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Disagree with a will? You do have options.

The terms of a Will can cause distress. If there is no will, this is difficult too, but you can get help.  When a loved one passes, leaving a will, very often, disagreement arises because of the terms of that Will; sometimes there are concerns that the deceased...

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Silks’ Sponsorship of the Albion

We are very proud to have renewed the firm’s sponsorship of West Bromwich Albion through our membership of WBA Executive Club. As part of our membership of the Club we  support one promising local player, 21 year old Kyle Edwards, who originates from Dudley and...

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Law Society to Review Probate Application Delays

As the delays to probate applications caused by new software at the probate registries continues, the Law Society has announced a review meeting on 10 September.  Along with STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly),...

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A Matter of Life and Death Festival 2019

As a part of the Dying Matters Awareness week, BrumYODO (You Only Die Once) are again running the well-received “A Matter of Life and Death” festival in Birmingham – “everything you wanted to know about death and dying but were afraid to ask”. Elisabeth Whybrow, Head...

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WBA Partners’ Dinner

Silks Solicitors’ Director, Martin Thomas, and Senior Associate, Elisabeth Whybrow, attended a Partners’ Dinner at West Bromwich Albion FC on 26th February and were treated to a champagne reception and dinner, followed by an interesting and entertaining Q&A with...

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Gurdas Dhadwal Awarded by the District Governor

Gurdas Dhadwal took on the privilege and challenge of being the President of the Sandwell Lions Club last July. This week, at the Sandwell Lions meeting, the team had a visit from the District Governor Stewart Sherman Kahn. Gurdas was thrilled to be commended by the...

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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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Sandwell Lions Collect for the Smethwick Food Bank

A group of Sandwell Lions members including President and Solicitor at Silks, Gurdas Dhadwal volunteered to help the Smethwick foodbank to collect at Tesco’s annual collection in West Browmich. The Smethwick Foodbank is based in the Holy Trinity Church in Smethwick...

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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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