How Employment Lawyers Safeguard Businesses

As a business owner, you will be faced with a varying degree of issues throughout your time. This can range…

Government Introduces The “Good Work Plan” – But How Good Is It?

On 17 December 2018 the Government published, its proposals to take forward some of the recommendations in the Taylor Review…

Know Your Employment Rights

Whether you’re just starting a new position or you’ve been working in an established company for many years, it is…

Three Former Trainees Qualify Into NQ Positions At Wilkes

Wilkes are delighted to announce that Rupinder Sahota, Owen Shave and Tim Burrows have taken up new roles as Assistant…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise Serial Entrepreneur On Latest Events Company Acquisition

  The Wilkes Corporate Team, led by Rick Smyth, have advised serial entrepreneur, David Walley on his latest acquisition of…

Wilkes Solicitor Short Listed for Young Practitioner of the Year 2019 at National Wills and Probate Awards

Jack Ackrill, Solicitor in the Contentious Probate Department at The Wilkes Partnership has been short listed for the title of…

Wilkes Set Target to Raise £10,000 for Charity of the Year Acorns Children’s Hospice

Wilkes has set itself an ambitious target of raising £10,000 in the next 12 months for Acorns Children’s Hospice, our…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise Keysoft Solutions on International Sale

The Wilkes Corporate Team led by Jeremy Parkin have advised long-standing client Keysoft Solutions on the sale of their business…

Non-Disclosure Agreements. Are They Really Confidential?

The use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) to cover up claims of sexual harassment and discrimination may become a thing of…

Adrian Schuck Re-joins Wilkes To further Strengthen Private Client Team

Wilkes are delighted to welcome back Adrian Schuck to the firm as an Associate Solicitor after almost three years practising…

Why You Should Consider Your Digital Assets In Your Will

Everybody knows making a Will is important, however the importance of planning and dealing with your digital assets has been…

Wilkes Nominated for Legal Firm Of The Year Award

The Wilkes Partnership has been nominated for Legal Firm of the Year 2019 at the City of Birmingham Business Awards Wilkes will…

Wilkes Announce Acorns Children’s Hospice As Charity of the Year

Wilkes are pleased to announce that following a recent staff vote for our charity of the year the winner is Acorns…

Government Sets PI Discount Rate at -0.25%

Despite intense pressure from the insurance industry, the Lord Chancellor has announced a much more favourable Personal Injury discount rate…

Have you signed away all rights to safety?

Organisers’ of potentially dangerous activities often require participants to sign a waiver, but if you become injured you may still…

Protect your Confidential Information: Does the Right to Freedom of Expression Outweigh Confidentiality Obligations?

Does an individual’s right to the freedom of expression take precedence over confidentiality obligations owing to their employer? No, was…

Wilkes confirm sponsorship of Solihull Swimming & Water Polo Club

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a sponsorship deal with Solihull Swimming & Water Polo Club. Ann-Marie Aston, Partner…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise on MBO of IDE Systems Holdings

The Wilkes Corporate Team, led by Partner Rick Smyth have been involved in a lead advisory role on the management…

The Jeremy Kyle Show Axed By ITV After Death Of Guest

Steve Dymond was found dead on 9th May a week after filming the show, during which he took a lie…

Parental Bereavement: Right to Paid Leave Is Coming

There has recently been an interesting development and expansion to employee rights and protection in the workplace. In July 2017…

Four Promotions at The Wilkes Partnership

The Wilkes Partnership are delighted to announce the promotion of 4 members of staff across our Birmingham and Solihull Offices….

Costs update – The resurrection of Employment Tribunal Fees

It has been over one year on from the Supreme Court unanimously ruling that tribunal fees were unlawful and needed…

No-fault Divorce Could Be A Positive Step But Little Time For Legislation Could Slow The Process

Commenting on the latest changes to divorce law Jane Barclay, Senior Associate at The Wilkes Partnership, says: “With these changes it may…

Wilkes Trainee Elected Chair of Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society

Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society (BTSS), the 174 year old offshoot of the Birmingham Law Society, has named its new chair…

Extending Redundancy Protection: Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Government has published a consultation paper on extending legal protection for pregnant women and new parents. This will include…

“It Takes A Village To Raise A Child” – Raising The Rights of Grandparents

A YouGov Poll for Age UK confirms that two fifths of the nation’s grandparents over the age of 50, some…

Are You Eligible For a Refund On A Lasting Power Of Attorney?

Sophie Fenn, Associate Solicitor in our Private Client Team is backing a call from The Solicitors for the Elderly Group…

Deal Or No Deal? Things To Consider When Buying A Car Dealership

Gareth O’Hara, Managing Partner at The Wilkes Partnership and motor industry specialist, provides a guide on what to look for…

Solar Panels May Not Be As Advantageous As You Thought When Selling Your Home

Amanda Holden, Partner in our Residential Conveyancing team warns that conscientious homeowners wanting to reduce their carbon footprint by installing…

The Wilkes Partnership Merges With Coley & Tilley

The Wilkes Partnership and Coley & Tilley, have announced a merger creating a 185 person strong firm with a turnover…

Challenging A Will: When do I Enter A Caveat & Why?

Kevin Lynch, Partner in our Contentious Probate department advises that it is vital to consider your options where the validity…

New Year, New Website!

