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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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Does reducing the price of your property really work?

If your property has been on the market for a while, you may have been tempted to consider reducing the price. However according to Zoopla, reducing the asking price of a property is critical to achieving a sale in only 14% of cases. As reported...

Client Money Protection Law comes into force on 1 April 2019

On 1 April 2019 it will be compulsory for all lettings agents in England to be members of a government approved Client Money Protection scheme. Under the new legislation monies held by lettings agents on behalf of their clients ( for example rents...

Darren Harley appointed as the new Agency Manager of Boococks

We're delighted to welcome local property specialist Darren Harley as the new Agency Manager of Boococks Estate Agents and Lettings. Darren joined the Boococks team in January 2019 following an extensive thirty year career in the UK property...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Council Tax rates on unoccupied properties

Following this week’s Budget, extra powers are to be given to local councils to charge 100% council tax rates during times when a property is left vacant. This is designed to encourage properties to be occupied and to enable councils to...

Kevin Britton and James Bell join forces in charity ride

Conveyancing expert Kevin Britton and Commercial Law  specialist James Bell have teamed up for their latest lycra-clad charity challenge. The 2017 Appleyard Lees Velo is being sponsored by intellectual property law firm Appleyard Lees to raise...

Kevin saddles up for this weekend's York 100

Conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton is gearing up for his latest cycling challenge - a whopping 100 mile ride in support of Action Medical Research. The York 100, which takes place on Saturday August 20, covers some of the best cycling terrain in England...

Wills and probate specialists highlighted by Alzheimers Research UK

We're delighted that Alzheimers Research UK have chosen to include two legal specialists from Wilkinson Woodward in their 2017 list of solicitors with experience of clients affected by dementia . Both Bev Mottram and Hayley Meskimmon  have...

Hayley celebrates ten years at Wilkinson Woodward

  Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate specialist Hayley Meskimmon is celebrating this month, having notched up ten years’ service at Wilkinson Woodward. Hayley graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004 and joined us as a paralegal in...

Two graduates join our Huddersfield team

We're delighted to welcome two law graduates from the University of Huddersfield to our team. Lauren Allette and Emma Sheard both graduated from Huddersfield University’s Law School at the same time and, after brief spells working locally, both...

Linda Heaton marks 10 years at Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co

Conveyancing specialist Linda Heaton is celebrating this month, having notched up ten years’ service at our Huddersfield branch. Since launching her legal career in Leeds, Linda has amassed 25 years’ experience in helping people to buy and...

Moving Home? Read Our Tips to Ensure Your Conveyancing Quote is a Fair One

Conveyancing in England and Wales has become a highly competitive business with some, less honourable firms employing dubious tactics to make their quotes appear cheaper than they actually are. Our conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton shares his top tips...

Insider's Guide to Conveyancing Quotes

Conveyancing in England & Wales has become such a competitive business, many high profile firms employ tricks to make them look cheaper than they actually are. Our conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton shares his top tips for getting a fair,...