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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

MKB Solicitors raise £1,000 for local charity BIADS

Barnsley law firm MKB Solicitors has raised £1,000 for local charity BIADS who provide dementia support in the town. As part of a new initiative, MKB fundraise over 12 months for a chosen Charity of the Year, and have recently concluded their fundraising efforts for BIADS. These funds will be utilised to help fund a

Pathways named MKB’s Charity of the Year

MKB Solicitors has announced Pathways as its Charity of the Year for 2017. Pathways are a Barnsley based charity providing a range of services to support and empower women and men who are the victim of domestic abuse. Their support service is holistic and wide-ranging, meeting the needs of the individual, as no two cases

Probate Court fees set to soar as Government approve changes!

A controversial plan to increase the Probate Court fee to up to £20,000 has been approved and will come into effect from May this year. This was proposed as a way of making the Probate Courts self funding, however has led to a massive increase in the costs of applying for Probate (or Letters of

Compensation to increase for seriously injured clients

The Government has announced that the amounts of compensation awarded to seriously injured people are to be significantly boosted by changing out of date rules on deductions made to compensation by the courts. Where a court finds that a person has been injured through someone else’s fault, that person will be properly compensated for their