We are delighted to have launched our new website, fresh for 2019, that will allow visitors and clients to interact…

Bad Weather and the Workplace

The weather has been unusually mild so far this winter but as is typical of the UK, it could turn…

Race Pay Gap: Employers’ Reporting Obligations May Be Extended

A Race Disparity Audit conducted in 2017 found large variations in pay and opportunities between white British people and ethnic…

The Office Christmas Party – Avoiding More Than Just A Hangover

 It is almost that time of year again. The traditional Christmas party is an event that is eagerly anticipated in…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise On £3.5m Term Loan Deal

The Wilkes Partnership has advised Smarts Plumbing Specialists Limited, a leading Midlands-based provider of plumbing and heating services, in raising…

Things To Consider When Selling Your Business

Selling a business is often the culmination of years of hard work. Most entrepreneurs will only go through this process…

Government Announces Planned Increase in Probate Fees

A week after the budget the Government has announced planned changes to the way that probate fees are calculated. Currently…

Unsigned Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts May Be Unenforceable

The recent High Court case of Tenon FM Ltd v Cawley [2018] EWHC 1972 (QB) emphasises the importance of having…

Employment Tribunal Fee Scrap Leads To Significant Claims Increase

Recent Ministry of Justice figures show a huge increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims received, compared with the…

Wilkes Urge Midlands Firms to Ditch Secret Santa for KidsOut 2018 Giving Tree Appeal

Once again this Xmas, Wilkes staff are swapping novelty mugs and reindeer antlers to buy real toys for deprived children…

Apprentice Of The Year Nominee Talks About Her Journey So Far

The last four years have been an absolute rollercoaster. Moving on from my legal secretary role at The Wilkes Partnership,…

Government Decides Caste Discrimination Not A Part Of Discrimination Law

In March last year, the Government launched a consultation on “Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law” to obtain the…

Write A Will Or Say A Little Prayer

It has been reported that the late Aretha Franklin has died intestate, that is without leaving a will.  With a…

Former Trainees Qualify Into NQ Positions At Wilkes

Wilkes are delighted to announce that Abi Evans and Jack Ackrill have taken up new roles as Assistant Solicitors, having…

Dealing With Long Leaseholds As An Executor

Katie Briggs, Assistant Solicitor in the Property Litigation team at The Wilkes Partnership provides her analysis on the role of…

Working 9-5 – No Longer The Way To Make A Living

A recent YouGov survey has indicated that the traditional working hours of 9-5 are becoming a thing of the past….

Fact or Fiction? The Reality Of Making A Will

Whether it be Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mocking Bird, John Mortimer’s charismatic Rumpole of the Bailey or John…

Wilkes Strengthen European Offering With New Appointment

Wilkes are delighted to welcome Anton Fischer to the firm to join our team of European lawyers. Together with Nigel…

What Does The Future Hold For Our City Centres?

With yet another UK High Street store on the brink of collapse; albeit rescued for now but with changes and implications continuing,…

Wilkes Solicitors STEP Up Their Knowledge

Two members of the The Wilkes Private Client Team – Lucy Cox, and Sophie Fenn have recently completed the STEP…

Planning Law News – NPPF – Wind farm Update

Stuart Tym, Head of Planning at Wilkes examines the government’s recent revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2”) which…

Red Soled Shoes Must Be Louboutins

For those of us for whom such items are of significant importance, we can confirm that the colour red (specifically…

GDPR – Protecting Our Personal Data

Businesses have been gearing themselves up to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

Wilkes Advise Business Growth Fund On 15th Site Acquisition

The Wilkes Partnership has advised BGF on its portfolio company, The Coaching Inn Group’s, 15th site acquisition of The Swan…

Former Trainee Nicola Pitt Qualifies Into Private Client Team

Congratulations to Nicola Pitt who has successfully qualified into the Private Client Team here at Wilkes. Nicola will be working…

Supreme Court Ruling – The Availability of Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnerships should be available to everyone – or no one. This was the key finding of a hearing in…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise Johnsons Cars on Acquisition of T H White Motor Group

Partner Gareth O’Hara and Associate Mike Linford of the Wilkes Corporate team have advised Johnsons Cars on their continued expansion…

A Game Of Unintended Consequences

Couples habiting and marrying later, people living longer and entering into relationships later in life or needing more support around…

Busy 2018 Results In Two New Hires At Wilkes

In what has been a very busy summer so far here at Wilkes we are delighted to announce the appointment…

Wilkes & Blue Sky Advise on Sale of London-Based Software Company

Wilkes and Blue Sky Corporate Finance have advised on the sale of construction software company, Synchro Software. Synchro Software was…

Why do I need Probate, I’ve got the Will?

It is a common misunderstanding that if someone dies without a Will, there is no need for a grant of probate. …

Lasting Power of Attorney: Duties and Obligations

Kevin Lynch, Partner in the Contentious Probate department at The Wilkes Partnership advises that people always need to be vigilant…

Wilkes Advise On Acquisition Of Events Company Mobile Promotions

The Wilkes Partnership has advised David Walley, the serial entrepreneur, on a £(c) million pound acquisition of events company Mobile…

Wilkes Appoint Two Managing Partners As Growth Continues

The Wilkes Partnership, has announced that Gareth O’Hara and Ellie Holland have been appointed as joint managing partners to build…

The Risks Of Being A Litigant In Person

Gavin Evans, Partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team here at Wilkes examines how individuals choosing to act for themselves…

Strong Start To The Year Results In Double Partner Appointment At Wilkes

The Wilkes Partnership, has promoted Amanda Holden to Residential Conveyancing Partner and Gavin Evans to Commercial Dispute Resolution Partner. The…

Court of Appeal Rules on Validity of Execution of Will

The judgement of the Court of Appeal in the case of Payne & another v Payne was published on Thursday…

Statutory Wills – What You Need to Know

In this article originally produced for the May edition of the Institute of Professional Willwriters  (IPW) journal, Ann-Marie Aston, Partner…

Proprietary Estoppel – Relying On The Assurances Of Others

Kevin Lynch, Partner in the Contentious Probate department at The Wilkes Partnership examines the recent case of Habberfield -v- Habberfield…

To Have And To Hold, Until Death Do Us Part

May’s wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s will be a high profile affair, with pictures beamed across the…

Contentious Probate Expert Joins The Wilkes Partnership

The Wilkes Partnership has appointed contentious probate expert Kevin Lynch as partner to build on the firm’s expertise in the…

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Spring Is The Best Time to Sell Your Home, Heres Why

Spring is in the air! And did you know this is the best time of year to sell your home?…

NPPF & Developer Contribution Consultations Update

The long-awaited and much talked about NPPF consultation has arrived! As always with many of these consultations, slipped in amongst the long awaited…

Justice Secretary’s Decision to Review Divorce Laws Welcomed

In a continuation of a piece written in early January on the Redknapp divorce Aaron Keene, Partner in the Family…

What Happened In The World Of Planning in January?

