Nestle battles Cadbury once again over the trademark of the four-fingered ‘KitKat’.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Nestle and Cadbury have had an ongoing battle for over a decade over the trademark for the chocolate ‘finger’, and last weeks ruling against ownership was the final blow to Nestle and their four-fingered KitKat bar. Nestle previously attempted the trademark ownership in 2015- but judges threw the argument out of court, suggesting the company... Read More

The appointment of a new trustee for Cliffe Castle continues the support of local businesses for this iconic building.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Roger Armstrong (Consultant Solicitor at AWB Charlesworth), Adele Gallagher (Director at David Gallagher Funeral Directors) and Vaughan Stell (Director-Stell Cardboard Tubes) Cliffe Castle is one of the most notable assets of Keighley’s Heritage- the first house on the site being built from 1828-1833 and named Cliffe Hall.  In 1848, the house was bought by the... Read More

AWB Charlesworth’s recent addition Kerry Milwain supports local Food project to feed 1000’s.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

  “Lets really feed the world” is an unlikely catch phrase for a commercial property solicitor, but Kerry Milwain who recently joined AWB Charlesworth Solicitors has it as hers. The link between the two is the work carried out for the Real Junk Food Project, which was founded in Leeds in 2013 by Adam Smith. ... Read More

Stellar Footballer to protect his fortune win with a bin bag?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The former wife of ex-football star Ryan Giggs has issued proceedings in the High Court and is believed to seek one half of his vast fortune. The starting point for any such high value case is that his wife should be entitled to a 50/50 division on the basis she should be equally credited in... Read More

Are you cohabiting? Know your rights

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

Many couples choose to live together instead of committing to marriage. There is a long established myth that a man and woman living together acquire a special legal status of ‘common law’ husband or wife.  Such a status does not exist and it is usually only on the breakdown of a relationship that unmarried couples... Read More

No, you can’t have a divorce!

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

Have you ever heard of a divorce being refused? Last month, the Court of Appeal rejected a wife’s application to overturn her husband’s successful defence of her Divorce Petition based on unreasonable behaviour.  Tina Owens, the wife of millionaire mushroom farmer Hugh Owens had cited her husband’s “continued berating” following her extra-marital affair as ‘unreasonable... Read More

AWB Charlesworth raises £5779.83 throughout 2016 for one of their nominated charities ‘Martin House Hospice’

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

Skipton, Keighley, Bradford and Bingley based law firm AWB Charlesworth Solicitors have raised almost £6000 for Martin House Hospice from events held throughout 2016. Martin House Hospice, which has now been established for 30 years, provides family led care for children with life-limiting conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families... Read More

Silver Separation – Surge in Divorces for the Over 60s

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017

According to the Office of National Statistics, divorce rates are dropping – except for one age group, the over 60s, who are bucking the downward trend. Elizabeth Hebden, Head of Family Law at AWB Charlesworth has noted a marked increase in the number of older couples going through a divorce. Dubbed ‘Silver Separation’, the trend... Read More

Bingley office – local broadband works

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

Our Bingley office may experience some disruption to internet access on 31 Jan and 1 Feb due to works being done on the broadband supply locally. Any emails sent to us will reach us but may be delayed by an hour or so.... Read More

New Year….New Start?

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017

Many of us are familiar with the media hype about early January being a time when Family Lawyers experience a sudden influx of new enquiries. Theories put forward by the press include:- Couples who have been forced to spend more family time together over the festive period have reached “breaking point”. Couples who may have... Read More