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New Board Created by Mayor to Strengthen South Yorkshire Music Industry

Dan Jarvis, Mayor of Sheffield City Region, is set to work alongside UK Music to improve the music industry in South Yorkshire.

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Good News for First-Time Buyers Following Autumn Budget

Yesterday marked the day of the 2018 Autumn Budget, in which chancellor Philip Hammond delivered a 72-minute speech covering stamp duty, welfare & pensions, Brexit and many other areas concerning the nation.

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The First Ever Tram-Train in the UK has Started Operating in Yorkshire

The first ever tram-train service in the UK has started operating in Yorkshire, running between Sheffield and Rotherham... how exciting!

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MAGIC: All The ‘For Sale’ Signs Have Disappeared!

2018 is bad news for the housing market, as fewer homes have been on the market this year than in any other year during the past decade.

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UK Wage Growth is at its Fastest in Nearly a Decade

Latest official data brings us the positive news that wages rose by 3.1% in the three months to August, in comparison with a year ago.

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Sheffield’s Transport System Could Be Getting Major Makeover

Government announce that Sheffield City Region is on the shortlist for the £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund, which would finance Sheffield's plans to renovate transport system.

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UK Immigration: Cabinet Agrees on No Preference for EU Workers after Brexit

After a lengthy meeting on Monday 24th September and a recent recommendation by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the cabinet agreed in principle that EU-citizens should face the same immigration rules as people from the rest of the world, once the UK has officially departed from the EU.

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Latest Figures Show UK Exports Rising and Trade Deficit Narrowing

Latest figures show that Brexit is not all doom and gloom as the UK become an exporting powerhouse to non-EU countries, which gives us some much-needed hope.

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Unmarried mother Siobhan McLaughlin Wins Landmark Case in Supreme Court

An unmarried widow has won an iconic Supreme Court benefit case in Belfast which may allow her to claim Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA). Siobhan McLaughlin, from County Antrim, lived with her partner for 23 years but never married, meaning that she couldn’t claim this benefit when he died.

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Police Will Be Doing Eyesight Tests When They Stop You

The importance of having good eyesight as a driver is significant, because we all know the potential risks of driving if your eyesight isn’t decent enough. In order to ensure that the risks don’t become a reality, some police forces are seriously cracking down on drivers with defective eyesight.

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Landlords Need A Licence for Houses in Multiple Occupation – Or Be Forced to Repay Rent

Starting from 1st October 2018, landlords must hold a licence for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), and failure to do so may force them to pay back a year’s worth of rent. This new rule is an amendment to the 2006 regulations made under the Housing Act.

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Great News for British Cyclists as Government Exempts them from Personal Injury Reforms

The Government’s plans to increase the smalls claim limit for road traffic accidents would’ve had harsh effects on vulnerable road users. Thankfully, the government have now exempted this group from the new rules.

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Road Traffic Accident Reforms to be Delayed

The government has decided to delay the implementation of changes to Personal Injury claims, involving increasing the small claims limit to £5,000 for motoring claims.

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Rise of Down Valuations Means Decline of Happy Sellers and Buyers

When a buyer has agreed the price of a house with the seller, the mortgage provider employs a surveyor to check what they think the house is worth. A down valuation is when a mortgage lender values a property lower than the agreed sale price between the buyer and seller.

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Dreams DO Come True- The Government Listens to Professional Services Sector on Brexit Wishes

The letter recently sent by the Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC) to the Government, emphasising the importance of certain arrangements with the EU, seems to have gone down well with Theresa May and Co.

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UK Proposals on Professional Services Sector Top Off Brexit Wish-List

A recently released document which outlines proposals for a brand new deal with the EU was rather warmly welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales in another move towards a so-called ‘soft-Brexit’.

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Practising Certificate Fees are Set to be Frozen for 2018-19

The Law Society Group recently presented draft plans which would mean solicitors pay the same practising certificate (PC) fees in 2018-19 as they did this year. The proposed fee of £278 dpraisplays a decrease of £32 over the last three years, which represents a reduction of 10%. The fee has actually gone down by 28% since 2014.

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Rise In Interest Rates Hits Young Homebuyers Hard

Interest rates are rising in the UK, adding to the financial burden of young homebuyers.

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Yorkshire’s Commercial Property Market had a Belting Start to 2018!

