Meet our property team

Moving house is frequently cited as one of life’s most stressful events.

At Wilkinson Woodward, we have a dedicated team of conveyancers who offer comprehensive support for all residential property transactions, ensuring a stress-free and efficient process from start to finish.

Relying on clear communication, meticulous attention to detail and expert knowledge of property law, our skilled Property Team provides a bespoke and flexible service to ensure that our residential property service meets every client’s individual needs.  

Our expert Property Team consists of experienced solicitors and conveyancers Melanie Leadbitter, Andrew Crabtree, Laura Kurowski, Rachel Hunt, Jessica Stansfield, Gillian Rothwell, Liz Wallis, Scott Forster-Darwin, Hardev Kaur, Tim Manock, Daniel Cawthorn and Afreen Mhar.

They are backed by an incredible support team consisting of Igors Scepecs, Maggie Youngs, Safura Said, Sanchia Robertshaw, Dawn Smith, Viv Mortby, Leigh Fitzpatrick, Emma Gregory, Sue Canning, Louise Cooke, Steph Creamer and Gwyneth Pickup.

We have built an enviable reputation for encouraging staff development, enabling those who wish to progress to do so by providing relevant training opportunities to ensure that they become experts in their field.

Proof of our commitment to staff development is the progression of various team members – Gillian, who is currently a fee earner, joined Wilkinson Woodward as a secretary but is well on her way to completing her licensed conveyancer course, while Emma, who started as a secretary, and Igors, who joined as an assistant, are both working towards becoming fee earners.

Igors said: “Having the opportunity to further my career is terrific and I appreciate the team’s encouragement and guidance as I work towards becoming a fee earner. The on-the-job learning is particularly invaluable.”

Of course, we respect that each team member’s career aspirations are different and are fortunate to have an incredible and efficient team in Gwyneth, Louise and Maggie, who have been supporting us for 43 years, 32 years, and 7 years, respectively. They are highly valued members of the Property Team and play a crucial role in ensuring that an efficient, professional, and high-quality service is offered to all our clients.

“Being part of the Wilkinson Woodward Property Team is incredibly satisfying. The team is supportive, the work is interesting and varied, and successfully helping our clients with one of the biggest purchases they’re ever likely to make is highly rewarding,” said Rachel.

The tenure of our staff is a particular point of pride, with the Property Team’s longest serving solicitor, Andrew, having served the local communities of Calderdale and Kirklees as part of the Wilkinson Woodward team for 35 years.

It is this permanency, coupled with our friendly yet expert advice, which drives loyalty, creates repeat customers, and cements our sterling reputation across not only Halifax, Huddersfield and Brighouse, but throughout Yorkshire and beyond.

Whether you are moving home, re-mortgaging your current home, or transferring ownership of a property, our Property Team can assist. We specialise in:

  • Shared ownership
  • Right-to-buy
  • Buy-to-let

We also offer access to our wider team of legal experts and property professionals at Boococks Estate Agency, making us a one-stop shop for all your needs. 

For expert advice on all aspects of residential property law, call our specialist Property Teams in Halifax (01422 339600), Huddersfield (01484 483800) or Brighouse (01484 510571).

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.