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MKB shortlisted for Yorkshire Law Firm of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that MKB has been nominated for the Law Firm of the Year (1-10 partners) award at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards to take place at New Dock Hall, Leeds on 13th October 2016. In a highly competitive category covering law firms based across all Yorkshire regions, we are very proud

A Happy Retirement to Heather

MKB recently said goodbye to one of its most experienced and cherished Legal Secretaries. Heather Knowles has recently retired after working for MKB over a fabulous 33 years across two spells. Heather initially joined MKB in 1975 prior to leaving in 1982 to start her wonderful family. We were delighted to have Heather re-join the

MKB Solicitors swap law for décor to renovate new BIADS premises

Staff at MKB recently swapped their suits for overalls to renovate new premises acquired by local charity BIADS at Holly House next door to their existing premises at Joseph Exley House on Dean Street in Barnsley. The 1-day charitable project was carried out by MKB at BIADS new premises which will be used to house

The Residential Nil Rate Band – too good to be true?

In 2007 the Conservatives announced proposals to allow households to pass residential property up to a value of £1 million on death to their direct descendants’ tax free. At the time this sounded all too good to be true and it wasn’t until the Summer Budget in 2015 that any clarity was provided. As a

HR Update – Defining Disability

Do you have disabled staff in your workforce? Unsure? It is an important question, and one that can be very easy to get wrong. If your business does employ disabled staff, you must ensure you comply with their enhanced rights created by the Equality Act 2010. As well as ensuring equal treatment, you must make

South Yorkshire Community Foundation celebrates 30 years of local giving

Steven Dawson, Senior Partner and Head of Private Client Department at MKB Solicitors was recently given the privilege to join South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation in a celebration to mark its 30 year anniversary hosted by the Earl and Countess of Scarborough at the beautiful Sandbeck estate. South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) is a charitable organisation

Expansion in Property Department at MKB

  We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Heather Gable who has joined the Property Department at MKB. Heather is an experienced Licenced Conveyancer who specialises in all aspects of residential property work including acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant work. MKB have also moved to recruit into their administrative support teams

Is your business ready for the National Living Wage?

Is your business ready for the National Living Wage? It was announced in the Budget last year that the Government planned to introduce a compulsory National Living Wage (NLW) of £9.00 per hour for over 25’s, in stages, by 2020. This will be done by adding a premium on top of the National Minimum Wage which