Wills lockdown service
By Timothy Wilton 03/04/2020

The country may be on lockdown. But we are not. Our established key worker wills team are still here to help. Whilst there are many reasons people will often delay putting their affairs in order the importance of making it a priority cannot be overstated. Wills Our will writing team are still able to take […]

New head of Residential Conveyancing
By Timothy Wilton 24/08/2022

The Partners are pleased to announce that from 9th August 2022 our new head of Residential Conveyancing is Victoria Towell

What is Collaborative Family Law?
By Barbara Stevens 19/06/2019

The specialist family lawyers group Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) has set up a group of collaborative family lawyers who are trained and skilled in the joint approach to resolving family disputes.  The purpose is for both parties to seek agreement without having to go through the courts.     The […]

Do you have Lasting Powers of Attorney?
By Timothy Wilton 06/06/2019

Do you have Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)? In this article, we explain what is an LPA and the benefits of having them in place. There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), 1) a property and financial affairs LPA and 2) a health and welfare LPA. A property and financial affairs LPA allows you […]

Land Registry and Property Alert Service
By Timothy Wilton 03/04/2019

Why not sign up to HM Land Registry’s free Property Alert Service to help protect your property from fraud? If a property is registered land at HM Land Registry you can:- • Monitor it. • Monitor a relative’s property (you do not have to own to set up an alert). • Monitor up to 10 […]

Hartley & Worstenholme sponsors Castleford Tigers in 2019
By Debbie Connors 27/11/2018

Hartley & Worstenholme founded in 1874 with roots based in Castleford is delighted to be sponsoring Castleford Tigers during 2019.  Pictured is Jonathan Sharp, Keith Wivell and Mandy Arkell.

Recognition for local law Firm
By Timothy Wilton 30/08/2018

Hartley & Worstenholme solicitors of Pontefract and Castleford have been shortlistedfor an award for ‘Small Conveyancing Firm’ of the year.  Victoria Davis, who heads up the online conveyancing department said, “Online conveyancing is very fast moving, high pressure and demanding – you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball.  We have grown the team […]

Supreme court decision: a step closer to a no fault divorce?
By Timothy Wilton 26/07/2018

A recent Supreme Court decision has applied pressure to Parliament to consider the state of divorce law in England and Wales. The current law requires proof that the marriage has broken down irretrievably in order to obtain a divorce. You may divorce someone on the basis of their behaviour or adultery, but under current rules, […]

Currently recruiting: Legal Secretary
By Timothy Wilton 10/01/2018

Hartley & Worstenholme Solicitors are now seeking a Conveyancing Legal Secretary to join their Residential Property Team. This is a great opportunity for a personable applicant who is seeking to join a reputable firm. The role is offered on a full time permanent basis. Part time will be considered. The Role The successful candidate will […]

Local Law firm recognition for specialist services
By Debbie Connors 21/12/2017

Jonathan Sharp, Managing Partner, and Mandy Arkell, Chartered Legal Executive Advocate, at the local law firm Hartley & Worstenholme, based in Pontefract and Castleford have recently gained specialist qualifications respectively as a Notary and Children Panel Member. Jonathan, a commercial property solicitor, is now one of around 850 Notaries in England and Wales to be […]