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Specialist joins Brethertons to Lead Wills, Trusts & Probate Team

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This month, we welcome Daniel Boyle as the new Head of Practice Area to our experienced Wills, Trusts and Probate team . Daniel joins us from the Oxford office of national firm Knight’s 1759 where he was a Senior Associate, and previously he...

Beware! Guarantors ability to walk away

David Richards
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Landlords need to be aware that when they have a Surety Guaranteeing, for example, a tenants obligation in a Lease, that it is possible to undermine that protection by reaching further agreements with the Tenant.  If there is any variation to the terms...

Tribunal Fees Update

Emma Simmonds
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The uncertainty regarding Tribunal Fees continues.  The President of the Employment Tribunals has said that all claims brought “in reliance upon the decision of the Supreme Court” in the Unison case are to be stayed. This means that claims...

Unusual Break Clause Pitfall

David Richards
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Break Option Pitfall It is an established legal principle that when a lease comes to an end any under lease will automatically terminate. Under The Act a tenancy created by an under lease will continue against the landlord due to security of tenure. In...

The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

Sioban Calcott
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The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims – in Force from 1 October 2017 The Protocol for Debt Claims has now been approved and is due to come into effect as from the 1 October 2017. Below we set out the main points of the Protocol, how this will affect...

Moving rights of way

David Richards
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The case of Shaw –v – Grouby & Another [2017] EWCA CIV233 Among other issues this case considered what was “necessary” for access under a right of way. The article explores this issue. Background The (‘property’) is...

Making the most of your time

Liz Headley
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Two very diverse events recently have prompted me to think about writing this blog, the first was something that my son showed me that had been shared on Facebook. It concerned a Professor lecturing a group of students in America, I’m not sure...

What does the Employment Tribunal fees ruling mean for employees?

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Author: Emma Simmonds As you have probably already heard the Supreme Court has decided that the current Employment Tribunal fees are in fact unlawful. Unison brought proceedings to challenge the legality of  Employment Tribunal fees (the fees that an...

Permanently excluded from primary school

Liz Headley
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I watched a documentary last Wenesday evening about the rising number of primary school aged children who are being permanently excluded from mainstream education. This means that pupils as young as 5 years old are behaving in such an extreme way –...

What does the Employment Tribunal Fee ruling mean?

Amy Edwards
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As you have probably already heard the Supreme Court has decided that the current Employment Tribunal fees (the fees that an employee has to pay when they want to bring a claim against their employer) are in fact unlawful. There has been huge...

Keeping Your Children Occupied

Liz Headley
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Are you a single parent with children? How are you feeling about the next six - seven weeks?  The long summer school holidays are stretching ahead of you and in all probability your kids will be really looking forward to the break and not having to go...

Brethertons Announced as Conveyancing Firm of the Year - Midlands

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Last night at a glittering ceremony at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool, we picked up the ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ Award for the Midlands at the Eclipse Legal Modern Law Conveyancing Awards . Spanning Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, we are...

A Different Sort Of Holiday

Liz Headley
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You’ve sorted out the holiday wardrobe, you’ve bought a generous supply of sun creams, checked the passports and got your money supply sorted. The holiday reading is in the case sandwiched in between those exotic, glamorous garments that you...

Separated Family Holidays

Liz Headley
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As the long school summer holiday approaches I find myself having more and more frequent conversations with children and young people regarding their holidays with separated parents . Getting two holidays instead of one could be construed as one of the...

Southern Conveyancing Firm of the Year

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We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in this year’s Law Firm Services (LFS) Conveyancing Awards for the sixth time since 2012. This year we have been shortlisted to win the 2017 Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year for both the...

Oxfordshire Solicitor Triumphs at Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards (ERMAs) 2017

Mark North
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It gives us great pleasure to announce that Roger Hardwick , Partner in the  Residential Leasehold team at Brethertons LLP has won two awards at the prestigious News on the Block Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards (ERMAs) 2017. At the...

Brethertons shortlisted in national Conveyancing awards

Alison McCormack
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We are pleased to announce that our Conveyancing team have beaten off tough competition to be shortlisted for the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2017 in the ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year - Midlands’ category.  The...

Fantastic Four - Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2017

Sharan Dhadda
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We are delighted to announce our specialist Residential Leasehold Law team has been shortlisted as finalists at News on the Block’s prestigious Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards! The awards celebrate professional excellence in the...

Brethertons are #SCIAware

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Today, Brethertons join in marking National Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day #SCIAware. Brethertons are proud corporate partners of the Spinal Injuries Association and its work to help those who have to live with spinal cord injury. Jon Rees who leads...

Brethertons put on Hats for Headway

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Today, Brethertons' Serious Injury team donned their wackiest hats to raise vital funds for those living with the effects of brain injury. As part of Action for Brain Injury Week 2017 (8 – 14 May), Hats for Headway day has been organised by the...

Taking to the Dance Floor!

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This year, Brethertons' Debi Kendall is donning her dance shoes and taking to the floor in Strictly Banbury!  She shares with us her story so far: "I am an avid Strictly Come Dancing fan and after watching my Brethertons colleague, Nicole...

Brethertons Appointed to 'Help to Buy Midlands' Solicitors Panel

Tom Ansell
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We are delighted to report that we have been appointed to the ‘Help to Buy Midlands’ Solicitors Panel – confirming our commitment to the property sector and the affordable housing market.    ‘Help to Buy Midlands’ is...

Brethertons Named as Top Choice for PRS!

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We are delighted to announce that the firm has been judged as the top legal services provider in the country for the Private Rented Sector (PRS). We fought off tough competition to be shortlisted, and was announced as the winner of the...

Could your business be prosecuted?

Claire Halle-Smith
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What an interesting couple of months for data protection! See below for updates, particularly relating to how businesses can avoid prosecution.   Failure to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Businesses that...

Brethertons has had a SpecialEffect

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We are delighted to announce we have raised over £8,500 for our Charity of the Year – SpecialEffect. Based near Witney in Oxfordshire, SpecialEffect ‘puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by...

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