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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that the amounts of compensation awarded to seriously injured people are to be significantly boosted by changing out of date rules on deductions made to compensation by the courts.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

Expansion and promotions at MKB Solicitors LLP

Just weeks after being awarded the title Law Firm of the Year in the 1 to 10 Partners category, at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, MKB Solicitors LLP has recruited several new faces to meet growing demand for their services. MKB Solicitors LLP has recruited two new solicitors together with two additional support staff. These new

Proposed changes to whiplash claims – choose your lawyer wisely

You may have read in the press recently that the Government has launched a consultation on claims involving whiplash injuries. The key proposed change to the current rules under consideration is that whiplash claims with a value of £5,000.00 or less should be dealt with as “small claims”. This means that even if your whiplash

Support our Run for BIADS

Ben McFeely (Employment Solicitor), Rianne Wilcockson (Private Client Solicitor) and Lee Traynor (Head of Accounts) all took part in the Abbey Dash 10k run in Leeds on Sunday 6th November 2016 to raise money for our charity of the year, BIADS. We are pleased to report that, in testing wintery conditions, all three completed the

Barnsley MP’s Breakfast Forum, sponsored by MKB Solicitors LLP

November 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am, Free for those that sign up via MKB Angela Smith MP, Dan Jarvis MP and John Healey MP will join the Chamber, sponsors MKB Solicitors and members to discuss some of the burning business issues of the day. Past topics have included regional growth, employment, red tape,

Redressing the balance – whiplash claims

Sensationalist claims have again been made in the national media that the UK is the “whiplash capital of Europe”.  This misleading headline is generated by statistics produced by the insurer Aviva that 80% of car insurance claims are for whiplash compared to only 8% in France. This is blamed on the UK “compensation culture”. Strangely,