A grand total of £411m of commercial property assets was traded across Yorkshire in the first quarter of 2018.

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New Employment Law Updates Bring Good News for Dyslexic People

The latest UK employment law changes for employees include regulation on sacking of people with dyslexia for poor performance.

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Reforms to Personal Injury Claims Could Be Bad News For Claimants

Ministry of Justice officials have recently confirmed that reforms affecting the personal injury sector will be implemented in April 2019.

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Credit Card Payment Charges to be Abolished

From Saturday 13th January, companies will no longer be allowed to impose a 2% charge on payments made by credit card, debit card, and linked payment methods such as PayPal and Apple Pay.

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Stamp Duty Lowered For First-Time Buyers

Good news for first-time home buyers, as Stamp Duty is lowered in the Autumn Budget. Wosskow Brown Solicitors look at how these changes affect home buyers in South Yorkshire.

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Sheffield Diving Win Award at Prestigious Ceremony

The Swim England National Awards took place on Saturday 11th November at the University of Birmingham. Here at Wosskow Brown we are extremely happy to hear that Sheffield Diving won the Performance Club of the Year Award.

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Chair Race for Children in Need

To raise money for Children In Need, we came up with a great, fun idea for the people of Wosskow Brown to take part in a chair race competition which had a space hopper relay!

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Regulations of Landlords and Tenants Are Set To Become More Strict

A recent Conservative Party conference announced plans to develop the regulation of tenants and landlords, with the aim to improve the way that disputes are managed and resolved. Quicker and fairer decisions are expected to be one of the positive results of the plans.

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A new procedure for debt recovery

On 1 October 2017 ‘The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims’ came in to force. It sets out a process for businesses, including sole-traders, to follow when making claims against individuals and sole-traders, to recover debts.

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Your Business Can Make It at MADE

In the five years since its inception MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, has educated and inspired tens of thousands of business owners and budding entrepreneurs. Here, Wosskow Brown’s Corporate HR & Business Growth Advisor Jim Lawson explains why attending the event is a must for any local business owner or entrepreneur.

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The potential for banking fraud

You may have heard about several banks in the UK ‘ring-fencing’ their accounts. Almost one million banking customers will have been contacted by their banks, informing them of changes to their account number and sort codes. This is a prime time for fraudsters to strike with banking fraud scams.

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Wosskow Brown bounces into new sponsorship deal

Wosskow Brown Solicitors are proud to announce a new sponsorship deal with one of the most successful sporting clubs in the region, the City of Sheffield Hatters.

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Recruiting for Legal Secretary / Assistant

Wosskow Brown is recruiting for a Legal Secretary / Assistant for our Property Team in Hillsborough.

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July 2016 is Free Will Month

For the month of July book an appointment at our Gleadless Road office and get a Free Will. All that we ask in return is a donation towards Cancer Research UK.

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Pakistan Independence Day

Crowds attend Pakistan Indepence Day in Page Hall with Wosskow Brown Partner, commercial property and immigration solicitor, Mohammed Nazir organizing the event.

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The Wosskow Brown Foundation is launched!

In reaching the 25th anniversary of Wosskow Brown Solicitors, the Partners have decided to create a Charitable Foundation to formalise the commitment the business has given to local communities and individuals over many years. Yesterday afternoon, at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn in Sheffield, the Wosskow Brown Foundation was launched! The foundation aims to provide practical help, inspiration and opportunities for people to reach their ambitions through business, charity, and grassroots sport.

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Claremont Grand Prix

The team at Wosskow Brown are dedicated to sports development and helping the local community take to two wheels. On Wednesday 23rd of July, the events team went down to the anticipated Claremont Grand Prix in Sheffield City Centre. People flocked to take part in the WB Race a Mate 200m Sprint!

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Low Pay Commission Seeks Views on National Minimum Wage Rates

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is seeking views from interested parties in order to report on its remit from the Government with regard to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates that should apply from October 2015.

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Young Lawyer packs a punch

Local Sheffield Professional Boxer, Sam Matkin, has made noise in the boxing ring and is now looking to make an impact in the legal world as a Trainee Solicitor for Wosskow Brown Solicitors.

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Dragon's Den aspiring entrepreneur visits Wosskow Brown

Sheffield law firm Wosskow Brown has advised local entrepreneur Yee Kwan, owner of Yee Kwan Handcrafted Ice Creams following her recent appearance on BBC s Dragon's Den.

