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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...

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 2020 are given the go-ahead. In February 2017, the Government first announced its intention to fix compensation for...

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...
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