Posts Categorised: Articles

‘Green Shoots or Autumn Leaves? – an update

When considering what to write for this update I decided to look back upon some thoughts I had previously put to paper and in doing so recalled an article which I wrote in October 2014 entitled ‘Green Shoots or Autumn Leaves?’ (see the articles section on our website for the original publication). Basically, my article

The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney

It is important to consider what would happen in the future if you no longer had the mental capacity or physical ability to look after your own affairs.  Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney will provide you with the assurance that if the worst does happen your affairs can easily be looked after. It is

Is it time to change the law in fatal accident claims?

The recent tragic fire in London has again raised the issue of compensation available in fatal accident claims. In England and Wales, the law in this area is contained in the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, which allows for a bereavement award to be paid. However, those who can claim are limited to the spouse or

Queen’s Speech 2017 – lettings fees to be banned

The Queen’s Speech delivered on 21 June 2017 contained an announcement confirming the Government’s plans to introduce a new Tenants’ Fees Bill, which will essentially bring to an end the practice of tenants having to pay lettings fees to agents. Fees are currently paid for services such as obtaining credit checks, investigating immigration status and

The Future World of Work: Is it time to overhaul Employment status?

The gig economy, zero hour contracts, the scope of self-employment. Employment status, or more precisely, the varying degree of employment rights that are conveyed by employment status, has possibly never been as apparent in the public consciousness as now. For so long the exclusive plaything of contract lawyers grappling over the intricacies of mutuality of

Employment Vacancy – Property Department

We at MKB Solicitors LLP (Yorkshire Law Firm of the Year 2016) are recruiting in our Property Department. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Property Lawyer to work within our extremely busy but happy and friendly team. All applicants should submit their CV, by email, to

MKB promotes Employment Solicitor to Partner

MKB Solicitors LLP has promoted Ben McFeely, an employment law solicitor, to the role of Partner. Ben joined MKB in 2010 and, since that time, has become a highly regarded lawyer in Barnsley and South Yorkshire. Ben specialises in employment law and has built up an extensive portfolio of employer clients and senior executives. He

MKB raise over £800 for Pathways at Charity Quiz Night

MKB are pleased to announce that its first charity quiz night was a huge success. The quiz took place at Chill Champagne Bar in Barnsley on 6th April 2017 and was attended by numerous local businesses. After compiling quiz entry fees and raffle tickets sales, we are delighted to have raised over £800.00. The event


Rianne Wilcockson-Coope of MKB Solicitors LLP has been appointed Treasurer of the Sheffield & District Law Society.  The Sheffield & District Law Society is the professional association representing Solicitors in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and the surrounding area. Rianne has carried out various roles within Sheffield & District Law Society over the last five years and