January was an interesting month for Planning, with some key movements and legislative changes.  Our aim for these short bulletins is…

GDPR – What Should You Be Doing Now?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming into force on 25th May 2018 and will overhaul data protection laws in…

LPA For Care Decisions Could Have Alleviated 22 Months Of Suffering For Elderly Lady

The sad story of Brenda Grant from Nuneaton, Warwickshire was reported last month. Brenda suffered a stroke in October 2012…

“3 Year Supply” Lives To Fight Another Day As Written Ministerial Statement Upheld

Stuart Tym, Head of Planning at Wilkes examines the recent judgment given by Dove J on 12 January 2018 in Richborough…

Redknapp Divorce Highlights Need For No-Fault Divorce

There has been significant press during the Christmas period relating to the fact that Louise and Jamie Redknapp have been…

Inheritance Tax – You Could Be Overpaying By Up To £80,000

Changes to inheritance tax (IHT) that came into place in April 2017 mean that those with an estate between £650,000…

What is a Deputy Application and When Might One Be Needed?

Lucy Cox, Solicitor in the Private Client Department of The Wilkes Partnership, Solihull, explains what a Deputyship Application is and…

Wilkes Appoint HR & Compliance Director

Wilkes are delighted to welcome Zara Reed to the firm as HR & Compliance Director. Zara will play a crucial…

Directors Beware – Are Your Co-Directors Up To No Good?

It will come as no surprise to read that company directors are at risk if they do not act with…

What does the Budget mean for Planning, the Housing Crisis and the West Midlands?

In this article Head of Planning at The Wilkes Partnership Stuart Tym reacts to the recent Budget announcement and assesses…

Wilkes CSR Team Raise Funds with Food Fest

The Wilkes CSR Team in conjunction with Lloyds Bank have raised in excess of £1000 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital…

Divorce – The Curse of Social Media

In what seems to be a sign of the times, social media is playing a huge role in the breakdown…

Secretary of State Rejects Plans for Wind Farm in Lincolnshire

The Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has intervened to reject plans for…

Buying Businesses: Can’t afford it? Think again. Flexible finance not just for football clubs

Newcastle United have recently announced their decision to sell on flexible funding terms. Lucy Freeman, assistant solicitor in Wilkes’ corporate…

The Importance of Maintaining Proper Accounting Records

Directors need to ensure that at all times they maintain proper accounting records for their companies if they are to…

Whatever will be, will be?

Ellie Holland, partner and probate and tax planning specialist at The Wilkes Partnership Solihull examines recent steps take by The Law Commission…

Wilkes Launch Dedicated Planning Law Twitter Account

You can now keep up-to-date with all things Planning, Construction and Development on Twitter thanks to @Planninglawbrum, a new account…

A Comedy of Errors, But Still a Valid Will

Kevin Lynch, Partner in the Contentious Probate Department at The Wilkes Partnership, comments on the issues that the Court was…

Standardised Approach to Assessing Housing Need Would Leave Midlands Cities at a Loss

In this article Head of Planning at The Wilkes Partnership, Stuart Tym examines this years housing white paper. At the…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise Johnson Fellows on Acquisition of Retail Agency

Partner Gareth O’Hara and Associate Mike Linford of the Wilkes Corporate team have advised Birmingham-based Johnson Fellows as it acquired…

Directors Beware: Avoid Falling Foul of Rules Against Re-using a Company Name

If you were a director of a company which went into liquidation and currently run a new company which uses…

Advice for Local Councils Facing Planning Applications in Conservation Areas

The Wilkes Partnership, on behalf of a local authority client, this month helped save several buildings, forming part of a…

Employment Law & The Gig Economy

If you are recruiting staff – whether on a self-employed basis, hiring workers or employing staff directly – the law…

Sports Direct Under Scrutiny for Claims of Race Discrimination

Sports Direct have been accused of indirect race discrimination after an internal notice was distributed to staff banning them from…

Is Retail The Next Big Thing In Planning?

Statistics show that planning applications for new retail premises have fallen to an eight-year low amid continued growth of e-commerce,…

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Should Be a Wakeup Call For SMEs

The gender pay gap has been hitting the headlines recently, with both the civil service and BBC revealing the discrepancies…

Safeguarding the Vulnerable – Deputy or LPA?

Denzil Lush, retired senior judge of the Court of Protection, has today spoken out regarding the lack of safeguards in…

Court Departs from the ‘Sharing Principle’ in a Divorce Settlement

In a recent ruling, in June of this year, the courts followed an increasing trend for financial settlements of divorcing…

Further Crematorium Development Trend Continues

Those of you who visited the Wilkes Stand at the recent NAFD Expo at Stoneleigh Park will have picked up…

Nationwide Strikes a Blow to Ground Rent

This spring Nationwide Building Society announced its decision to stop lending against any leasehold new-build flats and houses where the…

Planning – What’s Next?

The Planning Team at Wilkes recently acted for North Kesteven District Council in their defence of the refusal of planning…

Going Abroad Alone With The Kids This Summer?

When going on holiday overseas, passport, tickets, sun-cream are usually top of the list of items to remember to take…

BREAKING: Supreme Court Scraps “Unlawful” Employment Tribunal Fees

In arguably the most significant judgement in employment law over the last 50 years, the Supreme Court has today decided…

DNA Testing Approved For Use At The Family Court

Family court judges in England are now able to order DNA tests to determine a child’s parentage. This follows two…

Out To Consultation – Unmet Housing Need in Birmingham

With Birmingham City Council adopting its new Local Plan in January 2017, 37,900 new homes are required elsewhere in the…

Planning Reform Proposals – An Update

Following on from our Head of Planning Stuart Tym’s review of the direction of travel in planning law and The Queens…

Law Commission Publishes Proposals for Will Changes

Our specialist Contentious Probate Department examine these proposals, identifies possible pitfalls and looks at the impact that these changes may have….

Company Alert: PSC Notification Deadline 10th July

Further to our update regarding changes to the PSC regime from 26th June, such changes have now come into effect….

Planning & The Queens Speech – What Next?