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Sheffield Trade Union Council Community Service Award

Partner of the firm and Head of Immigration, Mohammed Nazir has brought another award back to Wosskow Brown. This past Saturday he took home the Sheffield Trade Union Council Community Service Award for all his efforts within the local community.

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Wosskow Brown takes on the Sheffield Sharks

There is a new addition to Team WB! Wosskow Brown are extremely proud to announce a brand new partnership with the Sheffield Sharks basketball club.

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Wosskow Brown Partner elected to Representative Council

Exciting news for Wosskow Brown Partner, Kiley Tan and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Click below to find out more!

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Partner Appointed Chair of Academy Council

Following the 'topping out' ceremony of the Oasis Academy Don Valley last week, confirmation has been recieved that Wosskow Brown Solicitors' Head of Private Client - Emilda Morgans, has been named as Chair of the Academy Council. The news comes as the Academy finishes construction and begins to plan for its first students arrival in September.

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Michael Wosskow Presents Special Shield to Muhammed Zahur

Over 250 people came together on 6th February at Arooj Banqueting Hall where Michael Wosskow presented the award of an MBE to local businessman, Muhammed Zahur, who is a long established chartered accountant in Sheffield.

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Cavendish Will Month

Wosskow Brown is teaming up with local charity, Cavendish Cancer Care for the entire month of March for Cavendish Will Month. Make a will with us and every penny of the reduced fee will go directly to this amazing charity.

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Bronze medal to bring in the new year

WB employee takes home the bronze at the British Women's Indoor Championship in Coventry on Sunday afternoon.

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British & World Cycle Speedway Champion in the WB office

Part-time employee and daughter to the firm's managing partner, Vicky Brown, has been named British Women's Cycle Speedway Champion only a few weeks after she took the World Title.

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Sheffield Chamber Award

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has awarded Wosskow Brown the 2015 President's Special Recognition Award. An award recognising businesses within the Sheffield City Region making a significant impact.

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February is 'Make A Will' month with Bluebell Wood

This month we have teamed up with Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice for 'Make A Will' month. Contact us during the month of February to have your will made, in return we ask for a donation to be made to Bluebell Wood. By supporting 'Make A Will' this month, you will be protecting your family's future and helping children and their family's from the hospice.

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Cap and gown for WB up and comers

It was a memorable occasion last week as two of Wosskow Brown’s own celebrated their Graduation in the ceremonies at Sheffield City Hall.

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Ian Brown mightier than the Sword

The Wilkinson Sword Trophy - Award of Merit has been awarded to Wosskow Brown Solicitors’ very own managing partner, Ian Brown, in recognition of his tireless commitment to British Cycling and its Cycle Speedway discipline.

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Your two minute guide to accidents at work

If an employee is injured in an accident at work, it may be possible for them to claim damages against their employer. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees and must provide a safe working environment, safe premises and suitable materials and equipment.

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WB Charity Sports Quiz Night raises BIG money for Charity.

Sheffield Law Firm held a ‘Charity Sports Quiz Night’ and raised £3750 in the name of three local charities.

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Foundation announces it's first President

Following the recent launch of the Wosskow Brown Foundation a former member of Parliament and Minister of Sport has been announced as the Foundation's first President.

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Partner shortlisted for Professional Business Woman of the Year Award

The Forward Ladies’ Women in Business Awards recognise the achievements of professional business women in Yorkshire & the North East. One of our partners has been shortlisted for the coveted Businesswomen of the Year Award. Click below to find out who!

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Make a Will this November with Will Aid

Wosskow Brown Solicitors are proud to announce that this November we will, once again, be teaming up with Will Aid. Will Aid is a program designed to raise funds for nine leading charities. For the entire month of November Wosskow Brown Solicitors will be donating time to support these charities by preparing basic Wills without charging the normal fee.

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Wosskow Brown gallops into Equestrian Arena

Sheffield law firm's own Equestrian eventing team to compete at the Chatsworth International Horse Trials 15 - 17 May.

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Emilda Morgans takes home the prize

Emilda Morgans takes home the coveted 'Business Women of the Year' award from the Forward Ladies’ Women in Business Awards 2014.

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Sheffield student knocked down on bike after collision

A student and avid cyclist is left with a sprained wrist after a collision with a car on his way home in Broomhill, Sheffield.

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