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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…