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MKB Solicitors Supports Mental Health Charity

  Yasmin Ahmad and Caroline Ward of MKB’s Commercial Property team have recently provided pro bono advice to the award winning North East mental health charity Anxious Minds in the purchase of some designated woodland. Anxious Minds located an acre and a half of beautiful ancient woodland to turn into an outdoor therapy centre in

Chelsea Goulding qualifies as a Solicitor

We are pleased to announce that Chelsea Goulding, a member of our Private Client team, has now qualified as a Solicitor. After four years studying Law at the University of Central Lancashire, Chelsea joined MKB as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2018. As part of her 2 year training contract, Chelsea worked within our Family,

Have you been involved in an unprovoked attack?

Being involved in an unprovoked attack can be very distressing for victims. These innocent people don’t realise that they can claim compensation for their injury, even where their attacker is unknown. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government funded organisation that was set up solely to compensate blameless victims of violent crimes. If

Parties be Warned: Disobey Court Orders at your Peril

A person’s home is their castle and one which will be defended fearlessly. It therefore tends to follow that a homeowner will pretty much do anything to protect their home, and their rights to use and enjoy it, no matter what the cost. Head of Dispute Resolution Glyn Staves, a Senior Partner and Deputy District

Landlords, Tenants and the Coronavirus Act 2020

Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act passed on 25th March 2020 states that businesses cannot be thrown out of their premises for not paying their rent and in the vast majority of commercial lease “rent” includes service charges and contributions to a landlord’s insurance premiums. Whilst this protection is currently afforded up until 30th June

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

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,