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The Gig Economy - Where are we now?

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“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation...

When is the right time to divorce?

Priti Vadgama
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Divorce can be a difficult, stressful and traumatic time and it is therefore arguable that it is never a good time to divorce. However the recent case of Jenkins v John Collins Partners Solicitors Ltd published on 4 th April 2019 illustrates that timing in...

How much notice? The proposed changes for the "no-fault eviction" procedure

Kirsten Taylor
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For those that work within the Housing Sector it has become apparent that there is increasing pressure on Local Authorities and Housing Associations to provide housing for tenants that are no longer able to remain in privately rented accommodation. There...

Civil Partnership Vs. Marriage

Antonia Kirby
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As of March 26th 2019 we find ourselves on the cusp of new legal territory in the world of Family Law, although what substantive difference it will make on a practical level is dubious. On 26th March 2019 the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths...

Local Solicitor Appointed To The Bench

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Law firm Brethertons LLP is delighted to announce that one of their Partners, Matthew Montanaro, has been appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge. Matthew Montanaro a Partner in the Child Care Team was appointed to the Midlands Circuit on the 13...

Brethertons Doubles Size of Partnership

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors has promoted nine members of staff to Partner, effectively doubling the size of the Partnership in one fell swoop. Joining the Partnership are lawyers Amy Edwards ; ( Employment and Company Commercial ), Tom...

Standstill agreements - to use or not to use

George Smith
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If you are currently a party to a standstill agreement in an "inheritance act" claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 then you might wish to give this article some serious thought. Standstill agreements are...

Brethertons recognises Residential Leasehold specialist

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Chartered Legal Executive Linda Ball. Linda Ball , a member Residential Leasehold team has now become one of only 22 Associates in the firm. Linda’s workload focuses...

Equity Release

Emma Morris
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What is Equity Release? Equity Release is a way of unlocking some of the equity in your property whilst you still reside there provided you are over the age of 55. What types of Equity Release are there? There are two main types of Equity Release scheme;...

New Appointment for Dispute Resolution Team at Brethertons

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP grows its Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Chartered Legal Executive George Smith. George brings a wealth knowledge to the Dispute Resolution team, with expertise in dealing with contested Wills, disappointed...

Brethertons Expand Team of Legal Experts in Dispute Resolution

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP expands its Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Susan Ellis as Associate Solicitor. Susan brings a wealth of expertise to the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in housing, leasehold management and residential...

Buying a house

Catherine Mackay
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Congratulations, you have found your dream home and had your offer accepted. What do you need to do next? 1. You need to choose a solicitor There are many conveyancing firms out there, I would advise to phone for a quote rather than looking at online...

Brethertons appoints new Head of HR

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP appoints Christine Morran to the firm as Head of Human Resources. Christine who has previously worked for Thames Valley Police, Bibby Financial Services and more recently The Curve Group will be responsible for the...

The removal and replacement of the cladding on your building

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Who is going to pay for the removal and replacement of the cladding on your building? In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, on 14 June 2017, the Department for Communities and Local Government (“DCLG”) issued initial written...

Purchasing property with a partner

Antonia Kirby
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In my 7 years in practice I have come to realise something; at the risk of sounding woefully unromantic, a property purchase is a business transaction. Full stop. Like purchasing shares in a business, buying a classic car or even investing in legal...

Selling your home

Fiona Dunlop
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“How long will it take to sell my house ?” is probably the question we are asked most as conveyancing solicitors. So how long does it take? If you like watching soaps, you may be under the impression that by simply signing a Transfer Deed...

Brethertons appoints new Company Commercial Paralegal

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We have appointed a new Company Commercial paralegal to our team of legal specialists. Sara De Rinaldis joins Brethertons from Meade King Solicitors where she worked as a Corporate Paralegal for over 2 years. She has experience in dealing with a...

International Womens Day

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International Women's Day (IWD) on 8th March 2019 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also continues to campaign for gender parity. In 2016, Lexis Nexis blogged about women in the legal profession stating...

Sophie's Apprenticeship Story

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Author: Sophie Gregory This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons and the different paths they have chosen following completion of their...

Starting an Apprenticeship

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Author: Charlotte Ogilvie This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons and the different paths they have chosen following completion of their...

Abbie's Apprenticeship Journey

Abbie Linzey-Jones
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This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons and the different paths they choose following completion of their qualifications. We are proud of...

Probate Stealth Tax

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When a loved one passes away, your Executors might need to apply for a “Grant of Probate”. This document gives your Executors the power to close your bank accounts, sell your house and carry out any wishes you have given in your Will. ...

A day in the life of an Apprentice

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Author: Sophie Kite This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons. We are proud of the investment we make into those starting their careers and...

Stamp Duty changes

Gemma Drakeford
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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is the payment of tax required if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. There are particular thresholds which determine just how much SDLT is due starting at £125,000 for...

The Homes Act 2018 - The Grenfell Effect?

Kirsten Taylor
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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the “Act”) is a prime example of a piece of legislation which has been in the pipeline for some time however, it would appear that the tragic circumstances of the Grenfell Tower disaster has...

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