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Please treat the contents of our blogs as general guidance only. Please do not take any action based on their contents unless you have sought specific legal advice. Brethertons cannot accept responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies, loss or damage in circumstances where there is no formal retainer between us and we have not given you personal and specific advice relating to a matter for which you have given us full background details.  You must also bear in mind that the contents of our blogs are based on English Law, and because they contain archival material, that material is likely to go out of date. Therefore, it is important to consider the date that the blog was posted. Please also remember that the laws may differ in different Jurisdictions.

How to deal with January blues

Liz Headley
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Well, this week kicked off with what is known as ‘Blue Monday’. January is notorious for being a difficult month with people recovering from the excesses of Christmas, trying to keep to their new year resolutions, attempting to stabilise their...

Serious Injury support - what is out there and how can it help you?

Emma Morgan
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There are many different forms of support out there to assist seriously injured people and their families, from blogs and podcasts to in-person meet ups and charities.  If you have not been fortunate enough to have received Peer Support in hospital or...

Family Mediation Week - helping separated families know which way to turn

Simon Craddock
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Family Mediation Week – helping separated families know which way to turn More than any other time of the year, January is a month when families decide to separate. For most, this will be their first experience of separation, and they will start...

Hague Convention Return Orders and Asylum Applications

Kim Lehal
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Re G (A Child) (Child Abduction) Kim Lehal, a partner in our family law department, recently represented the charity Reunite in the ground-breaking case of Re G (A Child) (Child Abduction) .  Founded in 1987, the Reunite International Child...

Call "ANI" - Assistance for those Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Liz Headley
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Sadly, domestic abuse continues to affect many individual’s lives in a manner of different ways. In these troubled times as we search for a way to reduce and contain the sometimes awful consequences of Coronavirus, we have yet to find a cure for...

Covid19 and Serious Injuries Litigation - A New Business As Usual

Jon Rees
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What might otherwise have taken a good many years has been achieved in months as solicitors adapt to new ways of working because of the Covid19 pandemic. Our serious injuries specialists are no exception. We might not be meeting in person quite so often but...

Self-care in the new year and beyond

Liz Headley
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I was listening to a GP who was being interviewed on a television programme talking about burn out and what he was saying appeared to make a lot of sense and for me was food for thought. Lockdown and the consequences of it has proved challenging for most of...

What do I do when someone dies?

Sophie Forsyth
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What do I do when someone dies? Firstly, I am sorry that you are having to read this. Whether you have just lost a loved one or you are preparing for the worst, bereavement is a terrible thing to have to endure. The most important things… ...

Brethertons Coronavirus Update 6th January 2021

Alison McCormack
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How Do The New Lockdown Regulations Impact The Provision Of Legal Services? The new national lockdown came into force in England on 4 th January 2021. The government has now published regulations which can viewed at  ...

Coronavirus & Domestic Abuse

Liz Headley
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I know it’s a very different start to the year and I am sure we will all remember it as such. This time last year no-one could have predicted that 2021 would begin in this way, but let’s all try and remember that positives can sometimes come out...

A Different Christmas

Liz Headley
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Most families will be wondering how Christmas will be for them this year as we head towards, what is usually for most of us, a time of festivity with family and friends. Of course, the changes that COVID-19 has already brought to Yuletide 2020 are much in...

Gender Fluid And Non-Binary Persons Are Protected Under The Equality Act 2010

Sioban Calcott
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Every so often a legal case is decided that brings the law up to date with changes that have been taking place in society for some time.  Roe v Wade (a woman’s right to abortion), Gillick v West Norfolk & Wisbech Area Health Authority ...

New Office For Legal Eagles

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On the 10th December 2020, Brethertons new offices on 19 South Bar Street, Banbury were officially opened by Banbury Town Mayor, John Colgrave and Brethertons’ CEO, Alison McCormack. The office at 19 South Bar is, for Brethertons, a temporary office...

Life Under a Microscope..Making Difficult Decisions

Liz Headley
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The pandemic has invited us all to put our lives under the microscope and think about our choices. Things that we would normally take for granted have no longer been available to us and many of us have had to make some major adjustments to our lifestyle,...

Family Justice Professionals Mark 'Good Divorce Week 2020' with Free Advice Sessions

Dominic Wisdom
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Family law professionals in Bicester, Banbury and Rugby are showing their support for Good Divorce Week 2020 (30 th November -4 th December) by offering free advice sessions to families later this month. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims...

Trust and Hope - and APIL's Rebuilding Shattered Lives Campaign

Jon Rees
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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has launched a new campaign Rebuilding Shattered Lives video - see this powerful animated film which aims at highlighting the difference experienced solicitors can make in the aftermath of serious injury....

Brethertons Solicitors Announce the Appointment of Five New Trainee Solicitors

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Brethertons are delighted to announce the appointment of five trainee solicitors. Training contracts have been awarded to paralegal staff members; Jules Mackenzie , Amber Morris , Pamela Pagani , Jemma Bryans and Victoria Lea-Holton . The training...

Brethertons Coronavirus Update 12/11/2020

Alison McCormack
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How do the new lockdown regulations impact the provision of legal services? The new national lockdown came into force in England at 12.01am on Thursday 5th November and will last until at least Wednesday 2nd December. The government has now...

What is a Right to Manage Company and is it right for me?

Dani Green
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A lot of the frustrations we hear about from tenants usually centres around the management of the building and issues with a lack of management or poor management, works not being undertaking in good time and the building not being looked after as well as it...

Help! The Lease on my flat is expiring

Dani Green
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Believe it or not we get consulted by flat owners on a reasonably frequent basis, who are worried about this problem. As a long leaseholder, you should be keeping an eye on the term of your lease.  The Leasehold, Reform Housing and Urban Development...

Family, Private Wealth, Personal Injury and Real Estate Litigation teams at Brethertons Highly Rated in the Chambers & Partners Directory 2021

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Brethertons LLP are delighted to have been named, yet again, as one of the top law firms in the Midlands and Thames Valley by leading industry publication, Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021. The Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 was released on 22 th ...

Brethertons announce move to new offices in South Bar Banbury!

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Brethertons announce move to new offices in South Bar Banbury Alison McCormack , Brethertons CEO announced today that the firm have signed a lease for securing premises in South Bar, Banbury. Alison confirmed, “In early October, we...

We Are Moving!

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As many of our customers based in North Oxfordshire will know, for over 15 years Brethertons have occupied a very prominent position near the Town Centre at our offices in Waterperry Court near the train station. In January of this year, after many happy...

Stamp Duty Relief - Should I Buy That Leasehold Property?

Dani Green
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SDLT Relief?  Should I Buy that Leasehold Property?  Given the recent new relief on Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”), which is in place until 31 March 2020 on properties up to a value of £500,000, you may think that now is the...

Brethertons rated one of the top legal service providers in the West Midlands and South East Regions - Legal 500 Rankings 2020

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Brethertons rated one of the top legal service providers in the West Midlands and South East Regions – Legal 500 Rankings 2020 Brethertons are proud to announce that we have again been recommended in 11 practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2020, along...

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