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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…