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Universal Wealth Management - a cautionary tale

Recent media coverage about investigations into possible fraudulent activity within Universal Wealth Management serve as caution to anyone considering making a Will. Universal Wealth Management acted as Will writers, advising people who attended...

Make a Will and support Overgate Hospice

We're pleased to be participating in Make a Will Fortnight to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. From 8 to 19 October 2018 when you ask to make a Will as part of Make a Will Fortnight,  we will donate half our fee to Overgate...

We're celebrating five years in brilliant Brighouse

This week we are celebrating our first five years in Brighouse; we've been trading from our offices in King Street since we merged with Bearders Solicitors on 1 October 2013. Over the past five years we have expanded...

Tim and Penny Manock mark a double legal milestone

Husband and wife solicitors Tim and Penny Manock are celebrating a double milestone this week by each marking three decades as qualified solicitors. The couple both qualified as solicitors thirty years ago on 1 October 1988. Tim and Penny met as...

Settlement agreements can resolve long standing problems at work

Settlement Agreements came into effect on 29 th July 2013 and are legally binding contracts which can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms.  Settlement Agreements are often used to resolve ongoing disputes between an employer and...

Kate Machon secures training contract

We're pleased to announce that Leeds law graduate Kate Machon has secured a training contract with Wilkinson Woodward. Kate studied law at the University of Leeds and completed her Masters and LPC (Legal Practice Course) at the University of Law in...

Hebden Bridge Dementia Friendly Awareness Week

We're pleased to be supporting Hebden Bridge's first Dementia Friendly Communities Week. This week long event will be of interest to anyone affected by dementia, or who is working with or caring for someone with dementia. Organised by Staying...

Brighouse BID launch 20 September 2018

Like many local businesses, we're excited by the Brighouse BID initiative and are looking forward to the launch of proposals for a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town centre. The launch, which will see the five-year plan for the...

Emily Fish celebrates 10 years as a qualified solicitor

Family law specialist Emily Fish is celebrating this week as she notches up her first decade as a qualified solicitor. Emily qualified as a solicitor on the 15 th September 2008 and, over the past decade, she has developed an extensive knowledge of all...

Ask Wilkinson Woodward - Free Legal Advice Service Launches in Hebden Bridge

In partnership with Welcome Independent Living , we're delighted to announce our new free legal advice service, which launches in Hebden Bridge on Friday 26 October 2018. As part of the services available at Welcome Independent...

Kelly Gill qualifies as a Chartered Legal Executive

We are delighted to announce that Wills and Probate specialist Kelly Gill has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. After completing her law degree and Legal Practice Course at The University of Huddersfield, Kelly joined Wilkinson Woodward in 2015....

Laura Kurowski celebrates 10 years as a qualified solicitor

Director and property specialist Laura Kurowski is celebrating this week having notched up her first decade as a qualified solicitor. Laura qualified as a solicitor on the 1st of September 2008 and has extensive knowledge of all areas of commercial and...

Boococks launches in-house domestic energy assessment service

If you’re thinking of selling or letting your home, you’ll need to provide prospective buyers or tenants with an The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property. The certificate is issued following an assessment carried out by a...

How to file a complaint about discimination or unfair treatment at work

Making a complaint to your employer about discriminatory or unfair treatment at work can be a risky business. If you’ve been passed over for promotion or have simply had enough of lewd comments from colleagues should you consider filing a grievance? ...

Next Step Trust expand into 1855 Building

As one of our chosen local charities, we’re delighted to be supporting Calderdale’s Next Step Trust in the most recent milestone of their ongoing development. We recently secured a lease for the Trust to operate from the 1855 Building which is...

Melanie Leadbitter celebrates 15 years as a solicitor

Conveyancing specialist Melanie Leadbitter is celebrating this week having notched up fifteen years as a qualified solicitor. Melanie qualified as a solicitor on the 1st of August 2003 at the height of the property boom and has extensive knowledge of all...

Lauren Allette and Emma Sheard Qualify as Solicitors

We are delighted to announce the qualification of our trainee solicitors Lauren Allette and Emma Sheard . Lauren and Emma both graduated from Huddersfield University’s Law School at the same time and, after brief spells working locally, both...

Working in hot temperatures - what are my rights?

The recent heatwave has sparked a series of questions about working in high temperatures. Our employment law specialist James Hodgson offers some advice for employers and employees. In the UK there is no maximum temperature that a workplace is allowed to...

Farewell to Susan Woolford who retires this month

This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our most experienced legal professionals, Susan Woolford, who is retiring after almost four decades of service to the local community. Susan began her life-long career with Wilkinson Woodward as an Assistant...

Helen Atkinson joins Wilkinson Woodward's Property team

We're delighted to welcome commercial and property specialist Helen Atkinson to our  Huddersfield team. After studying at Manchester Polytechnic and the Chester College of Law, Helen began her legal career as an articled clerk at a small...

Is it legal to break into a vehicle to save a dog?

Despite public awareness campaigns by organisations such as the Police and the RSPCA, many people still believe it’s acceptable to leave their dog in a vehicle on a warm day providing windows are left open or they are parked in shade. In fact, cars...

Amber scoops first prize with her colourful spitfire

Congratulations to 11-year-old Amber from Brighouse who scooped the prize in our recent colouring competition which we ran as part of Brighouse 1940s weekend earlier this month. Amber, who attends St Andrew’s Junior School in Brighouse...

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...
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