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Free family law clinic in Hebden Bridge

In early 2020 we will be running a free family law clinic at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge. Specialists from our Family Law team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce or dissolution of Civil...

Christmas sorted: win a festive hamper worth £250

This Christmas we want to give something back to all our clients. Thanks to your support we’ve continued to grow as a legal practice and as a proud supporter of our local communities of Halifax, Huddersfield and Brighouse. As a small token of our...

Roy Dunn hits 25-year landmark in Huddersfield

Director Roy Dunn is celebrating after clocking up a quarter of a century of service to Huddersfield. Roy began his legal career as a trainee solicitor in 1990. After qualifying in 1992, he joined Norcliffe & Co on 4 th November 1994, working at...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 8 November 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 8 November 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge.  Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 11 October 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 11 October 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge.  Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship breakdowns...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge 13 September 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 13 September 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge.  Our legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: Divorce and relationship...

Shelley McLachlan appointed to Law Society children panel

This week our congratulations go to Shelley McLachlan, a solicitor at our Huddersfield office. Shelley has recently been appointed as a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and will now be able to represent children within care proceedings. ...

The Northumberland Mighty Hike: Thank you

Thank you to everyone who sponsored our Head of Family Law Penny Manock and Managing Director Maureen Cawthorn when they completed the Macmillan Northumberland Mighty Hike earlier this month. Thanks to your generous support,...

Maureen and Penny tackle The Northumberland Mighty Hike

This weekend our Managing Director Maureen Cawthorn will be joining our Head of Family Law Penny Manock to walk in memory of our much loved colleague Liza Pickles. Organised by Macmillan, the 26-mile route starts at Alnwick Castle and ends at...

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...

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....

Lepe Salam-Pir joins our Family team

We're delighted to welcome solicitor Lepe Salam-Pir to our Family team. Lepe studied law at London Metropolitan University, graduating with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2003 before qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. Having begun her legal career in central...

Why we are backing Family Mediation Week 2019

21-25 January 2019 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...

Liza Pickles

We are saddened to report that our much loved colleague Liza Pickles passed away on 25 November. Liza was an enormously popular member of the matrimonial team. Her kindness, common-sense and tremendous legal knowledge and skill will be greatly missed. Liza...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Penny Manock joins Sue Ryder Starlight Hike

Our Head of Family Law Penny Manock is joining fellow charity supporters in a 10k overnight hike. Penny will join fellow walkers on Saturday 30 September to hike along a marshalled route which takes in the villages surrounding Oxenhope...

Nottingham selected for on-line divorce pilot

  The East Midlands Divorce Centre in Nottingham has been selected as the first family court in the country to run a government pilot scheme allowing certain proceedings for a matrimonial order to be filled in on-line. The pilot will...

Health Secretary urged to ban GP fees for domestic abuse letters

Last weekend The Guardian reported that the Secretary of State for Health has been urged to end the "callous, insensitive and unjust" practice of some GPs charging victims of domestic violence for a medical letter which they may need in...