Winston Solicitors LLP news archive

Posted on: 06/09/2011

Partner Gary Caplan has recently advised Benelux owners in the sale of their shares in CCI Distribution Limited, a distributer of data storage and multimedia products based in Harrogate.

Posted on: 30/08/2011

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our dear friend and colleague Lys Chadwick, who passed away on 21st August after a two year battle against cancer.

Posted on: 18/08/2011

There was a different dress code in the office when a group of ladies put on their finest dresses, topped with the obligatorily fashion item for the summer, the fascinator, and went to join in the fun at Ladies Day at York Racecourse.

Posted on: 09/06/2011

The big top came to town when the staff at Winston Solicitors were treated to a Circus Skills evening at their office in Roundhay. The team building event was held to challenge and motivate the Winston  Solicitors staff.

Posted on: 26/05/2011

Armed with all sorts of trivia a team from Winston Solicitors took part against 14 other businesses in a Big Quiz in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice.

Posted on: 19/05/2011

Winston Solicitors are amongst the first in the country to secure membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Posted on: 12/05/2011

One of our Employment solicitors James Stephenson, has recently been elected as area chairman for Roundtable Area 32 in the Yorkshire Dales.

Posted on: 06/05/2011

Charity update: Three months on, after 30 brave participants walked across a bed of fire, all the sponsor money has been counted. Winston Solicitors, along with 10 other businesses, wanted to raise £10,000 for St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.

Posted on: 09/03/2011

Wendy Scarr has recently joined our Private Client department. A STEP qualified solicitor, she is experienced at drafting complex wills, creating trusts and conducting probate work for high net worth individuals.

Posted on: 11/02/2011

The temperature rose on Thursday evening when a brave team walked over fire in an attempt to raise £10,000 for St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.


Reintroduction of employment tribunal fees?

In a surprising announcement, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed that it may reintroduce fees for employment tribunal claims.  This would be a surprising U-turn by the government which was criticised for its tribunal fee structure which was introduced in 2013.  The fee structure was decl

Inheritance tax changes

The recent Budget saw the Chancellor announce reforms to Inheritance Tax rules which were widely expected following the Conservative Party’s General Election victory.  Currently, a married couple are able to access allowances of £325,000 each, which can be doubled up and applied as a single allow

Grandmother with Grandchild

The Prime Minister David Cameron has recently suggested that he would be “happy” to look at plans for so called “granny leave” giving working grandparents the right to take up to 18 weeks of shared paren