Coronavirus update: Moving home allowed as curbs lift in England

The secretary of State makes following regulations in exercise of powers of Public Health control of Disease Act 1984 “To undertake any of the following activities in connection with purchase sale letting or rent of residential property”. For more information click here It is confirmed that from Wednesday, estate agents can open, viewings can be

Who gets the dog on divorce or separation?

During the process of divorce or separation it is common that possessions, finances and child arrangements will be dealt with. This can be with or without the aid of the Court. However one area of complication that often arises is how to deal with the family pet. English and Welsh Law regard pets as property

Tracy Rodgers appointed Trustee to The Barnsley Civic

We are pleased to announce that Tracy Rodgers, a Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department, has been appointed as a Trustee to The Civic in Barnsley.  The Civic is an arts centre at the heart of Barnsley showcasing a varied programme of theatre, music, dance, comedy and exhibitions. Tracy commented “I am so happy to

Estate Rentcharges

As many more new build houses are being constructed by Developers, both locally and nationally, buyers need to be aware of the potential pitfall of “buying a freehold new build”. With more developers now building freehold houses, due to the Governments reaction to leasehold new build houses which generated consultation proceedings in 2017, buyers need


Leading Barnsley law firm, MKB Solicitors LLP, has been nominated for three awards at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards to take place in Leeds on 10th October 2019. The firm has been nominated for the Small Firm of the Year Award, an award it previously won in 2016. Partner and Head of Employment, Ben McFeely,

MKB appoint two new Trainee Solicitors

MKB Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Trainee Solicitors. Nicola Brown and Rhiannon Murphy have been employed by MKB for the past two years as Paralegals before their recent promotion. In that time, Nicola has assisted Steven Dawson, Senior Partner in our Private Client team, and Rhiannon has worked with Glyn

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

Earlier this year, we wrote an article about how an award of compensation in a personal injury claim was valued.   One element of the overall compensation is general damages for the actual injuries suffered. How is the level of general damages worked out? It can be difficult to accurately assess the level of compensation payable