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We are hiring

We’re looking for someone pretty special to join our busy and expanding legal practice. In response to the growing demand for conveyancing services, we urgently need a full time, permanent conveyancing specialist to join our Property teams in Halifax,...

Wilkinson Woodward marks a decade in Huddersfield town centre

This month we are celebrating our first decade of trading in Huddersfield town centre. We moved into offices in Queen Street on 6 June 2008 and have continued to expand ever since, especially after our merger with Norcliffe...

Join us at Brighouse 1940s weekend

Join us on Saturday 2 June 2018 when Brighouse goes back to the 1940's. This annual event draws thousands of visitors to Brighouse and promises to be another brilliant weekend. Take a seat in an iconic Messerschmitt, say...

Time is running out for victims of road traffic accidents

The rights of road traffic accident victims to claim compensation for their injuries will be significantly reduced if reforms planned for 2019 are given the go-ahead. In February 2017, the Government announced its intention to fix compensation for minor...

Its so important to talk about dying

This month's Dying Matters Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. Organised by The Dying Matters Coalition, the annual campaign is designed to help people talk more openly about dying, death and...

Kevin Britton limbers up for his latest cycling challenge

Conveyancing specialist and cycling maniac Kevin Britton is all set for his latest two-wheeled challenge - the 129km Tour De Yorkshire Sportive. Kevin will join fellow cyclists from Bradford Cycle Club for the long distance route, which starts in...

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...
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