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Glyn Staves appointed Deputy District Judge

MKB Solicitors are proud to announce that Senior Partner Glyn Staves, Head of Dispute Resolution, has been appointed as a Part-Time Deputy District Judge by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice. Glyn has been selected from 1,600 applicants following a rigorous application process administered by the Judicial Appointments Commission. All applicants were judged on

Expert support in times of family trouble

We know that, statistically, an increased number of couples separate in the month of January. The first working day in January is colloquially, and rather unfortunately, known as “Divorce Day”. We receive an influx of new enquiries for support on family matters every year in January after the Christmas break. If you are going through

What is Probate and do I need it?

When people hear the word Probate it usually fills them with dread. There are many myths about ‘Probate’ such as it delays the estate by many months and it costs thousands. This article looks to set out a few facts about what is actually involved in the Probate process and how it can affect you.

Hospital Reception Supreme Court Judgment

Earlier we reported on the clinical negligence claim of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.   The Supreme Court has now considered this case where the Claimant had pursued compensation for injury caused by the A&E Receptionist giving misleading information. Mr Darnley attended at the Mayday Hospital in Croydon in 2010 complaining of feeling unwell

MKB raise £800 for TADS at Charity Quiz Night

MKB are pleased to announce that its second annual charity quiz night was a huge success. The quiz took place at The Old Picture House in Barnsley and was attended by numerous local businesses. After compiling funds collected on the evening, we are delighted to have raised £800.00 for TADS.       TADS (Therapies

MKB Welcomes New Trainee

We are delighted to announce and welcome to the MKB team Chelsea Goulding who is joining us as a Trainee from the University of Central Lancashire. Chelsea will be commencing her training contract in our Private Client Department where she will be working with our Steven Dawson and Matthew Gibson to develop skills in Will


MKB Solicitors took part in a clean-up event in Barnsley Town Centre organised by Barnsley Council last month, along with Barnsley College and Community Payback. As part of that effort we are pleased to report that in just 4 hours the following was achieved: Approximately 6 black bags filled with rubbish 1 wooden fence and

MKB Solicitors Clean Up!

Staff from MKB solicitors helped tidy up Barnsley Town Centre today. Working with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council we were busy in George’s Yard, just off Market Hill, as part of a team painting, litter picking and weeding. We gave the walls, doors and window frames in the area a much needed lick of paint. Next

Who is Reading Your Facebook and Social Media Postings?

The recent High Court decision of Pinkus v. Direct Line provides some insight as to how posting on social media can have an effect on a personal injury claim. Mr Pinkus was injured in a road traffic accident that occurred on the 21st August 2012.   Liability for the accident had been admitted.   Mr Pinkus said