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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Wosskow Brown Solicitors is a trading name of Wosskow Brown Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC318985.
The registered office is The John Banner Centre, 620 Attercliffe Road, Sheffield S9 3QS. This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No: 442939.
The word 'partner', used in relation to the LLP, refers to a member of the LLP or any employee of, or consultant to, the LLP (or any affiliated) who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualifications.