Mediation Voucher Scheme

Additional investment to Mediation Voucher Scheme announced

In January, the Ministry of Justice announced they will invest an extra £1.27 million into the Mediation Voucher Scheme bringing the total funding to just under £3.3m since its launch in March 2021. We welcome this positive news as the new funding will provide an additional 2,440 vouchers for mediation services, with the hope of…
Insights Experience

Insights Experience at The Wilkes Partnership

The Wilkes Partnership are offering eight university students the chance to gain an insight into life in a city centre law firm. This opportunity is offered to students who are currently studying for a degree and have an interest in a future career in law. The two days will offer both practical and knowledge based…
Insolvency

What to expect in the field of Insolvency in 2022

Introduction In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic we have seen a number of legislative changes in the field of insolvency and 2022 will be no different. Significantly, the restrictions on winding-up petitions are scheduled to end in March, with the protected commercial rent-related restrictions (including the optional statutory arbitration process) set to be introduced…
Mandatory covid vaccines

Mandatory Covid vaccines for NHS Staff

Up until this week it had been the case that by 1 April 2022, NHS staff, health and social care workers, and volunteers working in England who have face-to-face contact with patients and service users needed to have been fully vaccinated (i.e. received two dosages) against COVID-19 unless they were medically exempt. This means that…
Midlands law firm The Wilkes Partnership welcomes three newly qualified solicitors

Midlands law firm The Wilkes Partnership welcomes three newly qualified solicitors

Birmingham and Solihull-based law firm The Wilkes Partnership is delighted to welcome three newly qualified solicitors across its private client and property litigation teams. Sophie Raybould, Joel Blake – who will join the private client team – and Ayesha Sirpal – who will join the property litigation team – completed their training contracts earlier this…
Inheritance Tax Process

HMRC Announces Simplification of Inheritance Tax Process

Following a report published by the Office of Tax Simplification, HMRC has announced changes to their requirements for when Inheritance Tax accounts must be completed. These changes aim to reduce the number of estates where an Inheritance Tax account will be required in order to simplify and streamline the Inheritance Tax process. Under the previous…
Tornado Group UK

The Wilkes Partnership Assisted Tornado Group on its sale to Storskogen

Gareth O’Hara, Senior Partner and Helen Smart, Associate at The Wilkes Partnership have advised on the sale of animal fencing products provider, Tornado Group Ltd (“Tornado”). Tornado is the UK’s leading provider of premium branded animal fencing products and has been going from strength to strength since being founded in 1969. Wilkes has been working…
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