Pay Gap Day. The day supports the aims of the #EthnicityPayGap campaign and calls on employers to report their ethnicity pay gap in the same way they are required to report their gender...

Christmas and New Year opening times

Our offices will close at 12.30pm on Thursday 24 December 2020. We reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2021. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors! ...

Furlough scheme extended until April 2021

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme is being extended to the end of April 2021 and that the government will continue to pay 80% of wages until the end of the scheme. The extension aims to provide businesses with a...

Clive Masters celebrates thirty years at Wilkinson Woodward

Congratulations to family lawyer Clive Masters who is marking thirty years’ service with us. Clive joined Wilkinson Woodward’s Family Team on 5 November 1990 and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal...

Kate Machon qualifies as a solicitor

Congratulations to Kate Machon who has qualified as a solicitor. Kate studied law at the University of Leeds and completed her Masters and LPC (Legal Practice Course) at the University of Law in 2018. She began her training contract at...

Make a Will Fortnight for Overgate Hospice

Once again, we have been pleased to join other local Wills and Probate specialists in supporting Overgate Hospice’ Make a Will fortnight’. As part of the campaign, local legal professionals have waived their usual Will writing fees. Instead,...

Huddersfield BID launches retail forum

Huddersfield BID are launching a forum to support local retailers and form a collective voice to help shape the local trading environment. All retailers are welcome to join and be part of Huddersfield's recovery.  A Zoom event has been...

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...
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