alternative routes into law

Alternative routes into law: An interview with Business Recovery and Turnaround

Andrew Garland, Partner and Richard Aston, Paralegal both work in the Business Recovery and Turnaround team at The Wilkes Partnership LLP.  Although Andrew and Richard studied different subjects at university, they both started training for a career in law after graduation. In this short interview, Andrew and Richard explain their alternative routes into law and…
Career in law

My alternative journey into a career in law

Not everybody takes the traditional route into a career in law. Katherine Proctor, Associate Solicitor at The Wilkes Partnership writes about her journey into a career in law and why she believes that it is a fantastic way into the profession. I wasn’t determined to be a solicitor since I was small. Indeed, I picked…
The Wilkes Partnership

Midlands law firm announces a string of promotions

A Midlands legal firm has announced a series of promotions as it continues its growth plans across the region. Law firm The Wilkes Partnership, which has offices in central Birmingham and Solihull, has announced the promotion of seven specialist lawyers. In its Private Client team, highly regarded wills and probate solicitors, Sophie Fenn and Adrian…

“No-fault divorce” …how does the new system work?

“No-fault divorce” …. how does the new system work? What does the statement made by an applicant to start proceedings say? The previous five facts which were the grounds for divorce have been removed and an applicant now only has to make a statement that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Where and how does…
No fault divorce

The “No Fault Divorce”

The divorce process has recently been given what is described as the “biggest shake up of laws in 50 years”. Under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 effective from 6th April 2022, Petitioners seeking to dissolve their marriage are no longer required to give a reason for applying for divorce. This has become known…
Strike Action

Strike Action at its highest level in 5 years, but why?

It is reported that strike action in the UK is at its highest in 5 years as pay is hit by rising inflation. Between October 2021 and just the first 3 months of 2022, the GMB union alone has been involved in 42 employer disputes (well above pre-pandemic levels). The pandemic and its continuing impact…
P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries sacking 800 staff – What are the legal implications?

The UK public and government reacted with dismay after P&O Ferries sacked circa 800 seafarers out of the blue, with no warning or redundancy procedure last month. In the UK, employers making large scale redundancies, are legally required to consult workers during a statutory notice period before making them redundant. Section 193 of the Trade…
Inheritance Divorce

Inheritance and how the court deal with this within divorce proceedings

How the court deals with inheritance within divorce proceedings is an issue that arises quite frequently. Clients can be surprised and upset when they find out that they may not be able to keep their inheritance and their spouse may be able to claim a share. Each case depends on the individual facts and circumstances.…