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Emily scoops first prize in our 1940s Weekend competition

Congratulations to 9-year-old Emily Rose Brown who scooped the prize in our recent colouring competition, which we ran as part of the 2019  Brighouse 1940s weekend . Emily created this colourful image of a spitfire and wins a...

Rights of road traffic accident victims set to change from April 2020

The rights of road traffic accident victims to claim compensation for their injuries will be significantly reduced if reforms planned for April 2020 are given the go-ahead. In February 2017, the Government first announced its intention to fix compensation...

Thanks for helping us to raise over £1600 for Overgate Hospice

Over £1600 was raised for Overgate Hospice by generous supporters who took part in our recent annual charity quiz. The event, which was supported by local businesses as well as our friends, families and colleagues, raised vital funds...

Overgate 5k Colour Run

On 13 July 2019 a ten-strong team from Wilkinson Woodward will join hundreds of colour-crazy fundraisers at the start line of this year's Overgate Hospice Colour Run for 5 kilometres of powder bombing.   We signed up to the Colour...

Could you become a dementia friend?

In partnership with local care providers Welcome Independent Living and West Yorkshire Police, on Wednesday 19 June 2019 we will be hosting a free Dementia Friends session from 5.30pm to 7pm at our offices in Fountain Street, Halifax. The short,...

Join us at K9 Party in the Park on Sunday 7 July 2019

We're delighted to once again be sponsoring this year's RSPCA K9 Party in the Park at Heath Park, Halifax on Sunday 7 July. The event, which kicks off at 12 noon, attracts around 1500 people and their pooches for an afternoon with...

Join us on 25 June: Overgate Associates Networking Event

Are you a sole trader wondering if it’s time to go limited? Are you a company director wanting to protect your business should the worst happen? How would your business survive a monumental boardroom dispute or the demise of one of your key people? ...

Will Making Month - supporting of Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

As part of Age UK’s recent Will Making Month initiative, we’re delighted to have raised £435 for the Calderdale and Kirklees branch. Throughout March, Wills and Probate specialists Rachel Hunt and Lauren Allette waived their fees in...

Class of 74 YorkshireThree Peaks Challenge: Thank You

Thank you to everyone who supported Andrew Crabtree's recent 'Class of 74 Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Andrew and his former Hipperholme Grammar school pals completed the gruelling 24.5 mile walk in ten hours. So far, as part of Liza's...

Free Legal Advice Service for Businesses Launches in Hebden Bridge

In partnership with Welcome Independent Living , we're launching a new free legal advice service for businesses in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and the Upper Valley. Our commercial law and commercial property law team will be on hand to offer...

Join us at Brighouse 1940s weekend

Join us on Saturday 1 June 2019 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, meet...

Emily Lockwood takes to the skies for charity

On 28 June 2019 intrepid legal secretary Emily Lockwood will join friends in a charity skydive. Emily has chosen to support two local charities close to her heart; Manorlands Hospice and Overgate Hospice. Manorlands Hospice cared for...

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Why now is the right time to plan for the future.

Do you have ageing parents? Are you in a long term relationship but unmarried? Are you generally concerned about what would happen if you or your spouse/partner could no longer speak for yourselves on issues including healthcare, social...

Why it's so important to talk about dying

This month's Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May) 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...

Liz Wallis joins our Property team

We're delighted to welcome licensed conveyancer Liz Wallis to our Property team. A licensed conveyancer since 2003, Liz has over twenty years’ experience of helping people to buy and sell their homes and has  extensive knowledge of all...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 31 May 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 31 May 2019 at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Heather Nuttall from our Wills and Probate team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal...

No-fault evictions to be abolished in England

The Government has announced proposals to prevent tenants from being "uprooted by their landlord with little notice". Under current legislation, Section 21 notices allow landlords to evict tenants without a reason and with as little as eight...

National Minimum/Living Wage from 1 April 2019

The National Minimum/Living Wage have changed this month. From 1 April 2019 the new rates are: Workers aged 25 and over - £8.21 an hour (National Living Wage) Workers aged 21-24 - £7.70 an hour Development rate for workers aged 18-20 -...

Melanie Leadbitter becomes a director

We are delighted to announce the promotion of our property specialist Melanie Leadbitter to Director. Melanie has worked at Wilkinson Woodward since joining our conveyancing team in 2014 and has been instrumental in the continued expansion of our...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 26 April 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 26 April 2019 at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Our Wills and Probate specialist Heather Nuttall will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice...

Wilkinson Woodward Charity Quiz Night: Friday 7 June 2019

Fancy a great night out with family, friends or colleagues while supporting an amazing local charity? Then don’t miss our Quiz Night at the MBi Shay Football Stadium at 630pm on Friday 7 June 2019. Tickets cost £10 per player (including a...

Make a Will and support Overgate Hospice

Once again we're pleased to be supporting Make a Will Fortnight to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. From 29 April to 10 May 2019 when you ask Wilkinson Woodward to make a Will as part of Make a Will Fortnight,  we will donate...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge on 29 March 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 29 March 2019 at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Wills and Probate specialist  Hayley Meskimmon  will be on hand to offer free, expert...

Class of '74 Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge: the first of our Liza's Legacy events

In memory of our much-loved colleague Liza Pickles who passed away last year, we've signed up to Liza's Legacy , a series of events to raise funds for Overgate Hospice, whose amazing staff cared for Liza in the final days of her life. ...

Liza's Legacy - a year of fundraising in memory of Liza Pickles

In memory of our much-loved colleague Liza Pickles who passed away last year, we've signed up to Liza's Legacy , a series of events to raise funds for Overgate Hospice, whose amazing staff cared for Liza in the final days of her life....
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