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Christmas Opening Hours

The offices of Silks Solicitors Limited will close for the Christmas Season on Friday 21st December 2018 at 12.00 noon and re-open on Thursday 27th December 2018 at 8.30am. The office will close on Friday 28th December 2018 at 5.30pm for the New Year holiday and...

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PLANit Global and WBA Expo Event

As proud sponsors of West Bromwich Albion we were delighted to be invited to participate in the PLANit Global Expo event on Wednesday at The Hawthorns.  The event was organised by PLANit Global to introduce their partnership with WBA. The partnership will see the...

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Breakfast with Santa and the Sandwell Lions Club

Silks were pleased and proud to support the wonderful work of the Sandwell Lion's Club on Saturday as we sponsored the coffee morning and "Breakfast with Santa" at Thimblemill Library.  There was a great turnout of people from the local community with visitors coming...

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The Retirement of John Burn

In 2018 John Burn celebrated the 50th anniversary of qualification as a solicitor.  This achievement was marked by presentations to him from both the Law Society and the Birmingham Law Society. John joined Silks in 1962 and over the years he became well known in the...

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Silks Secures Cyber Essentials Accreditation

As the Law Society sagely reminds us all in the legal profession, the legal sector is at significant risk of cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams. This is partly because of the sensitive data and significant monies held by law firms. It tells us that 62% of law firms...

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Hannah Jones on Exercise and Mental Health

We're proud to share the second part of Hannah Jones' blog written for Cure Leukaemia... Everyone should look after their mental health wellbeing whether you have a diagnosed mental health illness or not. It is important for us to take time for ourselves to ensure our...

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Hannah Jones on Leukaemia and Mental Heath

Cure Leukaemia is an important blood cancer charity that enables patients to access potentially life-saving, ground breaking drugs and treatments.  Director, Kevin Jones, helped launch Cure Leukaemia back in 2003 and is still with the charity as secretary.  His...

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Proud Sponsors at the West Bromwich Albion

We're delighted to be able to share some photographs of Kevin Jones and Gobindra Nadala's visit on Tuesday night to the West Bromwich Albion.  We are very proud sponsors and it was great to be treated to a tour of the ground.  The Baggies, of course, did not...

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Rachel’s First Publication: “My Friend at School”

Rachel Sayers, a valued member of our team, has recently had her first children’s book published by Austin Macauley Publishers. Entitled ‘My Friend at School’, it is a delightful book for young children, relating to friendships at school between children from...

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Record Revenues from Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax receipts have risen year on year over the last nine years by an average of 10%. However, this tax is only payable on just over 4% of all deaths. Recently it was revealed that the Government made a record £5.2 billion from Inheritance Tax due, it is...

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Employment Status: self-employed or worker?

There has been a great deal of publicity recently relating to employment status, particularly of those who are working in the gig economy. Taxi drivers, delivery drivers and many others have been working on the basis that they are self-employed and therefore they have...

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Abuse

At the weekend The Sunday Times ran an article warning readers that “Powers of attorney can transform loving kids into crocodiles”, referring to a case where a niece invested nearly £90,000 of her aunt’s money in a reptile breeding business. The article also referred...

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It’s Coming Home – and leaving with a hangover

With a potential of two more England matches in this world cup tournament, there will undoubtedly be an understandable anticipation of a drop in productivity the mornings after the nights before. Some employers will take this as an unavoidable consequence of a...

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