Yearly Archives: 2016

Christmas Opening Hours

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

Our offices will close on Friday 23 December 2016 at 5pm and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 9.00am. This year we are making a donation to Martin House Hospice (charity of the year) instead of sending Christmas cards to our clients and professional colleagues.  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy... Read More


“I want a Divorce! Why are you advising that I wait?”

Monday, 21 Nov 2016

From the date of the Decree Nisi (the first stage of the divorce), the Petitioner to a divorce must wait a period of six weeks and a day until they can apply for it to be made Absolute (the final decree). Failing such, the Respondent may after a further 3 months make their own application. Parties... Read More


Fraudulent calumny ……. or the drip, drip, drip of poison

Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016

An individual, if looking to challenge the validity of a Will, would usually consider one or a combination of the following as a legal basis for challenge:- That the person making the Will (“the Testator”) lacked the required testamentary capacity to make the Will That the Testator did not know and approve of the contents... Read More


AWB Charlesworth Head of Wills Trust and Probate Liam O’Neill is now a full ACTAPS member.

Monday, 14 Nov 2016

  AWB Charlesworth Solicitors of Keighley, Skipton, Bradford and Bingley are pleased to announce that Liam O’Neil, Head of Wills Trusts and Probate, is now a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)  The ACTAPS membership was established in 1997 and members consist of Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives who... Read More


AWB Charlesworth Solicitors raise £200 from their recent Bake Off in aid of Martin House Hospice

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016

For the fourth year running, the staff of AWB Charlesworth Solicitors have created some amazing cakes and bakes following the final of the hugely popular BBC TV series “The Great British Bake Off 2016”, all in aid of Martin House Hospice. In total, 15 show-stopping cakes were produced for this much deserved cause and John... Read More


Securing your financial future on divorce

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016

There is a common misunderstanding that a divorce automatically brings to an end any financial claims you and your spouse may have against each other. What is a divorce? A divorce ends the contract of marriage. The divorce itself does not extinguish your right to bring a financial claim. This can only be achieved by... Read More


AWB Charlesworth Solicitors are delighted to be shortlisted for the Law Firm of the Year (1-10 Partners) at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016.

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

Keighley, Skipton, Bradford and Bingley based law firm AWB Charlesworth LLP have had an ambitious and successful 2016. The Firm’s commercial team continues to grow with the development of the Bradford office which offers business law, employment law, commercial property, commercial litigation and private client services for business owners. The continued growth of the well-established... Read More


AWB Charlesworth continue to support local organisations and communities.

Monday, 10 Oct 2016

AWB Charlesworth are delighted to announce they are  sponsoring local Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club, “The Bees” for 2016/2017. The Bees play their rugby in North One East having gained promotion last season and are in the top ten per cent of English Rugby Clubs. They were formed in 1982 following the merger of Bingley RUFC... Read More


Final cheque handover of £2140.00 to Martin House Hospice raised from annual fundraising golf event held by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Pearson & Associates Accountants.

Friday, 7 Oct 2016

  Keighley, Skipton, Bradford and Bingley based Law firm AWB Charlesworth and Skipton Accountants Pearson & Associates were delighted to present a cheque for £2,140.00 to John Haigh, Corporate Fundraiser at Martin House Hospice this week. This significant amount was raised through the organisation of what is now the 3rd Annual Charity Golf day by... Read More


Can a Company buy its own Shares?

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

Share buy backs are often used within family companies where a shareholder wishes to leave but the remaining shareholders would not want third parties to hold shares. A private company can buy back its own shares from one of more of its shareholders however it can only do so in prescribed circumstances. When purchasing its... Read More