Prior to the recent “snap election” Stuart Tym, Head of Planning at The Wilkes Partnership gave the manifestos of the…

Wilkes Launch HR Policies for Business

Wilkes’ Employment team are currently offering businesses the opportunity to purchase a comprehensive set of HR policies and procedures at…

Can An Employee’s Negligence Amount to Gross Misconduct?

Can an employee’s negligence in failing to ensure that a colleague followed company policy amount to gross misconduct justifying summary…

‘Uber’ Caution – Worker Status and the Gig Economy Update

The question of whether an individual is an employee is not easy to answer. In recent news, following on from…

New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims – A Help or a Hindrance?

From 1st October 2017 a debt claim between a business and an individual (which includes a sole trader) will be…

Changes to Requirements About People with Significant Control (PSC)

New anti-money laundering measures being adopted will change the deadlines companies have to meet when keeping their records up-to-date with…

Employee Dismissal for Misuse of Social Media: Historic Posts Can Come Back to Bite

To many people, social media is a platform where one can express his or her views freely, no matter how…

It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Business

At last, Summer is nearly here after a chilly Spring and long Winter. On the domestic front homeowners are tending…

Protect Your Business: Enforceability of Non-Compete Clauses

Is a non-compete clause enforceable where an employee is paid for the duration of the period in which the restriction…

Promotions at The Wilkes Partnership

The Wilkes Partnership are delighted to announce the promotion of three new partners – Ann-Marie Aston, Mark Hodgson and Andrew…

Testamentary Capacity: The Causal Link

With individuals living longer but with deteriorating mental faculties, it is perhaps unsurprising that Contentious Probate practitioners are seeing an…

The wheels are coming off, but don’t worry ….!

The Corporate team at The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, led by Corporate Partner Jeremy Parkin, has advised experienced franchise operator Andy…

Bank of Mum & Dad Becoming a Major Player

There have been items in the press recently about how the “Bank of Mum & Dad” is now the 10th…

Care for the Elderly – Make sure you know ALL the facts

Ann-Marie Aston, Partner at The Wilkes Partnership Solihull specialises in working with and on behalf of vulnerable clients including practising…

Corporate Team Advise on PPS Equipment Holdings Acquisition of GW Containers

The Corporate team at The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, led by Partner Rick Smyth, has advised PPS Equipment Holdings Limited on…

Wilkes Appoint New Head of Planning

The Wilkes Partnership are delighted to welcome planning expert Stuart Tym to head up its planning team. With over a…

2017 Set to Be The Best Year Yet For Corporate Team

  The corporate team at Birmingham and Solihull law firm The Wilkes Partnership has hit the ground running in 2017….

Events News – Business Growth Seminar

Thank you to everyone that came along to our Business Growth Seminar on Tuesday 28th March. It was great to…

Upcoming Developments – Employment Law

As a result of Brexit, legislative updates and various high-profile Judgments, a number of interesting developments are expected in the…

Progressive Conditions – Is Diabetes a Disability?

There are two types of diabetes: type 1 which is controlled by insulin and is usually defined as a disability…

Dress Codes & Discrimination in the Workplace

The issue of discriminatory dress codes recently came to public attention when a petition calling for it to be made…

Huge rise in probate ‘fees’ makes proper estate planning crucial

A 9000% rise in probate fees, coming into effect from 1 May 2017, could cause a financial and administrative headache for…

Order restored? The final chapter after 10 years of Ilott v Mitson

A long-running contentious probate case has seen the Supreme Court overturn a decision to increase the sum of money left…

Death is, Unfortunately, The End

In this article, we explore the recent case of Roberts v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch) and the impact of…

Does the falling divorce rate mean a big happy ever after?

The number of people divorcing in England and Wales decreased by 3.1 percent in 2014, the lowest rate for 40…

Tini Owens Divorce Refusal Prompts Court Appeal

The extremely unusual case of Hugh and Tini Owens adds to the debate for whether we should have no fault…

New Year, New You, How About a Will?

The New Year is now well underway and I am sure some of you have spent the last few weeks…

Inheritance Tax threshold increased to £1 million

From April you will be entitled to an additional inheritance tax allowance in respect of a residential property. Great news…

Property Demand in Solihull the Highest in the UK

Research carried out by eMoov.co.uk indicates that the largest percentage of houses sold in the last quarter of 2016 in…

Wilkes Strengthens Private Client Offering

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jodi Flint and Jessica Groombridge  to our Private Client department. Jodi will…

Wilkes unite with Local Organisations to Raise funds for BCH

The CSR team at Wilkes have brought together a selection of local organisations to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital…

Taxation of Termination Payments Reform – What Does It Mean for Employers?

On 24 July 2015, the Government launched a consultation as to how termination payments are treated and, during August 2016,…

Christmas Parties – Employers Beware

The traditional Christmas party is an event that is eagerly anticipated in the majority of workplaces. It can take many…

Costs update in the Employment Tribunal – Litigant in Person

Costs awarded in the Employment Tribunal are uncommon. Costs awarded against ‘Litigants in Person’ (people who represent themselves) are even…

More Penalties for Employers of Illegal Workers

As part of its continuing drive to crack down on employers employing illegal workers, the Government announced during the 2016…

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Birmingham residents can get into the spirit of Christmas early and meet the real Finnish Santa Claus on Friday 2…

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise on Sale of SICFL

Kate Hackett of the Wilkes Corporate Team has successfully completed the sale of one of the UK’s largest independent concrete…

Are Uber drivers workers? The wider impact of the ruling on the ‘gig’ economy

A decision reached by the London Central Employment Tribunal in which it was ruled that two Uber drivers were in…

Appointment as a Personal Representative – Pitfalls to avoid

Mark Terrar, Senior Associate in the Contentious Probate Department at The Wilkes Partnership comments on a recent case that highlights…

“Thrown in Jail at 71” – Ann-Marie Aston Comments

Ann-Marie Aston, Senior Associate Solicitor with the Wilkes Partnership LLP, Court of Protection team picks up the thread of the…

Statutory Wills – What You Need to Know

Background It is a commonly known fact amongst lawyers that only about a third of the population have made a…

