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New funding will help local families facing divorce or separation

The Government recently announced an additional £800,000 to fund family mediation for families resolving issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to...

We are taking part in the new Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

We are pleased to announce our participation in the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme. Family mediation is a cost-effective way to resolve differences following separation. The new scheme launched on 1 April 2021, with an additional boost of...

Lepe Salam-Pir marks 15 years as a qualified solicitor

Congratulations to  family law specialist Lepe Salam-Pir who celebrates fifteen years as a qualified solicitor this week. Lepe was admitted to the  role of solicitors  on 1st February 2006 having graduated...

Why we are supporting Family Mediation Week 2021

18-22 January 2021 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...

Christmas and New Year opening times

Our offices will close at 12.30pm on Thursday 24 December 2020. We reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2021. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors! ...

Clive Masters celebrates thirty years at Wilkinson Woodward

Congratulations to family lawyer Clive Masters who is marking thirty years’ service with us. Clive joined Wilkinson Woodward’s Family Team on 5 November 1990 and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal...

Domestic abuse helpline calls surge in lockdown

New figures reveal that over 40,000 calls and contacts were made to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline during the first three months of lockdown, mostly by women seeking help. According to Refuge, the charity which runs the helpline, in June...

Robert Scott marks 40 years at Wilkinson Woodward

Robert Scott is celebrating this month after notching up forty years’ service with Wilkinson Woodward. Robert was born and raised in Halifax and joined Wilkinson Woodward as an articled clerk in July 1980 after graduating from the University of...

Why we are backing Family Mediation Week 2020

20-24 January 2020 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...

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

It’s business as usual until 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019. We reopen at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020. Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. ...

And the winner of our festive hamper is...

Congratulations to Mr Robert Hitchen who won our Christmas prize draw for a £250 hamper packed with festive food and drink. Mr Hitchen's name was drawn on Monday 16 December 2019, at random, from our database of clients. The...

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...