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Domestic Abuse - what protection can the Courts offer?

Gemma Kelsey
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Recent blogs by my colleagues Kim Lehal and Liz Headley have discussed in detail what domestic abuse is and what behaviour constitutes abuse, both physical and emotional but what help and protection is available? Non-Molestation Orders Known informally...

Domestic Abuse: What is coercive control?

Kim Lehal
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Domestic abuse is more than violence. It is not just physical. A pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a person’s freedom or take away their self-esteem can be more damaging than a single act of violence. Until recently this type of controlling...

Abusive Relationships: Part II

Liz Headley
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Emotional Abuse It’s a sad fact that some people remain in very unhealthy relationships and become completely diminished by them. Emotional abuse is often insidious and can be extremely difficult to recognise if it has always been part of a long term...

Abusive Relationships: Part I

Liz Headley
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What is an Abusive Relationship? If someone mentions the word abuse a whole range of mental images appear in people’s minds usually depicting physical maltreatment of some description, where victims are bruised, battered and left considerably visually...

Brethertons win Corporate Fundraiser of the Year

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We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Corporate Fundraiser of the Year’ at the Oxfordshire Mind Supporter Awards 2018. At the end of 2017, Brethertons' employees voted to make Mind their Charity of Choice and have been raising money...

Three Easy Steps to Protect Your Property From Fraud

Lottie Dunkley
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Property fraud is on the rise and your property is probably the most valuable asset you own so it is important to protect it from the risk of fraud. People are increasingly falling victim to property fraud because the tactics fraudsters use are much more...

Is Brexit a ground for frustration?

Bejul Lakhani-Lever
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In the recent case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited (Landlord) and European Medicines Agency (Tenant); the Tenant is seeking to rely on the doctrine of Frustration to vacate its premises at Canary Wharf, London. Frustration is a doctrine that acts as a...

Stamp Duty for Shared Ownership Properties

Amy Evans
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You may by now have heard the news from the Autumn Budget that first-time buyers purchasing shared ownership homes will be eligible for first-time buyers relief. But what does this actually mean? We’ve set out below an overview of the law, the changes...

Brethertons Recommended in Chambers & Partners UK 2019 Guide

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We are thrilled that Brethertons has again been recommended in 4 practice areas in the Chambers & Partners UK 2019 Guide, with a notable 7 lawyers receiving individual recommendations. Chambers & Partners UK researches the world’s most...

Brethertons Rated One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the West Midlands and South East Regions

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We are delighted to announce that Brethertons has again been recommended in 11 practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2018 , with a remarkable 16 teams receiving recommendations. The Legal 500 is the leading guide to law firms in the UK. It is a client’s...

Brethertons welcomes Commercial Property Associate

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We are pleased to welcome Bejul Lakhani-Lever as the latest addition to our Commercial Property team. With over ten years of Commercial Property specialism, Bejul’s wide range of experience will prove an invaluable asset to the established...

Ten Rising Stars with New Internal Promotions

Shaun Jardine
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We are delighted to announce our latest round of internal promotions with the success of ten of our valued lawyers. At Brethertons, we are focused on the growth of the business and we believe a key way is achieved through the development and...

New Appointment for Brethertons Employment Team

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We are pleased to welcome Emma Fyson as a Senior Associate to our  Employment team. Emma joins Brethertons from Deloitte LLP where she held the position of Employment Legal Counsel. Prior to that, Emma was a Senior Solicitor within AXA...

Brethertons Achieve Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year

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We are delighted to announce that last night, at the annual Law Firm Services Awards , Brethertons were named the ‘Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ for Wales and the West Midlands. Our Conveyancing team, who work out of our three ...

Warwickshire Legal Aid Franchise Awarded

Simon Craddock
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We are pleased to announce that as of the 3rd September 2018, we have a Family Law Legal Aid franchise to cover the Warwickshire area with work being carried out from our Rugby office. This is an expansion from the Banbury office which has had the...

The Children Act on the Big Screen

Antonia Kirby
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A few years ago, I was very excited to read The Children Act by Ian McEwan – one of my favourite authors and a brilliant read. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered it had been grasped by screenwriters and transformed into a film. The story...

News on the Block's Hot 100

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We are delighted to announce that three Brethertonians have again been named in the News on the Block Hot 100 list! News on the Block is a leading publication within the property management sector and its opinion holds great sway throughout the industry. ...

Nuptial Agreements: Where are we now?

Antonia Kirby
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You will be held to the terms of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement as long as it is fair. From the days of my studies though, and the early part of my career, I always had it drummed into my head that Nuptial Agreements were in no way enforceable, and...

National Surrogacy Week

Kim Lehal
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It’s National Surrogacy Week , raising awareness about modern families and about surrogacy. As this is a complex evolving area of law, it is therefore important that legal advice is sought as early as possible. Here is our legal guide to becoming a...

The importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

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According to Alzheimer’s Research – the UK’s leading dementia research charity – the number of people with dementia is projected to increase rapidly over the next several decades, mainly due to increases in life expectancy and...

Top Service Provider Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018

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Brethertons have been Ranked as One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 Leading legal services provider Brethertons, is celebrating after being named as one of the top law firms in the Oxford and Coventry...

Annual Staff Conference 2018

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On Thursday 5th July, Brethertons held its second Annual Staff Conference. It was a fantastic opportunity for employees across all practice areas and all regional offices to come together to discuss strategy, customers and get involved in team building...

Senior Associate strengthening Residential Property Litigation

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We are thrilled to welcome Bukola Obadun-Craigs as a Senior Associate to the Residential Property Management team, underpinning our strategy to deliver excellence to our customer base within this growing sector.  Bukola brings with her a...

Supporting IRPM by sponsoring Legal Award

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We sponsored and presented the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) Legal Award for outstanding performance in its full membership exam to Stavros Markantonis, London East Area Manager of Millstream Management Services. Stavros was...

Finalists for the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards at the upcoming Modern Law Conveyancing Awards . We have been nominated for Conveyancing Firm of the Year in both the South and Midlands region, as well as National...

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