Section 73 Challenge Streamlines Prior Approval Planning Process

Prior approval planning applications may now be easier, thanks to a successful judicial planning review won by Midlands law firm…

Wilkes Acts on Sale of Leading £40m Cosmetic Surgery Business

The Wilkes Corporate Team has successfully completed the sale of longstanding client Hospital Medical Group. The firm acted for the…

Record Breaking Start From Wilkes Corporate Team

The Wilkes Corporate team have had a record breaking start to the financial year advising clients on deals worth in…

“Ditch Secret Santa!” for refuge children with KidsOut

Once again The Wilkes Partnership is ditching “Secret Santa” this Christmas to buy Christmas presents for children affected by domestic…

Professional Deputy Dismissed for Health & Welfare Negligence

Sophie Fenn is a Solicitor at The Wilkes Partnership who specialises in Will-Making, Probate and Estate Administration, Trust Administration and…

Corporate Team Advise JP McGurk on Business Park Acquisition

The Wilkes Partnership have advised Warwickshire based company JP McGurk Holdings Ltd in its successful acquisition of Martin International Ltd,…

Pokémon Go Related Trespass Does Property Law Protect the Land Owner?

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm in recent months. Headlines around the world have reported instances of people…

No longer a safe place to hide?

Emma-Louise Green is a solicitor specialising in Contentious Probate at The Wilkes Partnership LLP.  In this article, she explores the…

The ACAS Code and Ill Health Dismissals

Recent case law has clarified the scope of the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (“ACAS Code”)…

The Modern Slavery Act – Implications & Recommendations for SMEs

The Modern Slavery Act (‘the Act’) was originally passed in March 2015 in an attempt to alleviate child and slave…

How will Brexit Impact on UK Employment Law?

On 23 June 2016, 52% of UK citizens voted to leave the European Union (EU), otherwise known as “Brexit”. What…

Stamp Duty – Could You Be Caught Out?

Earlier this year new stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules were put in place – but did you know that…

Wilkes gets behind Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

We are delighted to announce that we will be lending support to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, after selecting the hospital as…

Wilkes advise NVM and shareholders on exit from Silverwing Group in a sale to Eddyfi NDT Inc

The Wilkes corporate team, have advised NVM and the other shareholders on their exit of Silverwing UK. Rick Smyth, corporate…

Solihull region booming for professionals -54% in “highly-skilled” jobs

A recent report by NatWest’s Regional Economic Tracker indicates that there has been a 1.6% rise in high-skilled employment in…

Tougher Enforcement of Tribunal Awards and Settlements Now In Force

According to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), approximately one-third of employment tribunal awards went unpaid in 2013….

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley admits not paying his staff the minimum wage

On 7th June 2016 the billionaire founder of the well-known sports chain, Mike Ashley, gave evidence to the Business Skills…

Wilkes advises U.S. forestry management company F&W Forestry Services on UK Acquisition

Wilkes advises U.S. forestry management company F&W Forestry Services Inc (F&W) on the acquisition of OCS Forestry UK Limited as…

“Without prejudice” is not without risk!

When involved in a dispute, many people will use the phrase “without prejudice” on correspondence or in relation to a…

Do Employers Have to Continue to Provide Childcare Vouchers During Maternity Leave?

During ordinary and additional maternity leave an employee is entitled to the benefit of all of the terms and conditions…

Post Termination Restrictive Covenant in Employment Contract Held Not Enforceable

Whenever employees leave a company, there is often concern that they will attempt to take advantage of confidential information, strategic…

Tougher Enforcement of Tribunal Awards and Settlements Now In Force

According to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), approximately one-third of employment tribunal awards went unpaid in 2013. …

Is Your Staff Handbook Contractual or Non-Contractual?

A recent Court of Appeal decision has held that the employer could not change an absence management policy in a…

Joint accounts – good or bad?

Sophie Fenn, Assistant Solicitor in the Private Client Team at the Wilkes Partnership raises some of the unintended problems caused…

Wilkes’ corporate and banking team appointed onto Santander law panel

The corporate and banking team at Wilkes is delighted to announce it has joined Santander’s elite panel of approved legal…

Wilkes’ employment team welcomes Sarah Begley

The employment team at The Wilkes Partnership is delighted to welcome solicitor Sarah Begley to the practice. Sarah has more…

Wilkes’ Corporate Team advises Wrights Plastics on acquisition of Mid West Displays

Leading acrylic fabricator Wrights Plastics recently completed its acquisition of Mid West Displays, with the corporate team at Wilkes providing…

EU vote and impact on UK Employment Law

On 19 February 2016 the Government announced that UK citizens will be able to vote on whether the UK should…

Calculating holiday pay – don’t forget to include commission and overtime

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision has handed down an important decision on the correct calculation of holiday pay….

New “National Living Wage” in force from April 2016

A new statutory National Living Wage (NLW) means that workers over the age of 25 now benefit from an increase…

New Gender Pay Reporting Requirements

Despite the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) being at its lowest since records began, average pay for men is still greater…

Wilkes’ Corporate Team advises on Easy Autocentres deal

The Corporate team at The Wilkes Partnership led by Gareth O’Hara has provided legal advice on the purchase of Birmingham-based…

New legal apprentices for Wilkes

We’re delighted to welcome our latest recruits to the team, Laura Kelly and Sydney Evans who join the Wilkes Partnership…

34% divorce petition fee increase from 21 March 2016

Family lawyers have been made aware within the last couple of days that the Ministry of Justice intend to increase…

Have you made your Lasting Power of Attorney?

