Wakefield  01924 387 171

Leeds  0113 397 9550

Pontefract  01977 790 029

News & Blog

JWP Solicitors Blog - Wakefield, Leeds and Pontefract

Speak to our legal experts on

01924 387 171

Company News

27 March 2019

Getting under the skin of our newest recruit - Jason Deacon

Find out what makes our newest team member tick

Read More

Gareth Long

4 March 2019

Meet Danielle, our Solicitor-in-Training

Meet Danielle, our Solicitor-in-Training

Read More

Gareth Long

13 September 2018

Yorkshire Legal Awards Finalist - Small Firm Category

It looks like everyone is pleased JWP Solicitors have been nominated as a finalist at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Read More

Gareth Long

26 September 2017

Leeds Office evening appointments coming soon

Sometimes just the little things can make a big difference. Take as an example our Saturday morning clinics at Wakefield giving people an opportunity to pop in and have a free half hour with a qualified solicitor or our late opening at Wakefield on a Wednesday evening till 8pm offering people working during the day an opportunity to deal with things in their time.

Read More

Tahira Rahman

21 March 2017

The realities of being a Trainee Solicitor at JWP

I write this blog six months into my training contract and what an amazing six months it has been. The reality of being a trainee solicitor working for a successful firm immediately after graduating is yet to sink in.

Read More

Alexzandra Kennedy

13 March 2017

Beware the Scammers

First there was Telephone Scamming, then Online Scamming. For both of these their prevalence is increasing with each passing month and their complexity seems to be evolving in an attempt to give that seed of doubt to the unsuspecting victim (could it really be true?)

Read More

Gareth Long

9 January 2017

Social Media, a possible light at the end of the tunnel?

Our Practice Director continues into the murky depths of social media, however have his thoughts been swayed to the positive as 2 stories emerged towards the end of last year that almost brought a tear to his eye?

Read More

Gareth Long

28 November 2016

Social Media, I am a little confused Part 1

Firstly I get the irony. Me giving Social Media a telling off whilst then promoting it through Social Media. Secondly your old I hear you shout. Yes I am and I fully understand that things change, I have come a very long way from my Dragon 32 as a teenager to a gleaming “I can do everything for you” smart phone. Is it for the better, I’m not sure!

Read More

Gareth Long

28 October 2016

JWP at the Law Society Excellence Awards

Many congratulations again go to our very own Lois Monks for being shortlisted for a Law Society Excellence Award. The awards took place on 20th October 2016 and along with Lois a small entourage of JWP Directors and staff attended the awards ceremony. Lois was shortlisted to the final 8 in the nominations for this years Law Society Excellence, Junior Lawyer of the Year Award.

Read More

Gareth Long

6 October 2016

Another successful Macmillan coffee morning

A big thank you to everyone who attended our Macmillan coffee morning at our Wakefield Office on Friday 30th September.

Read More

Gareth Long

23 September 2016

Lots of Cake equals Lots for Charity

JWP Solicitors are delighted to have again been invited to Anchor’s health and wellbeing event at Townhead Court retirement housing scheme in Settle. Two of our JWP Solicitors attended the event alongside other professional organisations such as Age UK, Local police and fire services.

Read More

Sophie Metcalfe

16 September 2016

Week one as a Trainee Solicitor

Walking to the office on Monday morning I was both extremely nervous and excited to be starting as the newest trainee solicitor at JWP Solicitors.

Read More

Alexzandra Kennedy

9 September 2016

Client Service is everything

A beautiful Thank You card from a client that we recently received shows how special the relationship can be with our clients and how it makes such a difference when we get it right.

Read More

Gareth Long

19 August 2016

My Final few weeks as a Trainee…

I joined JWP Solicitors as a Trainee in March 2015 and I have survived… I shall therefore qualify as a Solicitor on 1st September 2016!

Read More

Sophie Metcalfe

2 August 2016

Congratulations Lois Monks

Congratulations are very much in order as The Law Society Excellence Awards specialist judges have shortlisted our very own Lois Monks for this year's Junior Lawyer of the Year award.

Read More

John Wilkinson

21 June 2016

JWP welcome Michael George and add more experience to their Care Department

JWP Solicitors would like to offer a huge welcome to Michael George who brings a wealth of experience to our Care department team based at our Leeds Office.

Read More

Amanda Steele

13 June 2016

JWP Solicitors are Euro 2016 Crazy

With Euro 2016 now upon us we at JWP Solicitors are getting excited for the football to come, especially if England can learn to close out a game.

Read More

John Wilkinson

16 May 2016

JWP Solicitors are truly GUNG-HO

On Saturday 14th May 2016 four of our Solicitors took part in the crazy inflatable 5k Challenge - GUNG-HO.

Read More

Sophie Metcalfe

9 May 2016

Save My Driving Licence Website Launch

Take a look at our new Website which is dedicated to Road Traffic Law.

Read More

18 March 2016

JWP Solicitors support Anchor Housing

JWP Solicitors support Anchor Housing. Anchor housing is England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. Anchor recognises that everyone is an individual. They work hard to get to know their customers, build relationships and ensure the service that they provide are ones that people want.

