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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of our blogs are based on English Law, and because they contain archival material, that material is likely to go out of date.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.

Coronavirus and Contact

Melanie Tubbs
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In these uncertain times, a lot of parents are concerned about what to do if their children want to see a parent they don’t live with or if there is a Court order in place that says they must send their children for contact. First of all, don’t...

One in eight of women in the workforce is over 50

Kathryn Pickard
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By 2022 this will be one in six. Does your organisation have a menopause policy, or a menopause or wellbeing champion? Many women will have perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms that affect their work: for one in three the symptoms are severe. These range...

Pensions and Decree Absolute

Sheila Osborne
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One of the questions we are frequently asked is:  When should I apply for my Decree Absolute if I have a Pension Sharing Order? When a divorcing couple reach a financial agreement, that agreement should be made into a court order called a Consent...

Brethertons Boosts Employment Law Team with Senior Associate Hire

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Oxfordshire and Warwickshire based law firm Brethertons is delighted to welcome a new Employment lawyer to the firm, Senior Associate Ruby Rai.  Qualified in 2008 and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Ruby joins Brethertons from a...

"Why have I got to see Mum/Dad...I am not going!"

Emma Kirkland
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A separation can be difficult, especially when there are children involved. Children cannot always understand how the situation has changed or why their parents do not get along. However, in some cases the children are prevented from seeing the parent they...

How important is a valid marriage? Part I

Katie Phillips
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The legality of Sharia ‘nikaah’ marriage ceremonies have this week been tested by the Court in the case of Mrs Akhter and Mr Khan. Mrs Akhter and Mr Khan had a religious nikaah ceremony to celebrate their ‘marriage’. But the ceremony...

International divorce - scenario on marital property in Australia

Dawn Millar
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Q:  I am a British citizen, and have lived in England for the past 12 years, but I am Australian by birth.  My spouse and I both live in England, but we have properties in Australia as well as in the UK. Can I make an application in the...

New Senior Associate Joins our Dispute Resolution & Residential Leasehold Team at Brethertons

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This week, Brethertons is delighted to welcome Senior Associate, Dani Green into our experienced Dispute Resolution, Residential Leasehold and Enfranchisement team. Dani rejoins Brethertons from Bolt Burdon where she was a Senior Enfranchisement...

Think your employer doesn't have a right to your private life? Think again.

Roy Magara
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A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has upheld a decision that a Probation Service Officer (PSO) was fairly dismissed for failing to disclose to her employer child protection issues and dealings with social services. The Tribunal correctly found...

International Divorce

Dawn Millar
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It is vital to obtain early advice when contemplating a divorce or separation, particularly when there is an international element to the decision. Whether divorcing parties marry or live outside of England and Wales, or they have property or investments...

Spotlight on..A Placement Year in Marketing

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Author: Anca Bogdan, Marketing 1. How long have you been at Brethertons? I have been working at Brethertons for around 7 months now, I started on the 15th July 2019. 2. What career path have you taken so far? I am a Coventry University student,...

Spotlight on..Careers in Marketing & CRM

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At Brethertons we are proud to have a hard-working, vibrant Marketing and CRM team based in our Banbury office. Our team work with all of the practice areas to support with any marketing and new business development they require. Working as a Marketing and...

Spotlight On..A New Brethertonian

Rebecca Cross
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Author: Rebecca Cross, Family 1.       How long have you been at Brethertons? I started on 14 th October 2019 2.       Why did you join Brethertons?  I saw the advertisement for...

Whistleblowing protections - Who? What? When?

Roy Magara
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You might have seen in the recent press reports on the Supreme Court case of District Judge Claire Gilham, whom the SC found to be a ‘worker’. This important categorisation of her employment status has established her full...

Spotlight on..An Associate

Pasqualina Marcucci
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Author: Pasqualina Marcucci - Residential Conveyancing 1.          How long have you been at Brethertons?             A little over six years. I will be...

Spotlight on..Careers in Wills, Trusts and Probate

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At Brethertons we are proud to have an award winning Wills, Trusts and Probate team operating out of all 3 offices; Banbury, Bicester and Rugby. Our lawyers specialise in giving clear, pragmatic advice on the personal affairs of customers. We are empathetic...

Spotlight on..A New Brethertonian

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Author: Tas Harknett, Financial Controller 1. How long have you been at Brethertons? I have been at Brethertons for just under two months! 2. Why did you join Brethertons?  I joined because I wanted to work in a new industry and working in the...

Spotlight on... An Executive Lawyer

Annabel Burchett
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Author: Annabel Burchett - Wills, Trusts & Probate 1. How long have you been at Brethertons? I have been working at Brethertons since October 2018.    2. What career path have you taken so far? I undertook my law degree at the...

Spotlight on...Careers in Residential Conveyancing

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At Brethertons we are proud to have an award winning Residential Conveyancing department, operating out of all 3 offices; Banbury , Bicester and Rugby . We believe our conveyancing services stand out from the crowd by focusing greatly on customer care...

New Associate Joins Residential Leasehold Team at Brethertons

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This week, Brethertons is delighted to welcome new Associate, Verity McMahon to its experienced Enfranchisement and Residential Leasehold Law team.      Verity joins Brethertons from Adcocks Solicitors Limited where she was a Leasehold...

New Year Resolutions For Business People

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  Every year without fail millions of people make New Year's resolutions, most of which will be broken by 5 th January. An easy way to keep a New Year resolution is to make one that will benefit your business. During the course of the year,...

Why Business People Need To Make A Will

Sarah Horton
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If you want an easy to keep New Year resolution, make one that you know makes sense, have probably been putting off for years and that will benefit your business. A significant number of people never make a Will even though we have all heard the saying...

Key Considerations for Tenants before signing a Commercial Lease

Bejul Lakhani-Lever
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When agreeing terms of a Commercial Lease with your Landlord, some matters such as rent, the extent of the property being let and the term of the lease are ordinarily addressed, however often other equally important terms are not addressed in the level of...

Commercial Lease Renewals - Be Prepared For When The End Is Nigh!

Julia McVeigh
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When a commercial lease is coming up for a renewal it can now present the Tenant/Lessee with an interesting and possibly lucrative opportunity. It could also prove to be unusually expensive! When considering a Lease renewal, you firstly need to know which...

Directors Duties - Stick Your Nose In Your Own Business!

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There is often a misconception that once someone is appointed director of a limited company they can pretty much act as they please. It is not that simple. This blog post seeks to explain a little about some of the issues that arise when taking on the...

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