Lucy Cox, an Assistant Solicitor in the Private Client Team at The Wilkes Partnership, discusses the considerations that should be…

Divorce via Facetime? The changing face of family law in 2016

Divorce may now be rapidly approaching a digital revolution if the vision of the Right Honourable, the President of the…

Squeezed middle hit by further hikes in probate fees

The Ministry of Justice has announced proposals to increase probate fees by up to 129 times for the highest value…

Divorce software error potentially reopens thousands of settlements

In late December 2015 the Ministry of Justice confirmed that a glitch in a Court on-line form had led to…

New ruling on monitoring employees’ messages at work serves as an important reminder for employers

According to a recent decision from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), an employer can monitor an employees’ private…

New rights to grand parental leave

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 were introduced in the UK last April in the hope that this would encourage…

No January blues for Employees on Zero Hour Contracts

Following on from our Employment Bulletin in September 2014 regarding zero hours contracts, the Government has brought into force the…

The importance of conduct before Court proceedings

Gavin Evans, Senior Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, discusses the importance of the ‘Practice Direction on Pre-Action…

Further blow for insolvency industry as “no win: no fee” arrangements outlawed

David Cleary, Head of Business Recovery discusses the changes to the way in which fees can be charged will soon…

RIP ‘Buy to Let’ market?

Amanda Holden, Head of our Residential team discusses the proposed higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for individuals…

‘Birmingham Professional Ladies Lunch Club’ thriving 20 years on

Leading Birmingham law firm the Wilkes Partnership was delighted to host another successful Birmingham Professional Ladies Lunch Club. This time…

Record year for Wilkes Deal Team

2015 has been a record year for the Deals Team at The Wilkes Partnership. The Team has completed over 50…

Christmas Parties – Employers Beware

The traditional Christmas party is an event that is eagerly anticipated in the majority of workplaces. It can take many…

The Dangers of DIY Wills

It can be very tempting to avoid the cost of paying a professional to draft a will. However, preparing a…

Why a woman who lost her ‘sparkle’ was allowed to die

Ann-Marie Aston, a Senior Associate in the Court of Protection Team at the Wilkes Partnership, discusses the recent judgment of…

Business as usual for Deeds of Variation following Government review

Ellie Holland, Partner in the Private Client Team at the Wilkes Partnership LLP, discusses the recent Government review on the…

Wilkes were honoured with a visit by the President of the Law Society

The Wilkes Partnership was honoured with a visit by Jonathan Smithers, the current President of the Law Society on 24…

Inheritance Tax threshold increased to £1 million

The changes within the 2015 Summer Budget were designed to “reward hard working people”. The basic premise is to provide…

Wilkes Partnership advises on MBO of Lee Longlands

The Corporate team at the Wilkes Partnership, led by Gareth O’Hara has advised on a Management buyout (MBO) for a…

Wilkes tells Secret Santa “You’re Fired!” for KidsOut Giving Trees

Local law firm The Wilkes Partnership is ditching Secret Santa this Christmas to support children’s fun and happiness charity KidsOut’s…

A surge in house building hits the West Midlands

Amanda Holden, Head of Residential at the Wilkes Partnership discusses the importance of getting a home warranty with the recent…

Notary Public Finalist at Solihull Chamber of Commerce Awards

Solihull Chamber of Commerce held their 12th Annual Awards Lunch at the Birmingham Metropole on Friday 16 October, which recognises…

Wilkes insolvency expert advises caution over increased business rescues

Recent figures show that the Midlands has the highest total number of business rescues in the UK outside London and…

New Inheritance Tax Allowance – Are Childless Property Owners the Biggest Losers?

Ellie Holland, Partner at the Wilkes Partnership Tax Planning Team discusses the points you need to watch out for with…

Illegal Working – More Penalties for Employers

Currently, it is a criminal offence to knowingly employ an individual who does not have permission to work in the…

EMPLOYING STAFF OVERSEAS – WHAT ARE THEIR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS UNDER UK EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION?

The two most significant statutory employment rights in the UK relate to rights under discrimination law (contained in the Equality…

Market Yourself? You May Be Self-Employed…

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Suhail v Barking Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust considered the employment…

IS TRAVEL TIME WORKING TIME?

Yes – according to a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), time spent by a worker travelling…

UN International Day of Older Persons

  Worldwide, there are around 600 million people aged over 60 and this figure is set to double by 2025….

1 October 2015 – a key date for residential landlords

Two pieces of legislation are coming into force this week that all residential landlords and tenants should be aware of….

Will Chelsea doctor claim constructive dismissal following resignation?

In the wake of Eva Carneiro’s high profile resignation from her role as club doctor at Chelsea FC, Darryll Thomas,…

MBOs set to rise

Attendees at a recent seminar heard that 2015 has been a ‘bumper’ year for MBOs, and that this trend is…

Late payments and cashflow difficulties

In light of recently published research that late payment is cited by most SMEs in the West Midlands as the…

Millionaire count rising by 36% in the Midlands

The news that the Midlands is now home to 57,000 millionaires, an increase of 36% since 2010, is welcome news…

Management Buy-Outs Demystified

Midland businesses can get to grips with management buy-outs (MBO) at a free seminar, hosted by experts in corporate finance,…

Guarantees in Commercial Leases – Points to remember

The Wilkes Partnership’s Property Litigation Team often has to advise in respect of the enforcement of guarantees of commercial leases….

Only Fools (and Horses) Don’t make Wills

The news that Roger Lloyd Pack, Trigger in Only Fools and Horse, died without leaving a will and has thus…

Minister Slapped down!

WEST BERKSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL and READING BOROUGH COUNCIL – v – DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT This article was…

Wilkes Partnership advises PPS on BGF funded acquisition

The Corporate team at the Wilkes Partnership Solicitors (TWP), led by Rick Smyth, has advised PPS Equipment Holdings Limited on…

Woman wins £164K despite being excluded from her Mother’s Will

The outcome of a further appeal in Ilott -v- Mitson provides major food for thought for charities left legacies in…

Husband ordered to hand over all Assets after Divorce

Sian Kenkre from our family team comments on a recent interesting case about a husband who moved to Bahrain a…

Review into Employment Tribunal Fees announced

Fees were introduced in both the Employment Tribunals along with the Employment Appeals Tribunal in 2013 and this was not…

Long term sick employees – how costly is it to terminate employment?

Handling the long term sick employee is a costly business at the best of times. Take the example of an…

‘Living wage’ sparks debate

A former senior advisor for David Cameron has spoken out saying all employers should be made to pay a ‘Living…

Tories pledge to cut Inheritance Tax

“The election of a Conservative Party with an overall majority is likely to lead to a more generous Inheritance Tax…

Landlords-watch Out With Your Notices….Part 2!