Read More

Sophie Metcalfe

6 March 2016

Couch Potato to 5K in 9 Weeks

The firm has entered a team to take part in a charity run on Saturday 14th May 2016 at Temple Newsam, Leeds. I, John Wood, upon agreeing to take part quickly realised that some training would be required. It would not be easy to relive the faded glory of being a cross country schools champion 40 years ago.

Read More

John Wood

17 December 2015

Christmas Carols at JWP Solicitors

JWP Solicitors are holding their first Christmas Carol’s on Friday 18th December 2015 ( tomorrow). We are delighted to announce that the Salvation Army will be attending, bringing with them amazing instruments and fabulous singing voices. The Christmas Carols will commence at 2pm.

Read More

Sarah Victor

2 November 2015

Criminal Legal Aid - Latest

Like many a decent Spy novel the fight over changes to Criminal Legal Aid seems to take a new twist and turn by the day, and with recent revelations from a Whistle-blower at the Legal Aid Agency the Criminal Duty tender process, despite being almost over, comes under the microscope again.

Read More

Gareth Long

30 September 2015

And the JWP Bake Off winner is - Macmillan Cancer Support

A big thank you to everyone who attended our Macmillan coffee mornings at our Pontefract and Wakefield Offices.

Read More

Sarah Victor

17 September 2015

The Great JWP Bake Off

JWP Solicitors are taking part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning. To make it a little more fun and add a spice of competition our Pontefract and Wakefield offices will be holding a ‘Bake Off’ to see which office will win the coveted title for the 'Best Bun or Cake' and also to see which office raises the most money for Macmillan.

Read More

Lois Monks

17 April 2015

Legal Aid does Matter

Removing Legal Aid services and introducing big cuts has had a dramatic effect on the British Justice System, with more to come. Watch this very clever video that highlights why its important to everyone that the UK has a strong and fair Legal Aid system.

Read More

25 March 2015

A week in the life of a Trainee Solicitor

Arriving at the office on the first day and I felt like a new kid at school, nervous for what might be and excited to be starting the next chapter of my career.

Read More

Sophie Metcalfe

25 February 2015

People Power and the Y generation

Have we reached the age where power to the people means something? In the UK almost everyone now has instant access to media stories and through social media a way to interact and put across their point of view? And if it has, how does this change the way we are governed and dealt with in future?

Read More

Gareth Long

3 July 2014

JWP Solicitors secures top accolade from Law Society, LEXCEL

I am happy to announce that today we have secured the Law Society's law management quality mark, LEXCEL. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession and is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

Read More

Gareth Long

25 June 2014

Take Care of the Pennies

I am sure that all of us like a bargain and believe me Lawyers are no different. However, we are also well aware of the pitfalls of buying cheaply and living to regret not spending more to get the right product or service. Delia chats about why buying cheap isn't always the best way forward.

Read More

Delia Crofts-Turnbull

6 June 2014

The customer is always right…

Speak to those involved in delivering the best customer service and the saying “the customer is always right” will come up somewhere in the conversation. Having worked in an industry driven by customer service for many years before joining JWP Solicitors, this ethos was drilled into our Practice Director at every opportunity, but what does it actually mean? The law of averages tells you that the customer cannot always be right, so does it mean that even when the customer is wrong, they are right?

Read More

Gareth Long

2 June 2014

Life beyond the Wig

Mention the word “lawyer” to the man on the street and an image of a middle-aged man or woman clad in robes and a wig will probably spring to mind. In reality this image represents a small proportion of lawyers and for those that do wear wigs, robes and gowns this represents a fairly small proportion of their time at work as well.

Read More

Delia Crofts-Turnbull

23 May 2014

A day in the life of…

For a family lawyer only a small proportion of their day or week is spent in Court. So what else do they get up too? Our Pontefract Family expert, Delia Crofts-Turnbull lifts the lid

Read More

Delia Crofts-Turnbull

10 October 2013

THE LEGAL HAS LANDED (10th Oct 2013)

JWP Solicitors have exploded onto the Leeds scene, sitting on the corner of Park Square West, is Park House which offers sumptuous surroundings for both staff and clients. Don't be shy, call and make an appointment to see us, we move in on Monday 14th October 2013.

Read More

9 September 2013

Have we gone compliance mad?

A new email last week from one of our many compliance bodies got me thinking hard about just how much compliance dictates my day. Whilst sat sipping on my first coffee of the day I pondered for a moment about just how ridiculous compliance had become, not just in my work life but in everyday life.

Read More

1 March 2013

Hello all and welcome to our blog.

We are a law firm specialising in family law, care, personal injury, crime, wills, probate and licensing. We have six partners, seven associate solicitors and a trainee. I head up the firms well established family department. You will be hearing regularly from me on this blog (I usually have plenty to say!), however a number of my fellow solicitors will be contributing over the weeks, months and years to come.

Read More

Gareth Long