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Workload wellbeing

Kathryn Pickard
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World Mental Health Day happens every year on the 10 October.  Its objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health care around the world.  We work to live (or live to work), so it is...

Shortlisted as Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year

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We are delighted to announce that Gemma Kelsey , an associate within the Family department at Brethertons, has been shortlisted for ‘Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year’ at the upcoming Family Law Awards . The family law awards, which...

Flexible Working

Emma Simmonds
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Flexible working is a term that strikes fear in many employers. June 2014 saw flexible working rights extended to all employees not just parents. This means that any employee (provided they are eligible) can make a formal or informal request to change their...

Latest gig economy decision - drivers are workers, not self-employed

Hazel Robbins
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Unless you have managed to escape to an exotic destination for the last few months (without the use of a taxi) you will have, at the least, heard the name “Uber” in the news. Uber was first in the public eye just over a year ago in relation to a...

The appointment of seven new Trainee Solicitors

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Following a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to announce the appointment of seven traineeships starting in September 2017. The training contracts have been awarded to three internal staff members; Sophie Forsyth, Emma Simmonds and Gulsabaah...

Teacher's Bias

Liz Headley
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Well it’s that time of year again when a lot of young people will be embarking on the next stage of their journey through the education system. Depending on their exam results, either GCSEs or A Levels, they will now have a better idea of what the near...

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...

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