In September 2014, Emma-Louise Bradley, Assistant Solicitor and Victoria Khandker, Senior Associate Solicitor in the Property Litigation department at The…

Recent cases highlight the challenge of being an Attorney/Deputy for loved ones

There are many stories and articles in the general press, on radio and television that with the growing elderly population,…

New Right to Shared Parental Leave – Babies Due On or After 5 April 2015

Working parents can now take advantage of the added flexibility provided by the Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (“Regulations”), which…

Budget 2015 Comment: Review of Inheritance Tax Avoidance through Deeds of Variation

A review the use of deeds of variation for tax purposes was announced by the Chancellor in his Budget speech….

Comment: Clarkson should not be given preferential treatment, despite public pressure

Following the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear, Darryll Thomas, employment law expert at law firm The Wilkes Partnership,…

Wilkes advises Wesleyan on Syscap Acquisition

Wilkes has advised Wesleyan, the mutual financial services specialist, on its acquisition of Syscap Holdings Ltd (“Syscap”), from a fund…

We’ll See You in Court…or Perhaps Not?

“Our supplier is chasing us for payment, but what they have supplied is not up to scratch.” “We have provided…

Paternity Leave Proposals

  Ed Miliband announced last week that should Labour win the pending general election, the party will increase the rights…

Is Bad Cash-Flow a Challenge to Your Business?

If your business is carrying too much debt then it can put a strain on the company and affect the…

Corporate Team advises I.T. Company on £7m BGF Investment

The Wilkes Corporate team has advised Cirencester based APSU TWP Ltd (APSU) on its recent £7m investment from the Business…

The True Cost of a Professionally Prepared Will

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign explains Adrian Schuck, Associate Solicitor in the…

Client Award Hat Trick for Wilkes Motorsport Team

Motorsport specialists at The Wilkes Partnership have reason to celebrate, as another of their clients – a young racing driver…

Right to Build – Supporting Custom and Self Build – The Government’s New Initiative to Increase Housing Supply

The Government is committed to increasing housing supply and helping more people to achieve their aspirations of owning a home. …

Autumn Statement Response: Call for Indexation of Threshold as New Stamp Duty Rules Hit Buyers of High Value Houses

Middle England will gain from the new stamp duty rules announced in the Chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement (which came into…

Bad Weather and the Workplace

Over the last few winters, spates of bad weather have caused major disruption to businesses across the UK with an…

Free Mediation for Separating Couples

More separating couples are to benefit from free mediation under arrangements announced by the Department of Justice. Aaron Keene, Partner…

So, you have a Will – but have you considered a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Having a will means your affairs should be in order for after you are gone, but a Lasting Power of…

The Risks and Opportunities of re-using a Company Name following Insolvency

Directors who re-use a Company name on insolvency, risk falling foul of Section 216, one of the most draconian sections…

Wilkes Property Team helps Biggest VW dealership in Europe Spring into Action

Midlands law firm The Wilkes Partnership has advised independent car dealer Johnsons Cars on the construction and opening of its…

Holiday pay ruling set to create financial and administrative headache for businesses

A landmark decision today by the Employment Appeal Tribunal could have significant financial consequences for businesses of all sizes. The…

Businesses Warned On Contracts

West Midlands businessmen and women have been warned of the need to be vigilant when they buy or sell products…

New Parental Leave Rules A Challenge For Businesses

New regulations on sharing parental leave are set to be challenging for growing businesses according to Darryll Thomas, head of…

Failing to Talk Could Prove Costly

For a number of years, a party to a dispute who refused to engage in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was…

Missing Persons: New Consultation Warmly Welcomed

Most people assume that when someone goes missing their family is able to “take over” and manage their financial affairs…

Directors Personally Liable for Litigation Costs?

One of the benefits of operating a limited company is that Directors are not generally at risk personally of having…

Winners and Losers in New Inheritance Regulations

The new Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014, which comes into force on 1st October 2014, makes some key changes…

Record Start Enables Wilkes to Invest in the Future with New Appointments

Following a record start to year, leading Midlands law firm The Wilkes Partnership has continued to grow, announcing the appointment…

Obese staff to gain Disability Rights in the Workplace

The 64 per cent of adults in Britain who are overweight or obese may soon have to be provided with…

New Health & Work Service

It is estimated that around one million employees were on sick leave for at least one month on average each…

How much can you build in the Green Belt?

Many people are fortunate enough to live in the Green Belt or other parts of the countryside, but when it…

Landlords – Watch Out with Your Notices!

Emma-Louise Bradley and Victoria Khandker, solicitors within the Property Litigation department at The Wilkes Partnership LLP discuss the trend in…

Further Government Consultation on Zero Hours Contracts

Further to our article earlier this year regarding zero hours contracts, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills has now…

Government Consultation on Patent Application System Seeks Views on Changes to Patent Application Process

The Intellectual Property Office have recently launched a Consultation to investigate what applicants want from the Patent Application System and…

Extra care required as claims against executors rises

Recent figures released by the High Court of England and Wales show that there has been a significant rise in…

Report on Jobs Demonstrates Need for Employer Caution

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG have recently published their Report on Jobs showing that the UK labour market…

Children to be Heard in Family Disputes

Children will be given a greater voice in the family justice system so that judges can understand better how they…

“Underwhelming” UK Industrial Production Figures not the Whole Picture

Figures released last week by the Office of National Statistics showed that industrial production rose by only 0.3 per cent…

Tenants and Landlords: Is your Lease Coming to an End?

Jo Vipond, real estate legal executive at The Wilkes Partnership looks at the options available for a tenant and landlord…

Fracking – Fast Track to Frack

Following on from their first article “Fracking-Has it got your backing?” Tim Coplestone, partner and head of real estate at…

Businesses Need to be Aware of New Consumer Rights Laws

Organisations selling goods or services to individuals should avoid being stung by new consumer rights laws, says Jeremy Parkin, partner…

Fracking: Has it got your backing??

