Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates News

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge on 22 February 2019

Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 22 February 2019 at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. Wills and Probate specialist Kelly Gill will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on: ...

Thanks for helping us to raise £200 for Cornerstone Memory Cafe

We'd like to thank visitors to last year's Brighouse Christmas Market for helping us to raise £200 for The Cornerstone Memory Café in Brighouse.  If you visited this popular festive event you might have spotted staff from...

Wills and Probate team recognised by Cancer Research UK

Earlier this month our Wills and Probate team was delighted to receive a visit from Helen Soutar, Legacy Partnership Manager at Cancer Research UK. Helen presented the team with a Gold Certificate of Thanks in recognition of the support we have given...

Free Legal Advice Service in Hebden Bridge on 25 January 2019

  Our next free legal advice clinic will run from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 25 January 2019 at Welcome Independent Living's new Community Hub in Hebden Bridge. As part of the services available at the new Hub, our Wills and Probate team will be on...

Universal Wealth Management - a cautionary tale

Recent media coverage about investigations into possible fraudulent activity within Universal Wealth Management serve as caution to anyone considering making a Will. Universal Wealth Management acted as Will writers, advising people who attended...

Make a Will and support Overgate Hospice

We're pleased to be participating in Make a Will Fortnight to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. From 8 to 19 October 2018 when you ask to make a Will as part of Make a Will Fortnight,  we will donate half our fee to Overgate...

Hebden Bridge Dementia Friendly Awareness Week

We're pleased to be supporting Hebden Bridge's first Dementia Friendly Communities Week. This week long event will be of interest to anyone affected by dementia, or who is working with or caring for someone with dementia. Organised by Staying...

Ask Wilkinson Woodward - Free Legal Advice Service Launches in Hebden Bridge

In partnership with Welcome Independent Living , we're delighted to announce our new free legal advice service, which launches in Hebden Bridge on Friday 26 October 2018. As part of the services available at Welcome Independent...

Kelly Gill qualifies as a Chartered Legal Executive

We are delighted to announce that Wills and Probate specialist Kelly Gill has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. After completing her law degree and Legal Practice Course at The University of Huddersfield, Kelly joined Wilkinson Woodward in 2015....

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...

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...

Why digital Power of Attorney would be bad news for the elderly

Our wills and probate specialist Heather Nuttall is backing fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the Lasting Power of Attorney registration process fully digital on the grounds this could lead...

Why you might need to talk to a TEP

This month saw the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEPs) The campaign, entitled ‘You can talk to a TEP’, focuses on the questions that arise at momentous or difficult points in people’s...

Plans to increase probate fees scrapped

The Prime Minister has confirmed that a proposal to increase probate fees before the general election has been shelved, raising the possibility that the plans could be dropped altogether. The controversial scheme to charge up to £20,000...

Planning for the Future? Save £105 on Wills and Powers of Attorney

If you're thinking of making a Will and want to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can save up to £105 by instructing Wilkinson Woodward with these special offers: Save £50 on our standard fees when you arrange  a Lasting...

Welcome to wills and probate specialist Heather Nuttall

We're delighted to welcome experienced wills and probate solicitor Heather Nuttall to our team. After studying at Manchester University and York College of Law, Heather began her legal career working in Leeds and Bradford, before qualifying as a...

Farewell to Gillian Leonard who retires this month

This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our most experienced solicitors, Gillian Leonard, who is retiring after more than three decades of service to the local community. Gillian began her legal career in 1981 as an articled clerk (trainee solicitor)...

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...

Inheritance: financial boost or tax burden?

Will your children inherit your hard earned assets or a hefty inheritance tax bill? Don't miss our forthcoming Inheritance Planning Seminar. Join Wills and Probate specialist Bev Mottram and Sheena Doherty from Sovereign Wealth for a...

Lasting Power of Attorney - The Facts

The topic of Powers of Attorney made its way into the headlines recently. Although it’s possible to set up a Power of Attorney without consulting a solicitor, to fully understand the implications and prevent possible problems further down the line,...

Can someone challenge my Will?

Family members often grieve in different ways and losing a loved one can trigger the emergence of past family difficulties and sibling rivalries. What may have been a relatively straight forward Will can end up with the administration of an estate becoming a...

Proposed Cap on Care Costs is not what it's cracked up to be

Government plans to implement a cap on care costs as part of the 2014 Care Act should be read with a close eye on the small print according to our probate expert Katie Swift. Whilst the anticipated cap of £72,000 on what an individual would pay sounds...