There has been a lot of media interest regarding fracking and, while most people will have heard of the term,…

New Right To Request Flexible Working – What Does It Mean For Employers?

The right to request flexible working is currently only available to parents of children under the age of 17 (or…

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Compulsory ACAS Pre-Claim Conciliation Regime – Now In Force

Pre- claim conciliation has always been available to the parties of an employment dispute via ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration…

New Property Partner for Wilkes Partnership

The Wilkes Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of its head of real estate, Tim Coplestone, to partner. Tim,…

Police Case a Timely Reminder of the Dangers of Age Discrimination in Business

A recent employment tribunal decision that the enforced early retirement of longer serving West Midlands’ police officers was unlawful discrimination…

Lawyer urges pre-nups to cut uncertainty

Clare Fletcher, a specialist divorce lawyer at the Solihull office of the Wilkes Partnership has urged couples to consider making…

Wilkes Advises on Complex Inheritance Dispute

West Midlands law firm The Wilkes Partnership has advised on a complex inheritance dispute, acting on behalf of the successful…

Wilkes Advises Management in Strictly MOT Growth Capital Deal

The Corporate team at the Wilkes Partnership has advised management on their investment in a new company, Strictly MOT Limited….

Wilkes Corporate Team Advise Johnson Fellows on Acquisition of Salway Bradbury

Partner Gareth O’Hara and Assistant Mike Linford of the Wilkes Corporate team have advised Birmingham-based Johnson Fellows as it bolstered…

Tied up in a knot!

Jo Vipond, trainee Legal Executive looks at the legal implications of properties affected by Japanese Knotweed. Described by the Environment…

Being pulled in both directions …how to deal with executors in dispute

Mark Terrar, an Associate Solicitor and Emma-Louise Bradley, an Assistant Solicitor within the Contentious Probate Team explain the steps that…

The end of distress

For hundreds of years commercial landlords have relied on their right to levy distress by “bailiffing” tenants in arrears and…

Wilkes kick off great200leaders Growth Board Seminars

Wilkes have given the first in a series of seminars offering businesses practical tips on leadership issues as part of…

Government Consultation on Zero Hours Contracts

On 19 December 2013, the Government launched a consultation paper on zero hours contracts in order to fully assess the…

Retaining title may mean losing payment!

Many businesses will have a retention of title clause included within their standard terms and conditions. Such a clause commonly…

Are your corporate colours safe?

It’s not uncommon for a business to register their brand or logo as a Trademark in black and white only…

Wilkes Corporate team advise Palmer Hargreaves on £4m BGF Investment

Partner Gareth O’Hara and Associate Samantha Forrest of the Wilkes Partnership Corporate team have advised Palmer Hargreaves, a marketing and…

How to tell an employee: “Agree to severance terms, or you’re fired!”

On 29 July 2013 the Government introduced a new section into the Employment Rights Act 1996 introducing the concept of…

When can you recover rent paid following a break?

The Property Litigation Team at The Wilkes Partnership regularly advise both landlords and tenants in relation to break clauses. Often…

Reminder of Key Principles – TUPE AND Service Provision Change Transfers

A recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Rynda (UK) Limited v Rhijnsburger) reminds us of the fundamental principles which…

TUPE REFORM

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) has always caused consternation amongst businesses because of the significant…

Employee Shareholders

The concept of becoming an employee owner was first floated by the Chancellor, George Osborne, in October 2012. After a…

Wilkes Join great200leaders Growth Board

The Wilkes Partnership have joined the Growth Board launched this week by the great200leaders scheme. Created by Birmingham City Council…

Not in your back yard…? Only if you are within new time limits

One of the major concerns of developers who have obtained planning permission for large commercial or residential schemes is whether…

“I am checking out – Feeling Sad 🙁 ” Your affairs in the digital age

Approximately half the UK population have a Facebook Profile.   More than half the UK population use internet banking.  …

Employment Law Reform: Introduction of Employment Tribunal Fees

Sweeping changes to UK employment law take effect from today, Monday 29 July 2013. Stephen Hopkins and Pam Sidhu, employment…

Problems with Estate Roads – Rights of Way and Rights to Park

Whether you or your client have an interest in part or all of an industrial estate or business park, problems…

Tenant alterations…..fitting in with the Landlord

Whether it’s the installation of racking or demountable partitioning, the addition of a mezzanine floor or an upgrade to the…

Wills Draftsmen – Don’t trip up on execution…

For many people, executing their Will can be a weight lifted off their mind. However, unless care is taken to…

Are your affairs confidential? …..Not unless you use a lawyer

Many people assume that when they are given legal advice on their affairs – such advice increasingly being offered by…

Corporate team advises on Deal of the Month

The Wilkes’ Corporate team based at the firm’s Birmingham office have acted as lead advisors on the management buy out…

Where there is a Will there is a way but is your Will right?

For most of us updating our Will is the last thing on our ”to do” list. In today’s busy lives,…

Wilkes and Williamson & Soden set to merge

Birmingham law firm The Wilkes Partnership has announced plans to merge with Solihull-based Williamson & Soden solicitors. The merger will…

Shares for Rights? New employee shareholder status set to finally become law

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013, creates a new type of employment…

Mental Health Legislation brings need for greater care when removing Directors

The Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 came into force on 28 April 2013 bringing about important changes of which company…

Key changes to the registration of Debenture and Charges come into force

Following a number of BIS consultations, new regulations, Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2012, came into force…

Cutting the Red Tape: BIS Launches Company and Business Names Consultation

As part of HM Government’s Red Tape Challenge, in February this year, the BIS launched the Company and Business Names…

Wilkes corporate team advise on engineering business expansion

A WARWICKSHIRE-based manufacturing technology firm has expanded with the acquisition of a specialist machine tools business in an undisclosed deal…

Corporate Team advises Tamworth catering company on acquisition deal

The Wilkes Corporate team has advised Tamworth-based contract catering firm 7 Day Catering in the acquisition of a majority shareholding…

Deal Engineered in the Midlands

A Warwickshire-based engineering solutions business has changed hands in a multi-million pound management buy-out funded by Santander Corporate Banking and…